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Lamivudine + Stavudine

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Lamivudine + Stavudine Uses

Lamivudine+Stavudine is used in the treatment of HIV infection.

How Lamivudine + Stavudine works

Lamivudine + Stavudine is a combination of two anti-HIV medicines: Lamivudine and Stavudine. They prevent HIV (virus) from multiplying, thereby reducing the amount of virus in your body. They also increase the CD4 cell (white blood cells that protect against infection) count in your blood.

Common side effects of Lamivudine + Stavudine

Headache, Nausea, Diarrhea, Peripheral neuropathy (tingling and numbness of feet and hand), Rash, Vomiting
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Expert advice for Lamivudine + Stavudine

  • Lamivudine + Stavudine is a combination of two medicines which slows down or stops the progression of HIV infections.
  • It may also be used for preventing HIV and should be started within 72 hours of exposure to HIV.
  • Take it with food, as this increases the absorption of the medicine into the body.
  • Lamivudine + Stavudine may cause dizziness or sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • Skipping doses increases the risk of treatment failure. Make sure that you take all your doses at the correct time.
  • Always practice safe sex while taking Lamivudine + Stavudine. Do not share needles or personal items that can have blood or body fluids on them.
  • It may cause weakening of your bones. Exercise regularly and take calcium and vitamin D supplements as suggested by your doctor.

Frequently asked questions for Lamivudine + Stavudine

Lamivudine + Stavudine

Q. What is Lamivudine+Stavudine? What is it used for?

Lamivudine+Stavudine is a combination of two medicines that belong to a group of medicines called antiretrovirals. It is used to treat HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), the virus that can cause AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). It helps to control HIV infection so your immune system can work better.

Q. How does Lamivudine+Stavudine work?

Lamivudine+Stavudine prevents the multiplication of the virus in human cells. This stops the virus from producing new viruses and clears up your infection.

Q. Is Lamivudine+Stavudine safe?

Lamivudine+Stavudine is safe if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Take it exactly as directed and do not skip any dose. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully and let your doctor know if any of the side effects bother you.

Q. How should I take Lamivudine+Stavudine?

Lamivudine+Stavudine should be taken in the dose and duration advised by the doctor. This medicine is to be taken on an empty stomach to get maximum benefit. It is better to take Lamivudine+Stavudine at a fixed time of the day to avoid the chances of missing a dose.

Q. Is Lamivudine+Stavudine effective?

Lamivudine+Stavudine is effective if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using Lamivudine+Stavudine too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

Q. What if I forget to take a dose of Lamivudine+Stavudine?

If you forget a dose of Lamivudine+Stavudine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next scheduled dose in the prescribed time. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one as this may increase the chances of developing side effects.


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