Description and Brand Names

Drug information provided by: Micromedex

US Brand Name

  1. Zerit

Canadian Brand Name

  1. Zerit Pediatrics

Descriptions


Stavudine is used in combination with other anti-virus medicines for the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. HIV is the virus that causes acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS).

Stavudine will not cure or prevent HIV infection or AIDS. It helps to keep HIV from reproducing and appears to slow down the destruction of the immune system. This may help delay problems that are usually related to AIDS or HIV disease.

Stavudine will not keep you or your child from spreading HIV to other people. People who receive this medicine may continue to have the problems usually related to AIDS or HIV disease.

This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Capsule
  • Powder for Suspension
  • Powder for Solution