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Side effect of AZT to body or immune system in detailed! - JB
Oct 31, 2000

Dear Dr John Bartlett,

Hello, can u tell me the side effect of AZT to body or immune system in detailed. Thank you! :)


Wing Yi

Response from Dr. Bartlett

AZT can have side effects, just like any antiretroviral drug. The side effect symptoms of AZT can include fatigue, headaches, nausea and malaise. Laboratory side effects can include lowered red blood and white blood cells. Overall, the total impact of AZT on the immune system is a plus -- it does raise CD4 cell counts.

John A. Bartlett, M.D.

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