NUCLEOSIDE REVERSE TRANSCRIPTASE INHIBITOR (NRTI)
Zerit is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat HIV-1 infection in combination with other antiretroviral medications. Zerit is also referred to by its drug name, Stavudine, and by the abbreviation d4T.
Zerit is an antiviral medication of the nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI) class. Zerit is believed to work by preventing HIV from replicating in cells.
How do I take it?
Prescribing information states that Zerit is taken every 12 hours.
Zerit comes in capsule and oral solution forms.
The FDA-approved label for Zerit lists common side effects including headache and diarrhea.
Rare but serious side effects listed for Zerit include lactic acidosis (a metabolic disorder), hepatomegaly (enlarged liver) with steatosis (fatty degeneration), and pancreatitis.
For more details about this treatment, visit:
Zerit – RxList
Overview of HIV Treatments – AIDS.gov
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