Are there any side effects of stavudine?

Possible side effects of stavudine include:

- changes in body fat distribution, sudden weight loss
- diarrhea, constipation, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, abdominal pain
- general ill feeling, muscle aches or weakness
- chills, feeling cold, sore throat
- dark urine, increased urination
- dizziness, confusion, sleepiness
- unusual fatigue, shortness of breath, breathing changes
- weakness in your legs or arms, numbness, pain or tingling in your hands or feet
- slow or irregular heartbeat
- yellowing of your skin or eyes

Talk with your doctor about any side effects you experience when taking stavudine. Call 911 for emergency medical help if you have symptoms of an allergic reaction to stavudine, including chest tightness, trouble breathing, rash, itching, facial swelling, hives and swelling in your mouth or throat.

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