Zerit / Stavudine

Modified on 2009/10/14 21:49 by admin
Zerit, also known as stavudine or d4T, is used to treat infections caused by HIV. Bristol-Myers Squibb Company manufactures Zerit.

In January 2001, Bristol-Myers announced that at least three pregnant women had died after taking Zerit in combination with Videx, another popular Bristol-Myers' HIV drug. The drugs belong to a class of HIV medications known as nucleoside analogues. Other drug companies manufacture competing nucleoside analogues medications, such as GlaxoSmithKline's AZT and 3TC, yet these drugs have not been implicated in any deaths. In addition to the fatalities, women taking a combination of Zerit and Videx or a combination of Zerit and 3TC have reported at least seven cases of lactic acidosis.

See your doctor if you have experienced serious side effects associated with Zerit. In addition, it may be important to contact an attorney who can help you protect your legal rights. Please keep in mind that there may be time limits within which you must commence suit.

See Also

  1. HIV & AIDS Drugs: Overview
  2. Lactic Acidosis: Overview
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