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Missed Dose Zerit

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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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Missed dose of Epivir

Hi and thanks for the excellent work you do on this website. I have been for eight years on Epivir/Zerit/Sustiva, always undetectable and with a present CD4 count of around 800. Today I discovered that I must have missed a dose of Epivir as I'm...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
It is unlikely that this single omission will by itself lead to drug resistance to 3TC and other members of this regimen. There are several reasons for this opinion. First, following ART cessation, it takes several days before HIV replication... Read more »

Missed PEP Dose and Testing

Hi,I am currently on PEP for a (non-sexual) exposure taking Epivir,Kaltera and and Zerit. (First 2 days were on Combivir until my doc switched me).At 15 days into the program, I was late with one dose by about 8 hours. Is this a major cause for...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,From personal experience, I can attest to the fact that strictly adhering to HIV medication dosing and food requirements is extremely challenging. Being eight hours late on a single dose of your PEP two weeks into the four-week course is not a... Read more »

Missing doses--sort of.

Thank you for this service. My question is about missing doses. I take my medication everyday, twice a day as instructed. However, I rarely take my medication exactly 12 hours apart. More often, I will take one dose at around midnight, and another...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
Well, glad the meds are working well for you. If your viral load is below 50 copies on them, whatever you are doing is working well. So far. People do vary a bit in how we process these meds -- so in general we suggest that they are taken about... Read more »

Missed Morning Dose of Kaletra & Invirase

Hello,I apologize upfront for any duplications if this question has been asked before -?? In any case, in 1995, at age 36, I was diagnosed with HIV. My physician initially started me on AZT. Later, he changed to Viracept, Epivir and Zerit. I...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Don't worry. Your single mishap is highly unlikely to have led to any change in resistance of the virus. If you continue to be as diligent as you have been about taking your meds, I suspect you will continue to do well.Further good news is... Read more »
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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 »


Posted by jab, 1 Reply
missed sustiva dose, should I take it now Read more »

Hi, guys, I've been missing you all, esp AIDSTOHV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
It is so good to be back, I and my husband have been very busy with blood work, trying to get a head doc---long, long waiting list for that with an HMO, and just dealing with life in general. Also we went to the Northern Lights ALternatives, which... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello All !! I want to tell everyone that I started taking half of the prescribed doses of my meds about 2 years ago. My T cells remain High (570) and my V load is still undetectable..
I am on viramune,ziagen and zerit. I had an uncle who died... Read more »