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What Are The Side Effects Of Stavudine

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Stavudine (Zerit)

... What Is Stavudine? Who Should Take Stavudine? What About Drug Resistance? How Is 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
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lower does d4t - side effects

sir,i started meds when my vl 264700 cd4 170 8.17% . i am on d4t 30mg+3tc+effavirenz.even though my weigth was 85 kgs my doc started me on a lower dose of d4t . this was the most prefered combination 50 wks back in my vl <20 cd4 510...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...preference to to switch pro-actively before fat is lost so if tenofovir or abacavir were available and affordable I might switch from D4T to one of those agents. KH Read more »


Dr. Are Dr.'s still prescibing Zerit? I was on it for the first 5 or so yrs of infection. It really did a number on my body shape and face with lipoatrophy. After being off it for the over 5 yrs or so. Ive noticed some weight gain in the usual...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...Thank you for sharing your experience. Many people have had similar side effects from stavudine. It definitely had its role to play in the early days of treatment when few options were available. As you suggest, it would Read more »

D4T 30mg = less side effect?

my doctor has started me on a combination of d4t 30mg + 3tc 150mg twice daily effavirenz 600mg once at night. i am 74kgs when i asked him about a higher dose of d4t as my wgt is more than 60kgs .he assured me there will be no resistance to d4t if i...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...I am not aware of data that demonstrate that 40 mg and 30 mg of d4T (Zerit) are equal in their ability to suppress HIV (in people over 60 kg). That said, it may be possible. A recently reported Read more »

side effects because of d4t

dr henrythank you so much for your quick iamreally worried about the side effects of d4t .at present iam tolerating my meds well .doctor if in the next six months if my vl comes to 50- 100copies/ml can i request my doctor to change to...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...D4T is still a good drug. There are still problems with other drugs that you might be switched to. The major problems with D4T Read more »
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ddI, d4T and Hydroxyurea Side Effect Warning!

...inflammation of the pancreas). An early symptom includes severe abdominal pain, which should be carefully diagnosed. Adding d4T (stavudine, Zerit) and/or hydroxyurea (Hydrea, Droxia) to ddI may further increase the risk of pancreatitis. Results... Read more »
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For Potency Tenofovir Equals d4T but Tenofovir Beats d4T With Less Frequent and Common Side Effects

... Favorable Metabolic Profile for Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate (TDF) Versus Stavudine (d4T) When Used in Combination With Lamivudine and Efavirenz in Antiretroviral-Naive Patients: 96-Week Interim Results (Poster Read more »

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 as Zerit or d4T, is a type of medicine called Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kenya to Roll Out Safer ARV Regimen

...Kenya's National AIDS and Sexually transmitted infections Control Programme. "WHO has recommended that [antiretroviral drug] Stavudine be replaced with less toxic drugs such as Tenofovir (TDF) or Zidovudine, better known as AZT. Some of the... Read more »
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Bristol Myers Squibbs: Videx

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Gentlemen, Stay away from Videx it infected my pancreas and made me diabetic, apprantly it does that to a high percentage of people on it or as I also understand kills another hign percentage of them. What does Bristol Myers Squibbs do? Sell death... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...called nucleoside analogs, include * AZT (Azidothymidine) * ddC (zalcitabine) * ddI (dideoxyinosine) * d4T (stavudine) * 3TC (lamivudine) * Abacavir (ziagen) * Tenofovir (viread) * Emtriva (emtricitabine) Health... Read more »

Any side effects?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...first I was apprehensive about taking them, because of horror stories I heard about AIDS drugs. I have not experienced any side effects from any of these drugs, and I think that it is weird. All of my blood work is really good and my doctor is... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Does anyone have any experience with viread? I hear it's supposed to be great in terms of side effects, but I want to know if anyone went on it either a switch or new reg and noticed increased lipo or new lipo or hair loss? Read more »