What is Zerit used for?

Zerit is a nucleoside analogue antiviral used in combination with other medicines to manage human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. It helps in restraining the reproduction of HIV in the body.

Before Taking Zerit

Inform your doctor if you are suffering from any of the following:

  • Kidney Disease
  • Liver Disease
  • Pancreatitis
  • Of if you have a history of peripheral neuropathy

The oral solution of Zerit contains 50 mg of sucrose. Individuals with diabetes should consult with their doctor before using it.

Woman who are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding should consult with their doctor before using Zerit.

How to take Zerit

  • Always take Zerit exactly as prescribed by your doctor.
  • Take each dose with a full glass of water. It can be taken with or without food.
  • Swallow the capsules whole, without crushing or chewing.
  • Use Zerit regularly for better results.

Special warnings

Fatal cases of liver problems and lactic acidosis have been reported with the use of Zerit. Inflammation of the pancreas, including fatal cases, has also been reported.

Zerit side effects

Numbness, tingling, or pain in hands or feet; liver inflammation,actic acid imbalance, cold feeling; dizziness; lightheadedness; slow or irregular heartbeat; allergic reaction such as rash; hives; tightness in the chest; difficulty breathing; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue, inflammation of the pancreas.

Headache; diarrhea; rash; nausea; vomiting; shift of body fat to stomach and upper back. Chills; fever; loss of appetite; muscle pain; sleeplessness; stomach pain.


Store Zerit capsules at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Store the Zerit suspension in the refrigerator between 2 and 8 degrees Celsius (36 to 46 degrees Fahrenheit. Keep it out of reach of children.

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