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AZT related Anemia
Mar 27, 2000

What other HIV drugs, other than Combivir, contain AZT and therefore may cause anemia?

Response from Mr. Molaghan

Hello

Good question. It gets confusing when the same drug has many names. AZT was the name given to the infamous drug during clinical trials, and it has continued to be used by many. Zidovudine is the generic name of the AZT. Retrovir is the "trade" name of AZT. Combivir contains zidovudine (AZT) plus lamivudine (3TC),which is a frequently used in combination as part of HAART (Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy). Development of anemia can occur with any "AZT" containing regimen, and also can be effectively treated.

Combivir

Retrovir } all contain AZT

Zidovudine


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