Zerit is an antiviral medication that prevents human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) cells from multiplying in your body. HIV attacks the immune system, slowly destroying the body's ability to fight off infection.
Zerit is used to treat HIV, which causes the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). It is not a cure for HIV or AIDS.
Zerit may also be used for other purposes not listed.
Take Zerit exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not take the medication in larger amounts, or take it for longer than recommended by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
Zerit comes with patient instructions for safe and effective use. Follow these directions carefully. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.
Take Zerit with a full glass of water.
Zerit can be taken with or without food.
The recommended dose for adults is 40 mg twice daily for those weighing 60 kg or more and 30 mg twice daily if less than 60 kg. Children weighing less than 30 kg should receive 1 mg/kg. Children weighing 30 kg or more should be treated like adults. Zerit may be administered without regard to meals.
Store Zerit at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep the bottle tightly closed.
Throw away any leftover medication after 30 days. Throw away any unused or expired Zerit in a closed container or sealed bag. You may also ask your pharmacist where to locate a community pharmaceutical take-back disposal program.
Active Ingredient: stavudine