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Drugs That Can React With Stavudine

Stavudine Interactions Explained

The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when stavudine is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
 
Didanosine (Videx)
Taking didanosine with stavudine may increase your risk of inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis), which can be very dangerous. Check with your healthcare provider before taking these medications together.
 
Doxorubicin (Adriamycin, Doxil)
Doxorubicin can make stavudine less effective. In most cases, these medications should not be taken together.
 
Hydroxyurea (Droxia, Hydrea, Mylocel)
Taking hydroxyurea with stavudine can increase your risk of liver damage. Check with your healthcare provider before taking these medications together.
 
Interferon Medications
Combining stavudine with an interferon medication may increase your risk of stavudine side effects, particularly liver damage. Your healthcare provider may need to closely monitor your blood counts.
 
Ribavirin (Copegus, Rebetol, Ribasphere, Virazole)
Combining ribavirin with stavudine can increase the risk of serious side effects and may actually make stavudine less effective. In general, this combination of medications should be avoided if possible.
 
Zidovudine (Retrovir) or Zidovudine Combination Medications (Combivir, Trizivir)
Zidovudine may make stavudine less effective. In general, it is not recommended to take stavudine and zidovudine together.
 

Final Thoughts on Drug Interactions With Stavudine

It is possible that not every drug interaction with stavudine was discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your pharmacist or healthcare provider about the stavudine drug interactions that may apply to you.

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