What is stavudine?

Stavudine is an antiretroviral drug used to treat people with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the virus that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Stavudine helps prevent the virus from reproducing in the body. It is used in combination with other drugs to treat HIV. This prescription-only drug is available in capsule and powder for oral solution forms. Stavudine is the active ingredient sold under the brand names Zerit and Zerit XR.

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