Zerit Side Effects

Some of the most common side effects of Zerit include headaches, diarrhea, and nausea. In most cases, Zerit side effects are minor and don't require treatment. However, certain problems should be reported to your healthcare provider. Among these more serious side effects are changes in the distribution of fat on your body, yellowing of the skin or eyes, and any signs of an allergic reaction.

Zerit Side Effects: An Introduction

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Zerit® (stavudine). However, not everyone who takes the medication will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. When side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are easily treated by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Zerit. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of Zerit side effects with you.)

Common Zerit Side Effects

Zerit has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occur in a group of people taking the drug are documented and then compared to the side effects that occur in another group of people not taking the medicine. As a result, it is possible to see what side effects occur, how often they appear, and how they compare to the group not taking the medicine.
In these studies, the most common side effects of Zerit included:
  • Headaches -- in up to 54 percent of people
  • Unusual sensations (like burning, tingling, or numbness) in the feet or hands -- up to 52 percent
  • Diarrhea -- up to 50 percent
  • Nausea and vomiting -- up to 39 percent.

Zerit Drug Information

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