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ZERITis an antiviral medication indicated for the treatment of HIV infection. It is used with other medications to help control your HIV infection. This medicine belongs to a class of drugs known as nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors.
The dosage of Stavudine prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Stavudine can be taken with or without food.
Missed Dose of Stavudine:
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Stavudine medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
Overdose of Stavudine:
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Stavudine, seek medical attention immediately.
Side Effects of Stavudine:
Like other medicines, Stavudine can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Stavudine are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Stavudine cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Stavudine develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Stavudine can cause side effects such as headache, diarrhea, nausea, loss of appetite, muscle pain, and mild skin rash. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Stavudine.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Stavudine, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Also, tell your prescriber or health care professional if you are a frequent user of drinks containing caffeine or alcohol, if you smoke, or if you use illegal drugs. These may affect the way your medicine works. Check with your health care professional before stopping or starting any of your medicines.
Before using Stavudine, ask the following questions to the doctor:
Is it possible for me to take Stavudine with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Stavudine?
What are the possible drug interactions of Stavudine?
How will Stavudine work in my body?
How should Stavudine be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Stavudine drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Stavudine is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.
Active ingredients: Stavudine.