FIRST TIME VISITOR? CLICK HERE!

Welcome to AIDS-Drugs-Online.com

Our website ensures an easy ordering process for affordable HIV/AIDS and PrEP medications, as well as protection of our customers' information. Having an account on our website allows you to place your orders easily, upload your prescriptions safely, view your order history, and even earn discounts.

If you have not ordered from us before:
You can create an account for free by clicking here.

Please take a moment to learn how to order. If you have any trouble, please call us at 1-888-243-7675.

Australia: +61 (2) 90537441 Switzerland: +41 (44) 7982088

We invite you to explore our website and save money on your HIV/AIDS and PrEP medications!


Articles

What is Zerit (Stavudine) Used For? Side Effects and Dosage

What is Zerit (Stavudine) Used For? Side Effects and Dosage

What is Zerit (Stavudine)?

Zerit is the brand name for a reverse transcriptase inhibitor called stavudine (d4t) that is manufactured by Bristol-Myers Squibb. It is an oral medication that is designed to combat human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) infection in combination with other antiretroviral agents.  

What is Stavudine Used For?

Stavudine (d4t) is in the antiretroviral drug class. It works together with other antiretroviral medications to increase the body’s ability to fight off HIV-1 activity. Stavudine works by inhibiting the activity of HIV-1 reverse transcriptase.

How to Take D4T and Dosage

HIV-infected patients are to take Zerit as part of combination therapy. Dosage is based on the weight of the adult patient. For pediatric patients, dosing is based on age and weight. Dosage adjustment is recommended for renal impaired patients.

Zerit is supplied in various strengths and forms, as capsules and an oral solution. The oral solution must be prepared by a pharmacist. Zerit should be dosed at 12-hour intervals. It can be taken with or without food.

Warnings and Precautions

Warnings

  • Lactic acidosis/severe hepatomegaly with steatosis, including fatal cases, has been reported in patients taking nucleoside analogues on their own or in combination with other antiretroviral medications, including stavudine.
  • Fatal and nonfatal pancreatitis have occurred when Zerit was part of a combination regimen.

Adverse reactions

  • Hepatic toxicity
  • Neurologic symptoms
  • Pancreatitis
  • Lipoatrophy
  • Immune reconstitution syndrome

Zerit Contraindications and Side Effects

Contraindications

Zerit is contraindicated in patients who are hypersensitive to d4t or any of its components. As well, coadministration of Zerit and didanosine is contraindicated.

Side Effects

  • Headache
  • Diarrhea
  • Rash
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

These may not be the complete list of warnings, contraindications and side effects linked to Zerit. For more information, please see the package insert.

Reset your password

Please enter your email below, and we will send you a new password.

Still having trouble signing in?

If you're unable to reset your password, please call Customer Service at 1-888-243-7675.