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Composition for Stavir 40mg Capsule

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Medicine Overview of Stavir Capsule


Uses of Stavir Capsule

STAVIR 40MG CAPSULE is used in the treatment of HIV infection.

Side effects of Stavir Capsule


Fatigue, Headache, Nausea, Dizziness.


How to use Stavir Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. STAVIR 40MG CAPSULE is to be taken empty stomach.

How Stavir Capsule works

STAVIR 40MG CAPSULE prevents the multiplication of HIV virus in human cells. Thus stops the HIV virus from producing new viruses.

In Depth Information on Stavir Capsule

Expert advice for Stavir Capsule

  • Take stavudine at least one hour before food.
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery while taking this drug as it may cause dizziness.
  • Tell your doctor before taking the stavudine if you have liver or kidney disease, peripheral neuropathy (numbness, tingling and pain in the limbs) or pancreatitis (inflammation of pancreas) or if you are lactose-intolerant.
  • Inform your doctor before taking stavudine if you are taking other medications like zidovudine, didanosine, doxorubicin, hydroxyurea, or ribavirin.
  • Seek immediate medical attention if you notice problems with pancreas or liver function or suffer from symptoms of lactic acidosis (you can have nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain, loss of appetite, weight loss, rapid and/or deep breathing, neurological symptoms).
  • Avoid drinking alcohol while taking stavudine as it may worsen the side effects.
  • Take necessary precautions while using stavudine to prevent the spread of HIV to others.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
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Special precautions for STAVIR 40MG CAPSULE
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
STAVIR 40MG CAPSULE may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
STAVIR 40MG CAPSULE is probably safe to use during lactation
. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
STAVIR 40MG CAPSULE may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired,
or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
STAVIR 40MG CAPSULE should be used with caution in patients
with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of STAVIR 40MG CAPSULE may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
STAVIR 40MG CAPSULE is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of STAVIR 40MG CAPSULE may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

Inform your doctor if you develop any signs and symptoms of jaundice while taking STAVIR 40MG CAPSULE. You may need to stop taking this medicine.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Valgaids 450mg Tablet, Gero 80mg/2ml Injection, Adamon 100mg Injection, TRANDOL 50MG INJECTION

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Stavudine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Stavir 40mg Capsule

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Stavir is used to prevent the spread of HIV or its related illness in the infected patient.

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