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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...
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... Read more »

ZIDOVUDINE

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

Underdosage of Zidovudine

Dear SirI am writing for the 2nd time. My son aged 5 years has been recently diagnosed as HIV+ His... Read more »
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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 Zidovudine React With Other Drugs? What Is Zidovudine? Zidovudine (Retrovir) is a drug used... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Approval of Generic Formulation of Lamivudine and Zidovudine Tablets, 150 mg/300 mg

On May 25, 2011, FDA granted approval for a generic formulation fixed dose combination of lamivudine and zidovudine tablets, 150 mg/300 mg, a two nucleoside analogue reverse transcriptase inhibitors, indicated in combination with other... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Retrovir (Zidovudine, AZT)

zye-DOE-vyoo-deen Brand Name: Retrovir Other Name(s): AZT, ZDV, azidothymidine Drug Class: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Approved Use: Treatment of HIV Infection; Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV ... Read more »
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HALF DOSING MY MEDS

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello All !! I want to tell everyone that I started taking half of the prescribed doses of my meds about 2 years ago. My T cells remain High (570) and my V load is still undetectable..
I am on viramune,ziagen and zerit. I had an uncle who died... Read more »

dosing schedule adjustment

Posted by pozartistsd, 1 Reply
hey all you experts out there! I think i may know the answer to this but would like to get some input:

I currently take my meds (Reyataz/Truvada/Norvir) once a day. I take them at 9am (with breakfast, not that you need to know that ) I would like... Read more »

Low-Dose Naltrexone

Posted by renevatio, 1 Reply
Hello all-

I am newly diagnosed, and just getting into the process of researching all about HIV and potential alternative treatments. I am a voracious reader and spend a good bit of time each day reading papers and digging up info on my new internal... Read more »

Skipping Doses

Posted by chrisnxs, 2 Replies
Hello Everyone, can someone please elaborate on the severity of skipping meds? My bf is positive and has been on meds for about a year. He's on my insurance and it kills the price down to a point where he can get his meds pretty easily. I discovered... Read more »