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Zidovudine Dose

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infant zidovudine: recommendations for dose escalation with weight gain?

I know standard dosage for zidovudine for an infant born to an HIV positive mother is "2 mg/kg body weight q6h" as part of the MTCT prevention. In 6 weeks time however, an infant easily weighs a kilo, to 1.5 kg more which is up to 50% of its birth...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
In our clinic, we usually see babies at 1 and 4 weeks to see how things are going, check their weights, and to draw bloods to check for infection. If weight is increased by more than 10% of the baby's previous weight, we adjust the dose. If weight... Read more »


I am working in treatment advocacy with HIV patients. Recently one of my patients stated that she... Read more »

developed lipoatrophy while on videx,zidovudine and aluvia

what is lipoatrophy(from 2006 on videx and zidovudine) and can it be treated and how but i'm now... Read more »
The Body PRO

Addition of Short-Course Zidovudine/Lamivudine to Single-Dose Viramune Decreases Development of Maternal NNRTI-Resistant HIV

...treatment-limiting mutations. J. McIntyre reported for the Treatment Options Preservation Study team on the addition of short-course zidovudine/lamivudine (AZT/3TC, Combivir) to nevirapine for 4 or 7 days, to determine whether post-partum... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

New Dosing Recommendations Retrovir (Zidovudine) Syrup for HIV-Infected Infants

On November 6, 2009, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved revised pediatric dosing recommendations that expand dosing to include children starting treatment at four weeks of age. The revised label contains the following recommendation: ... 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 Read more »

An Overview of Retrovir (Zidovudine, AZT)

... Retrovir Other Name(s): AZT, Azidothymidine, ZDV, Zidovudina Drug Class: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Zidovudine, also known as AZT, ZDV, or Retrovir, is a type of medicine called a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor... Read more »
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unprotected sex----ECLIA test

Posted by haohaode, 1 Reply
...had unprotected vaginal sex with a thai sex worker for less than two minutes. within 24 hours i took Kaletra, lamivudine and zidovudine for 28 days. on 30 March(8 weeks later), this woman had ECLIA/ Roche Diagnostics test with negative result. ... Read more »

Thanks for your support and any more advice?

Posted by motherinlaw, 3 Replies
I want to thank everyone for their support and help. I posted this in response to my own previous posting and felt it might have gotten lost in the shuffle and so am reposting. I have just spoken to my son again. He was finally able to convince... Read more »


Posted by contractor, 6 Replies
... Departament of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, University Clinical Hospital, Valencia, Spain. AZT (zidovudine) is a potent inhibitor of HIV replication and a major antiretroviral drug used for... Read more »


Posted by Queenster, 1 Reply give expired drugs persons living with this deadly and dangerous disease like HIV. I take Nevirapine, Lamivudine & Zidovudine tablets which already does not help my Liver Enlargement but what option do i have than to take them like that... Read more »