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Retrovir (Zidovudine) Description

Retrovir (Zidovudine) (ZDV), likewise understood as azidothymidine (AZT), is an antireroviral medication recommended to avoid as well as cure HIV/AIDS. This medicine is typically advised for utilize with other antiRetrovir (Zidovudine)als. This medication is prescribed with various other HIV medications in order to help manage HIV contagion. This medication aids to reduce the quantity of HIV in your body so your immune system can work much better. This reduces your opportunity of obtaining HIV complications (such as brand-new contagions, neoplastic cells) as well as enhances your high quality of life. Zidovudine belongs to a class of drugs called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors-NRTIs. Zidovudine is used in pregnant females to stop passing the HIV infection to the coming baby. Follow all instructions on your prescription tag. Your physician could occasionally change your dosage. Retrovir (Zidovudine) can be taken regardless of consuming food. If a kid is utilizing Retrovir (Zidovudine), tell your medical professional if the child has any kind of changes in weight. Zidovudine dosages are based upon weight in kids, and any modifications may influence your kid's dosage. Get emergency clinical assistance if you have any of these signs of an allergic response: hives; hard breathing; swelling of your lips, face, tongue, or throat. This medicine might trigger lactic acidosis (a build-up of lactic acid in the body, which could be fatal). Lactic acidosis could start gradually and also become worse in time. Get urgent medical aid in case you experience even mild symptoms of lactic acidosis, including: muscular tissue discomfort or weakness, numb or cool sensation in your limbs, trouble breathing, tummy discomfort, nausea or vomiting with retching, quick or irregular heart rate, wooziness.

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Ordering Zidovudine online at our website is convenient as well as quick. However you must take your therapy with a great care. Go to physician prior to ordering Zidovudine in case you have one of disorders. Take this medicine only as prescribed by a specialist.

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Generic Retrovir is an antiviral medication that prevents human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) cells from multiplying in your body. Generic Retrovir injection is used to treat HIV, which causes the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Generic Retrovir is also given during pregnancy to prevent an HIV-infected woman from passing the virus to her baby. Generic Retrovir is not a cure for HIV or AIDS.

How to take

Studies indicate that possible blood cell damage may be prevented or treated by taking vitamin E, epoeitin alpha (EPO) or G-CSF with this drug. Zidovudine is best taken on an empty stomach. If you have stomach irritation, zidovudine may be taken with food. The capsules can be broken open and mixed with food right before eating if you have trouble swallowing. Nutritionists recommend taking manganese and B vitamins with this drug.

If this medicine is prescribed every 4 hours, it is important to take it around the clock, even though it might disrupt your sleep.
Generic Retrovir must be used in combination with at least two other anti-HIV drugs.

Side effects

Long-term Generic Retrovir use is associated with loss of muscle. Other side effects can be anemia, white blood cell depression, lip, mouth and tongue sores, bone marrow damage, headaches, skin rash, itching, weakness, nervousness, dizziness, nausea, stomach pain, confusion, loss of speech or appetite, muscle aches, fever or sweating, sore throat or abnormal bruising or bleeding.


Before you take zidovudine, tell your doctor if you have a history of anemia, bleeding or blood problems, liver or kidney disease, heart disease, major injury/surgery/infection, alcoholism, any allergies. This medication should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy.

Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. Avoid breast-feeding to prevent transmission of HIV to a child that may not be infected. Zidovudine is excreted into human milk.

Drug interactions

Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:

  • doxorubicin (Adriamycin);
  • ganciclovir (Cytovene);
  • interferon alfa (Alferon, Intron, Rebetron);
  • phenytoin (Dilantin);
  • ribavirin (Rebetol, Ribasphere, Copegus Virazole); or
  • drugs that weaken your immune system, such as cancer medicine, steroids, and medicines to prevent rejection of an organ transplant.

This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with Generic Retrovir.

Missed dose

If you miss a dose, take as soon as remembered; do not take if it is almost time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.


Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (between 15 and 30 degrees C) away from moisture and sunlight. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep away from children and pets.