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What Is Zerit Used For

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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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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 »

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 Read more »

New zerit

When is the new Zerit going to be available? Should I switch to the new kind if I have been on the regular one for two years without a problem?Thank you-Tim
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

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

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
...The new Zerit (Zerit XR) has been approved by the FDA and should start to appear in pharmacies shortly. Zerit XR opens the door to once-daily 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
...abnormal lipids (plus peripheral neuropathy and lactic acidosis). The thing is that outside of the US-Europe-Australia, stavudine (Zerit) is very popular. It is made cheaply as a generic by some companies and governments and is included in... 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 »