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Zerit Side Effects

Serious Adverse Side Effects

Zerit | Stavudine has some very serious adverse side effects associated with it, such as:
  • Endocrine metabolic side effects such as possibly fatal lactic acidosis, when lactic acid builds in the bloodstream at a higher rate than it is removed
  • Gastrointestinal side effects such as a patient’s pancreatic enzyme levels above range, and pancreatitis, or inflammation of the pancreas
  • Hematological side effects such as anemia (lack of blood cells), neutropenia (lack of white blood cells) and thrombocytopenia (lack of platelets)
  • Hepatic side effects such as hepatomegaly (enlarged liver), abnormal liver function tests, and steatosis of the liver (fatty liver)
  • Neurological side effects such as muscle weakness and peripheral neuropathy (nerve damage)

Common Adverse Side Effects

Zerit | Stavudine has more common and less severe adverse side effects such as:
  • Dermatological side effects such as rash
  • Gastrointestinal side effects such as diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting
  • Hematological side effects such as macrocytosis, or enlargement of red blood cells
  • Neurological side effects such as headache