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Drug information on Virostav (Stavudine) from Consumer Healthcare (Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd)


Consumer Healthcare (Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd)
Generic : Stavudine
10 Tablets
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Drug Name : Stavudine

Stavudine(Zerit) generic Virostav is a nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NARTI), prescribed for HIV/AIDS. It blocks the growth of HIV.
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Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on February, 2, 2017

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Medical Condition(s) for which Virostav may be prescribed

Side effects of Virostav

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

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

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 to use Virostav?

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

When is Virostav not to be taken? (Contraindications)


Warnings and Precautions for Virostav

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.

Other Precautions for Virostav

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Virostav

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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