Generic Zerit

The patent for brand-name Zerit has expired, and now generic Zerit is available. The generic versions come in five strengths and are made by a few different companies, including Aurobindo Pharma and Hetero Drug Limited.

Generic Zerit: An Overview

Zerit® (stavudine) is a prescription medication used in the treatment of HIV and AIDS. Zerit belongs to a class of medications known as nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (also known as NRTIs). Zerit is approved to be used only in combination with other HIV medications.
Zerit was first made by Bristol-Myers Squibb Company. However, the patent protection for this medication has expired, and generic versions are now available.

Strengths of Generic Zerit

Generic Zerit is available in the following strengths:
  • Stavudine 15 mg capsules
  • Stavudine 20 mg capsules
  • Stavudine 30 mg capsules
  • Stavudine 40 mg capsules
  • Stavudine 1 mg per mL oral solution.

Who Makes Generic Zerit?

Generic Zerit is manufactured by various companies, such as:
  • Aurobindo Pharma
  • Hetero Drugs Limited
  • Matrix Laboratories Limited.

Is Generic Stavudine as Good as Zerit?

All generic medications must undergo certain tests to compare them to brand-name medications. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) then looks at these tests to decide if the generics are equivalent to the brand-name medications and assigns each generic a rating. An "AB" or "AA" rating means that the FDA has determined that a generic medication is equivalent to a brand name-medication. All of the generic stavudine versions currently available have an "AB" or "AA" rating, meaning they should be equivalent to Zerit.
However, generic medications are allowed to have different inactive ingredients than the brand-name medication. This might include fillers or dyes or other ingredients that may cause problems for people with allergies or sensitivities.

Zerit Drug Information

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