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Stavudine

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Last Updated: December 14, 2018

Stavudine is used along with a combination of a number of other medicines in order to treat the HIV disease. It is an antiviral medicine of the nucleoside analogue type. It is known to interfere with the production ability of virus, thereby inhibiting the growth and spread of disease. The Stavudine drug may not be administered to you if you are allergic to any ingredient of the drug, if you suffer from lactose intolerance, lactic acidosis or an enlarged liver. You must consult the doctor if you are pregnant, planning a pregnancy any time soon. You must make the doctor aware of any past diseases that you had such as liver, kidney or heart disorders. The medicine has to be provided with extreme caution if you suffer from obesity, have abnormal liver functions or other allergic reactions to the medicine. The medicine can be taken orally, with or without food as directed by the doctor. You must stay off alcohol, smoking, tobacco or caffeine during the course of the treatment as it may cause a number of health complications. It is important to take precautions to stop the spread of HIV through sexual contact, saliva or blood. Therefore do not share your belongings with others and use contraceptives like condoms to prevent HIV from being communicated to your sexual partner.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a HIV Specialist before using this medicine.

  • Hiv Infection

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Stavir 30mg capsule may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
    Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    Patients may experience dizziness and/or somnolence, and they should avoid driving or operating machinery.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    Dose adjustment is required in patients with underlined renal diseases. Please consult your doctor.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    If you miss a dose of Stavudine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Below is the list of medicines, which contains Stavudine as ingredient

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Stavudine works as a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI) and by breaking down into its active metabolites when ingested. These metabolites inhibit the enzyme HIV-1 reverse transcriptase (RT) by competitively blocking the natural substrate and thus prevent viral DNA from growing.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Medicine

    Valgaids 450Mg Tablet

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