Stavudine Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A Skin Rash

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A Painful Condition That Affects The Nerves In The Legs And Arms Called Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Abnormal Fat Distribution Associated With HIV
  • Diarrhea
  • Head Pain
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

INFREQUENT side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • Muscle Pain

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Abnormal Sensations Of The Skin
  • Decreased Appetite
  • Difficulty Sleeping
  • Generalized Weakness
  • Irritation Of The Stomach Or Intestines
  • Numbness

RARE side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • Abnormally Large Red Blood Cells Called Macrocytosis
  • Acute Inflammation Of The Pancreas
  • Anemia
  • Decreased Blood Platelets
  • Diabetes
  • Enlarged Fatty Liver
  • High Blood Sugar
  • Increased Blood Acidity Due To High Levels Of Lactic Acid
  • Inflammation Of The Liver Called Hepatitis
  • Liver Failure
  • Low Levels Of White Blood Cells

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • Chills
  • Fever
  • Intense Abdominal Pain
  • Muscle Weakness

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