Stavudine - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions


Information about Stavudine

Generic Name : Stavudine
Up-to-date prescription details regarding Stavudine are provided here.

Pronunciation : STAV-yoo-deen

Learn the correct pronunciation of the Stavudine, understand it's uses, recommended dosages, its indications, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its and its storage instructions.
You will also find a list of the medication's International and Indian brand or trade names, as well as its pricing information. For verification of the information presented on this page or for additional clarifications, it's advisable to consult your doctor.

ICD Code : Y41.5 Therapeutic Classification : Antiretroviral Agents

Trade Names/Brand Names of Stavudine

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International :


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.

When should Stavudine not be taken? (Contraindications)


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.