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- What is stavudine, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
- What brand names are available for stavudine?
- Is stavudine available as a generic drug?
- Do I need a prescription for stavudine?
- What are the side effects of stavudine?
- What is the dosage for stavudine?
- Is stavudine safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
- What else should I know about stavudine?
What is the dosage for stavudine?
The recommended dose for adults is 40 mg every 12 hours for those weighing 60 kg or more and 30 mg every 12 hours if less than 60 kg.
Newborns up to 13 days of age should receive 0.5 mg/kg every 12 hours and children older than 14 days and weighing less than 30 kg should receive 1 mg/kg.
Children weighing 30 kg or more should be treated as adults.
Stavudine may be administered without regard to meals.
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