Stavudine Side Effects
What should I watch for?
Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular check ups. Discuss any new symptoms with your doctor. You will need to have important blood work done while on this medicine.
This medicine may affect blood sugar levels. If you have diabetes, check with your doctor or health care professional before you change your diet or the dose of your diabetic medicine.
Common and Rare Side Effects
Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:
Burning, numbness, tingling, or painful sensations
unsteadiness or awkwardness
weakness in the arms, hands, legs, or feet
Incidence not known
Black, tarry stools
blood in the urine or stools
depression or indentation of the skin
difficulty in moving
fast, shallow breathing
general feeling of discomfort
general tiredness and weakness
joint pain or swelling
loss of appetite
muscle cramping, pains, or stiffness
painful or difficult urination
pains in the stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back
pinpoint red spots on the skin
shakiness and unsteady walk, unsteadiness, trembling, or other problems with muscle control or coordination (severe)
sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth
stomach pain or discomfort
tightness in the chest
trembling or other problems with muscle control or coordination
troubled breathing with exertion
unusual bleeding or bruising
unusual tiredness or weakness
upper right abdominal pain
yellow eyes or skin
Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:
Incidence not known
Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.