Retrovir (Generic)

Retrovir (Generic)
Retrovir (Generic)

Zidovudine Description

Retrovir (Zidovudine) (ZDV), also known as azidothymidine (AZT), is an antireroviral medication made use of to stop and deal with HIV/AIDS. This drug is generally advised for use with various other antiRetrovirals. This drug is recommended with other HIV medicines to assist regulate HIV infection. It aids to lower the quantity of HIV in your body so your immune system could work much better. This decreases your possibility of getting HIV difficulties (such as new infections, neoplastic cells) and enhances your lifestyle. Retrovir (Zidovudine) comes from a class of medications known as nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors-NRTIs. Retrovir (Zidovudine) is prescribed in expectant ladies to stop passing the HIV virus to the unborn infant. Adhere to all instructions on your prescription tag. Your doctor may sometimes alter your dose. Retrovir could be taken with or without a meal. If a youngster is taking this medicine, tell your medical professional if the child has any kind of changes in weight. Retrovir (Zidovudine) dosages are based upon weight in children, and also any adjustments may affect your youngster's dose. Ask for emergency clinical assistance if you experience any one of these indications of an allergy: hives; tough breathing; tumefaction of your lips, face, tongue, or throat. Retrovir may cause lactic acidosis (an accumulation of lactic acid in the body, which can be fatal). Lactic acidosis can begin slowly as well as become worse in time. Ask for emergency medical aid in case you experience even mild symptoms of lactic acidosis, such as: muscular tissue pain or fragility, numb or chilly sensation in your arms and legs, difficulty breathing, stomach pain, nausea or vomiting with retching, fast or uneven heart rate, dizziness.

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Buying Retrovir (Zidovudine) online with our drug store service is fast as well as easy. However you should take your treatment very carefully. Try to talk with your physician before deciding to order Retrovir. Even if you believe the details above is enough for you to decide, medical consultation is a should to avoid severe negative effects.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.