Generic Medicine Info
May be taken with or without food.
Hypersensitivity to stavudine. Lactation.
Special Precautions
Patient w/ hepatomegaly, hepatitis or other risk factors for liver disease (esp obese women); pre-existing bone marrow suppression; history of peripheral neuropathy; history of or risk factors for pancreatitis. Renal or hepatic impairment. Pregnancy. Patient Counselling This drug may cause dizziness and/or somnolence, if affected, do not drive or operate machinery. Monitoring Parameters Monitor LFTs, renal function tests, viral load, CD4 count.
Adverse Reactions
Peripheral neuropathy, abdominal pain, nausea, drowsiness, diarrhoea, dyspepsia, fatigue, dizziness, headache, abnormal dreams, depression, insomnia, pruritus, rash, immune reconstitution syndrome, lipodystrophy (including central obesity, facial and peripheral wasting, breast enlargement, cushingoid appearance, dorsocervical fat enlargement), metabolic abnormalities (e.g. hypertriglyceridaemia, hypercholesterolaemia, insulin resistance, hyperglycaemia, hyperlactataemia), mitochondrial dysfunction (manifesting as abnormal behaviour, convulsions, anaemia, hyperlipasaemia, hypertonia, neutropenia), myalgia, myositis, elevated creatine phosphokinase, osteonecrosis. Rarely, rhabdomyolysis.
Potentially Fatal: Lactic acidosis associated w/ severe hepatomegaly and steatosis. Rarely, hepatitis, hepatic failure, pancreatitis.
Drug Interactions
Increased risk of pancreatitis, peripheral neuropathy and hepatotoxicity in combination w/ didanosine and hydroxycarbamide. Risk of hepatic decompensation w/ interferon and ribavirin. Risk of peripheral neuropathy w/ isoniazid. Zidovudine may decrease the phosphorylation of stavudine to its active triphosphate form. Doxorubicin and ribavirin may inhibit stavudine activation.
CIMS Class
ATC Classification
J05AF04 - stavudine ; Belongs to the class of nucleoside and nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitors. Used in the systemic treatment of viral infections.
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