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Missed Dose Zerit

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Zerit

... Common Name: stavudine or d4T Brand Name: Zerit Class: nucleoside analogs (also called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, NRTIs or nukes) Standard dose: One 40 mg capsule twice a day for people weighing 132 pounds or more, or one 30 mg capsule twice a day
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3 hours late with Epivir and Zerit

Hello and thanks for the great work you're doing. I have been on Sustiva/Epivir/Zerit for about seven years now, viral load undetectable and cd4 around 800. This morning I took the morning dose of Epivir and Zerit at 9 am instead of my usual 6 am....
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...switch to Atripla to simplify things to one pill, once daily. The Viread and Emtriva present in Atripla persist longer than Zerit and Epivir and make this regimen more forgiving of late of missed doses. Also, Viread has been shown to be safer... Read more »

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 current meds. ... Read more »

Epivir & Zerit to Trizivir?

I have been on Epivir, Zerit and Sustiva for about a year and a half now. My viral load has come down significantly, but in the last 6 months it has been trending back up (24 to 126 to 243). My doctor wants me to drop the Epivir & Zerit and instead...
Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

Response from Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

University of Utah, School of Medicine
The approach your doctor is advocating is what we often call intensification. You have had three very low but detectable viral loads, and the thought is that adding a 4th drug might help regain control. It might. I will assume this is your first... Read more »

Dropping 3rd Nuke -- Zerit

Brief Background: My Baseline counts in Sept. '99 were VL: 650,000/CD-4:270. Started first line meds, consisting of Combivir and Sustiva at that time. By Dec. 15th, my counts had improved nicely to VL: 363/CD4:435. However, I was severely Anemic...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

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

Harvard Medical School
...compensate. So - why didn't it work for you? Other than the anemia - the viral load wasn't fully suppressed after you switched to zerit/d4T, along with the 3TC and Sustiva. Which is a bit surprising - we did a study of that particular triple... Read more »
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U.S. Food and Drug Administration

New Labeling for Zerit Capsules and Zerit for Oral Solution

... On December 10, 2010, the FDA approved new labeling for Zerit capsules and Zerit for oral solution. The revisions to the Dosage and Administration, Warnings and Precautions, Adverse Reaction Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Zerit (Stavudine, d4T)

... STAV-yoo-deen Brand Name: Zerit Other Name(s): BMY-27857, Estavudina, d4T Drug Class: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Stavudine, also known Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Stavudine (Zerit)

...Stavudine Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Stavudine React With Other Drugs? What Is Stavudine? Stavudine (Zerit) is a drug used as part of antiretroviral therapy (ART). It is manufactured by Bristol-Myers Squibb. The original... Read more »
infoSIDA

Estavudina (Zerit)

... Brand Name: Zerit Clase de medicamento: Inhibidor de la transcriptasa inversa análogo de los nucleósidos La estavudina, conocida también Read more »
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Change from Zerit to Atripla ???

Posted by AlexHappy
...and VL undedect. (43y, 230 lbs/ 6.3/ 32w/ man/ cholesterol 230 /sportiv/ top/ healthy looking / with BF since 8y) I am on Zerit/ Viread & Sustiva since about 6 years ( was before on another regimen) I am healthy happy almost no side... 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 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 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 Read more »