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    Stavudine + Lamivudine + Efavirenz

    Information about Stavudine + Lamivudine + Efavirenz

    Stavudine + lamivudine + efavirenz uses

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

    How stavudine + lamivudine + efavirenz works

    This is a combination of three antiviral medicines: Stavudine, Lamivudine and Efavirenz. They work by preventing 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 stavudine + lamivudine + efavirenz

    Drowsiness, Dizziness, Nausea, Diarrhea, Dryness in mouth, Tiredness, Headache, Fever, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Nightmare, Peripheral neuropathy (tingling and numbness of feet and hand), Skin rash
    Content Details
    Written By
    Dr. Love Sharma
    PhD (Pharmacology), PGDPRA
    Reviewed By
    Dr. Varun Gupta
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    21 Oct 2019 | 06:14 PM (IST)
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    Available Medicine for Stavudine + Lamivudine + Efavirenz

    • ₹55 to ₹123
      Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      5 variant(s)
    • ₹96
      Cipla Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹99
      Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
      1 variant(s)

    Expert advice for Stavudine + Lamivudine + Efavirenz

    • Stavudine + Lamivudine + Efavirenz is a combination of three medicines which slows down or stops the progression of HIV infections.
    • Take it on an empty stomach, preferably at bedtime, to reduce side effects.
    • Skipping doses increases the risk of treatment failure. Make sure that you take all your doses at the correct time.
    • Stavudine + Lamivudine + Efavirenz may cause dizziness or sleepiness. Don't drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
    • Stavudine + Lamivudine + Efavirenz can cause birth defects. Use effective contraception while taking Stavudine + Lamivudine + Efavirenz and 12 weeks after stopping it.
    • It may cause weakening of your bones. Exercise regularly and take calcium and vitamin D supplements as suggested by your doctor.
    • Your doctor may monitor your kidney and liver functions regularly. Inform your doctor if you develop symptoms such as abdominal pain, loss of appetite, darkened urine or yellowing of the eyes or skin.
    • Do not stop taking Stavudine + Lamivudine + Efavirenz without your doctor’s advice.

    Content on this page was last updated on 21 October, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)