Zerit: controlling HIV virus

Zerit is a medication which is used for controlling HIV virus. It prevents infected cells from reproducing in human’s body and helps it to resist infection. Zerit is not a panacea for HIV but it does not allow the HIV virus to grow into AIDS.

Zerit uses

Brand(s): Zerit

Manufacturer: CIPLA LTD

Clinico-pharmacological group:

Antiviral medication. It helps human’s body to control HIV cells and does not allow human immunodeficiency virus to turn to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.

Composition, structure and packing:


Basic ingredient:

30 mg stavudine

Other components:

Sodium, lactose, and Magnesium stearate

The composition of the coating film:

Gelatin, Titanium, Iron

Basic ingredient:

30 mg stavudine


Consult with your specialist before starting the therapy to prevent yourself from overdose and/or complication of the decease. The drug must be taken in twelve-hour interval. Capsules might be taken without any liquids. The measuring of the dose depends upon patient’s weight and age.

Adults’ dosage for those who weigh under 60 kg: 30 mg must be taken every 12 hours’ daily

Adults’ dosage for those who weigh 60kg and more: 40 mg must be taken every 12 hours’ daily

The children since birth to 13 days old: 1/2kg must be given every 12 hours’ daily

The children since 14 years old incl. and weighing less than 30 kg must be given 1/kg every 12 hours daily.

The children who weigh 30 kg or more use standard adult dose.

In case you have forgotten to take a dose, do it as soon as you recall it. Do not take the skipped dose if it almost time for another one.

Zerit cannot be used as the only medicine as the treatment pf HIV is combined with other medications. The medication schedule must last under the supervision of the qualified specialist. The doses and regimens cannot be changed without doctor’s advice.


Call an ambulance if you suspect taking too much capsules. It was proved experimentally that overdose does not lead to any acute toxicity. In case there is a chronic overdose you may feel signs of toxicity. Seek for qualified help if you experience nausea, stomach burning or aches, dizziness, pain in the liver, jaundice of the face.

Side effects

The medication might cause producing of lactic acid which may be lethal. Call for an emergency help if you experience one of these signs:

  • ache in muscles
  • fatigue
  • hard breathing
  • headaches
  • pains in the upper stomach
  • nausea
  • changes in formation of the fat shape (especially in arms, legs, face, breast)

Give up taking Zerit and inform your doctor about that if you feel one of these symptoms:

  • signs of another disease: fever, chills, body rush, flu symptoms
  • sharp pain in the stomach
  • itching
  • tremors in body parts
  • weakness
  • strong back pains
  • Indications for use:
  • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)


Individual intolerance to stavudine or any other components of the drug. You may need some lab test to know about allergic reactions.

Hydrea Warn your doctor about other drugs you use such as Didanosine, Doxorubicin, Interferon-alfa, Riba Tab. The list of the medicines which negatively interRubex act with stavudine is not complete. Consult with your physician for more information. You may need some lab tests to know more about allergy reactions.

Warn the doctor about the deceases you have or used to have except for HIV. The dosage might need some correction by a professional in case you have problems such as chronic liver deceases, renal insufficiency, pancreatitis. Pregnant patients must be treated c carefully.

Where to buy?

Zerit can be bought in the pharmacy or ordered online without prescription.