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Retrovir Side Effects

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doctors diagnose depression for physical side-effects of anti-retrovirals

hello doctormy problem is that i have been suffering from a problem which i think could be attributed from the azt in my combination..im taking efavirenz with combivir for two years as a result my cd4 has now reached 600 + viral load <50...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Almost any of the HIV cocktails can cause fatigue and fat/swelling problems in some patients. Both AZT and Sustiva can cause or aggravate your symptoms in a small but not insignificant minority of patients. If your CD4 count has never been less... Read more »

med side effects & work

Reading these emails it seems like anti-retrovirals cause some pretty bad side effects.Do most... Read more »

Side effects on HIV treatments

My 9days old baby got rash that looks like blisters he is drinking retrovir syrup Read more »
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AIDSinfo

An Overview of Retrovir (Zidovudine, AZT)

...Contraindications Individuals should tell a doctor about any medical problems before taking this medicine. Possible Side Effects Along with its desired effects, zidovudine can cause some unwanted effects, including pale skin, unusual... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Zidovudine (Retrovir, AZT)

...What Is Zidovudine? Who Should Take Zidovudine? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Zidovudine Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Zidovudine React With Other Drugs? What Is Zidovudine? Zidovudine (Retrovir) is a drug used... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Retrovir

...tablets, $67.37 (generic $56.42) for 240 ml syrup Manufacturer contact: ViiV Healthcare, 1 (877) 844-8872 Potential side effects and toxicity: May include headaches, fever, chills, muscle soreness, fatigue, nausea, and fingernail... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Combivir (Zidovudine + Lamivudine)

...What Is Combivir? Who Should Take Combivir? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Combivir Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Combivir React With Other Drugs? What Is Combivir? Combivir is a pill that contains two drugs... Read more »
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a little nervous

Posted by tommyga, 4 Replies
Newly diagnosed. My numbers have been great from bloodwork. I've had two rounds of tests, my VL has been below 14,000 each time, and my CD4 has been around 650 the first time, and 764 most recently. These are good numbers, but I'm a bit torn over... Read more »

I am sooo sad today

Posted by Mix, 10 Replies
I knew that one day I would have to start the meds but I never thought it would be so soon. Went for my lab results today and my doctor dropped the bombshell. My CD4 count has dropped drastically (from 380 to 219 ) and i have to start my meds A.S.P.... Read more »

Trizivir??????

Posted by Anonymous
...switching to Trizivir (epivir,retrovir and ziagen in one tablet). Does anyone have any experience with Trizivir? What kind of side effects? Does it contribute to lypodistrophy less than my current combo? I read that it may help with lypo. Any... Read more »

U.S. Issues Warning on Use of Anti-AIDS Drug

Posted by Anonymous
...Health-care workers who take nevirapine after possible occupational exposure to the AIDS virus risk potentially life-threatening side effects from the anti-AIDS drug, federal health officials said on Thursday. The Centers for Disease Control and... Read more »