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Stavudine - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team
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General Information on Stavudine

Generic Name : Stavudine
Pronunciation : STAV-yoo-deen
Latest prescription information about Stavudine. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y41.5 | Therapeutic Classification : Antiretroviral Agents
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Why is Stavudine Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NARTI), prescribed for HIV/AIDS. It blocks the growth of HIV.

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When should Stavudine not be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Stavudine?

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 should Stavudine be taken?

It comes as a capsule and liquid to take by mouth with or without food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Stavudine?

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.

What are the side effects of Stavudine?

Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, rash, liver damage and inflammation of pancreas.

What are the other precautions for Stavudine?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Stavudine?

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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