Generic Name : Stavudine Pronunciation : STAV-yoo-deen Therapeutic Classification : Antiretroviral Agents ICD Code : Y41.5
India- Emduo Susp, Emduo-30, Emduo-40, Emduo-E-30, Emduo-E 40, Emduo-Jr, Emduo-N, Emtri 30, Emtri 40, Emtri Susp, Emtri Jr, Stadine, Stavex, Stavex 40, Stavir, Stv, Stv Comp, Stv Comp-3, Stv Plus, Trimune-4, Virostav.
International- Zerit. Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is a nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NARTI), prescribed for HIV/AIDS. It blocks the growth of HIV. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications): Hypersensitivity.
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
Adult: PO – The recommended dose is 30 mg for people who have less than 60kg body weight. Greater than 60 kg/BW: 40 mg two times per day. How it should be taken :
It comes as a capsule and liquid to take by mouth with or without food. Warnings and Precautions :
* Caution should be exercised in patients with history of liver or kidney disease, sugar, elderly, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
* Monitor patients for development of peripheral neuropathy.
* Redistribution/accumulation of body fat including central obesity may occur. Side Effects :
Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, rash, liver damage and inflammation of pancreas.
*Avoid excess dosage. Storage Conditions :
Keep out of the reach of children. Store away from heat and direct light.
Store the oral solution in refrigerator. However, keep the medicine from freezing.
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