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How Much Does Zerit Cost

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Brand name: Zerit Generic name: stavudine, or d4T Class: Nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitor(nucleotide, NtRTI, or nuke) Manufacturer: Bristol-Myers Squibb, , (800) 321-1335 AWP: $493.38 (generic $411.16)/month for 40 mg capsules Standard Dose: One 40 mg capsule twice a day for people weighing 132 pounds or more, or one 30 mg capsule twice a day for people weighing less; with or without food, with no dietary...
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Viracept/Epivir/Zerit vs. Sustiva/Epivir/Zerit

I have been positive for 3 years and doing well. Undetectable viral load, t-cells around 600. I started meds with Epivir/Zerit/Viracept and recently dropped the Viracept for Sustiva. I was told that the Viracept was the cause of the fat pad that...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Switching to Sustiva "saves" the protease class for later use and can be a part of a long-term treatment plan. Your current regimen still can cause fat problems (all 3 meds) and generally the fat pads haven't gotten better on your... Read more »

Costs? bioalcimid?

have you any idea how much it costs for a bioalcimid treatment? And, is there a place in Nashville, or close to it that can do the work...any suggestions?I have searched this web site and the links and nthere seems to be no info on costs.I'm...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Phil,Bio-Alcamid (polyalkymade gel) has been used in Italy for at least five years, and appears to provide durable results in one to three sessions. From what we know so far, this appears to be reasonably safe. It is not yet approved in the... Read more »

Zerit and lipodystrophy

Has Zerit on its own been known to cause lipodystrophy or does a PI need to be in the drug mix?...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
Zerit on its own appears to be associated with lipoatrophy, but several studies also indicate that combining Zerit with a protease inhibitor increases the likelihood of developing as well as the severity of lipoatrophy. Preliminary data indicate... Read more »

Zerit confusion

Given what we now know about the harmful effects of Zerit, why is it still an approved drug and why is it still being prescribed?Thank you....
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Good question. This drug has been linked closely to fat wasting of the limbs and face as well as abnormal lipids (plus peripheral neuropathy and lactic acidosis). The thing is that outside of the US-Europe-Australia, stavudine (Zerit) is very... Read more »
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cost of hiv

Posted by hopefulone, 8 Replies
curious...what is the cost of hiv in terms of medical treatment...i am not currently on medicine and am curious what the disease costs some of you guys on an annual basis....thanks Read more »

ban the drug zerit...

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I was prescribed the drug Zerit by Bristol Myers Squibb by my physcian
back in June 1998 after being on the drug for 2 months I have developed
a severe side effect called peripheral neuropathy. I ended up in... Read more »

Casting Call for Zerit Ad

Posted by donnalgrossman
I am a New York based Casting Director and am presently casting an ad for the drug Zerit. The casting session will be held in New York on Monday, December 2nd. We are casting for 5 characters. The shoot will take place in New York the first or... Read more »

Report Side effects of Zerit and Videx

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
If you have experienced side effects, especially peripheral neuropathy, from Bristol Myers Squibb's drugs Zerit and Videx please report them to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This is done by calling the FDA's Medwatch toll free phone number Read more »