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Who Makes Generic 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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Do Kaletra, Viread and Zerit cause Hydroxyzine PAM and Generic Paxil to become elevated? Your "nephew" :) needs to be put on it... How safe?

Hello my beloved "big brother". (I pray that it's ok with you. I ALWAYS wanted a BIG BROTHER as special and trust worthy as you!) I hope you are doing wonderfully always!!!!!Your nephew was recently prescribed generic PAXIL along with...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello "Little Brother" and "Nephew,"As a general rule, if a physician other than your HIV specialist prescribes additional medicaments, it's always prudent to check with your HIV specialist physician to be sure there are no... Read more »

zerit, epivir, and Ziagen

Dr. Feinberg, I was a patient of Dr. Douglas Dieterich from NYU and have been involved in St. Vincent drug studies since '92. I started taking a triple drug combo after a Ziagen study in 95. Problem -- I have had 2 stents put in my heart in the...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
No one knows for sure whether heart disease is linked to HIV or the drugs we use for HIV, to be perfectly honest with you. You don't say how old you are, whether other close family members have had heart problems (especially before 55 years of... 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
Good question. This drug has been linked closely to fat wasting of the limbs and face as well as abnormal lipids (plus peripheral neuropathy and lactic acidosis). The thing is that outside of the US-Europe-Australia, stavudine (Zerit) is very... Read more »

stopping Zerit

i've been taking viramune epivir zerit for 10 yrs now & have in the last few yrs experienced increasing muscle weakness joint pain & general fatigue while my cd4 & viral load have improved, cd4 is mid 400's & vl is...
Edwin DeJesus, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Edwin DeJesus, M.D., F.A.C.P.

You are correct. The combination that you are taking is very effective treating the HIV infection and making your CD4 count raise. The problem is the long term complications of taking Zerit. Zerit is one of the causes of lipoatrophy, a syndrome... 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 Anonymous, 1 Reply
If you allow my advice, stop giving richness to multinational enterprises, and buy generic Viagra. Some time ago I found this pharmacy from India with cheap prices and $10 shipping worldwide.

Health and long life :) 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 in New York the first or... 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 phone number Read more »