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Generic: stavudine
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It is used with other medicines to treat HIV
               



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What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular check ups. Discuss any new symptoms with your doctor. You will need to have important blood work done while on this medicine.

HIV is spread to others through sexual or blood contact. Talk to your doctor about how to stop the spread of HIV.

Do not treat severe stomach pain, nausea or vomiting with over- the- counter medicines. Contact your doctor.

This medicine may affect blood sugar levels. If you have diabetes, check with your doctor or health care professional before you change your diet or the dose of your diabetic medicine.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • breathing problems
  • increased hunger or thirst
  • increased urination
  • muscle weakness in arms and legs
  • nausea, vomiting, unusual stomach upset or pain
  • tingling, pain, burning, or numbness in the hands or feet
  • unusual bleeding or bruising
  • unusually weak or tired
  • weight gain around waist, back, or thinning of face, arms, legs

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • diarrhea
  • difficulty sleeping
  • fever, chills
  • headache
  • loss of appetite
  • muscle pain
  • weight loss

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children and pets.

Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Keep container tightly closed. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

You should dispose of this medicine through community take- back disposal programs when available or by placing it in an unrecognizable closed container in the household trash.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

               
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