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Reaction To Stavudine

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AIDS InfoNet

Stavudine (Zerit)

...viral load to extremely low levels, and increase your CD4 cell counts. This should mean staying healthier longer. Pregnant women face special risks when taking stavudine. See the information below on lactic acidosis and drug reactions. What About Drug Resistance? Many new copies of HIV are mutations. They are slightly different from the original virus. Some mutations can keep multiplying even when you are taking an ARV. When this happens,...
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stalnev 30 mg

what are the side effects of stalanev 30 mg tablets
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...lactic acidosis (less often at lower 30 mg dose), fat loss, pancreatitis, and other side effects. Nevirapine can cause a skin reaction (occasionally severe) or liver problems particularly in first several months of use and in persons with... Read more »

reaction to comb therapy - pancreatitis

I recently was hospitalized for 3 weeks after a severe reaction to nevirapine, stavudine, & Videx. My internist here in Amsterdam wants to put me on another combination of Abacavir, Efavirenz,and Lamivudine. I would like a 2nd opinion if this is a...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Your doctor's suggested alternative therapy is unlikely to cause pancreatitis, although all medicines (including all HIV medicines) have potential side effects that you need to be informed about. Luckily, these 3 are not associated with... Read more »

skin drug reaction

I am on nevirapine, lamivudine and stavudine, and I developed raised non itchy coalescing and vesicular skin lesions that get dark when they heal. They are distributed all over the body.
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...In a small percentage of people, such a severe skin reaction can occur when nevirapine therapy is started, usually within the first few weeks. If it involves significant blisters, is spread Read more »

help

Dear SirI am leaving in one poor country at the momentMy CD 4 are378 my medication is sustiva, lamivudin plus stavudine, for two year, I been advise from some doctor this type of medication is not susitable I will toxic, tyhis my question from two...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Many patients can do well for many many years on your current drug regimen. If you are having any D4T toxicity AZT can often be successfully substituted for the D4T. Your HIV doc is the best person to assess what your best option Read more »
Articles
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Zerit (Stavudine, d4T)

...Headache Diarrhea Rash Trouble sleeping (insomnia) Loss of appetite Chills Fever Allergic reactions Blood disorders High blood sugar Changes in body fat Stavudine may cause other side effects.... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Epzicom/Kivexa (Abacavir + Lamivudine)

...headaches. See Fact Sheet 551 for more information on fatigue. The most serious side effect of abacavir is a hypersensitivity reaction . The FDA recommends a genetic test before using abacavir. This blood test identifies people at high risk of... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Trizivir (Zidovudine + Lamivudine + Abacavir)

...information on these side effects and Fact Sheet 552 on anemia. The most serious side effect of abacavir is a hypersensitivity reaction . The FDA recommends a genetic test before using abacavir. This blood test identifies people at high risk... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Zerit

...peripheral neuropathy. Additive lipoatrophy (facial wasting) and mitochondrial toxicities can occur when combined with Videx. Adverse reactions and serious laboratory abnormalities in children were similar in type and frequency to those seen in... Read more »
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my strange reaction

Posted by midwestguy143, 2 Replies
...I tested positive on March 24, 2009. The thing that surprised me, and my friends was my reaction -- none really. Just something else in my life. I had lost my job many months ago, and with the job market being so tough, Read more »

hic

Posted by Anonymous
...after the infection is acquired. On the other hand, the quantitative plasma HIV-1 RNA level (viral load) by polymerase chain reaction (PCR), which is 95 to 98 percent sensitive for HIV,8 becomes positive within 11 days of infection.9 During the... Read more »

information

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...also cause inflammation of the pancreas and painful nerve damage. There have been reports of complications and other severe reactions, including death, to some of the antiretroviral nucleoside analogs when used alone or in combination. Therefore,... Read more »

allergic reactions

Posted by TRex, 2 Replies
...Has anyone who is HIV positive had a lot of allergic reactiosn to antibiotics? I had two allergic reactions (the Bactrim one was the one who made me ask for the HIV test).the other one is Keflex. I am on Augmentin now and woke up with Read more »