What is Stavudine (d4T)?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Zerit Estavudine Zerit XR

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A nucleoside analogue reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs), an antiviral medication used in combination with other antiviral medications to treat human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in patients with or without acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 2
Moderate 1
Mild 1
None 3

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Stavudine (d4T)

Side effect Patients
Buffalo hump 1
Diarrhea 1
Lipodystrophy (lipoatrophy or loss of fatty tissue) 1
Neuropathic pain in feet and legs 1

Why patients stopped taking Stavudine (d4T)

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Side effects too severe 7
Doctor's advice 6
Other 3
Did not seem to work 1
See all 15 patients who've stopped taking Stavudine (d4T)

Duration

Stopped taking Stavudine (d4T)

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 7
5 - 10 years 2
10 years or more 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 7
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 6
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2 patient evaluations for Stavudine (d4T)

Feb 1, 2003 (Started Dec 26, 1998)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV))
  • Side effects
    Severe (diarrhea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 80 mg Daily
Side effects: diarrhea

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Sep 15, 2002 (Started Nov 15, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV))
  • Side effects
    Severe (neuropathic pain in feet and legs)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 15 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Neuropathy can be servere in some people but some never get it
Side effects: neuropathic pain in feet and legs

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