What is Stavudine for:
This medication is a nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NARTI), prescribed for HIVAIDS. It blocks the growth of HIV.
How does Stavudine work:
Stavudine works to harm the virus and fight the infection.
How should Stavudine be used:
It comes as a capsule and liquid to take by mouth with or without food. The recommended dose is 30 mg for people who have less than 60kg body weight. Greater than 60 kgBW: 40 mg two times per day.
Common side effects of Stavudine :
Headache. Upset stomach or throwing up. Many small meals, good mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help. Loose stools (diarrhea). Change in body fat. Nerve problems may happen. Pancreatitis may rarely happen. Harm to the liver may rarely happen.
What is Lamivudine for:
This medication is a potent nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitor (nRTI).
How does Lamivudine work:
This drug is prescribed for HIVAIDS, and hepatitis B either alone or with other medication. It works by reducing the amount of hepatitis B virus in the body
How should Lamivudine be used:
To gain the most benefit, do not miss doses. Use as you have been told, even if you are feeling better. In HIV care, this drug is most often taken with 2 other drugs. Take with or without food. Take with food if it causes an upset stomach. There is a liquid (solution) if you cannot swallow pills. Those who have feeding tubes may also use the liquid. Flush the feeding tube before and after this drug is given.
Common side effects of Lamivudine :
Headache. Upset stomach or throwing up. Many small meals, good mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help. Loose stools (diarrhea). Irritated pancreas may rarely happen.