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An Overview of Retrovir (Zidovudine, AZT)

... zye-DOE-vyoo-deen Brand Name: 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 (NRTI). NRTIs block reverse transcriptase, a protein that HIV needs to make more copies of itself. HIV/AIDS-Related
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AZT (Zidovudine 300mg)

I just started taking AZT. I have always bruised very easy (since I was a child). Is there any potential problems I should be aware of? Is this something I should inform my doctor about? Is there a window of time for taking your meds that you...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Although AZT can cause bone marrow suppression, for persons who bruise easily that is rarely a concern. Also, if the easy bruising is due Read more »

aspen lamzid

what is aspen lamzid?
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Lamzid is a generic combination version of AZT (zidovudine) and 3TC (lamivudine). This generic brand medication is available in developing countries, but not in the US or Europe.BY Read more »

Which Meds Cause Loss of Facial Fat

Which Meds are proven to cause loss of facial fat. I take reyataz/truvada/norvir. I am starting to notice some dimpling indicative of loss of facial fat. Can you offer a list of the worst offenders?
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...Hello and thanks for posting. The worst offenders for causing loss of facial fat are AZT (zidovudine, Retrovir, Combivir, Trizivir) and d4T (stavidine, Zerit). Read more »

Muscles wasting on AZT

Dear doctor, I have been now for almost three years HIV + and initially I had some difficulty tolerating the medications, now I am on a combination for 4 moth, of twice a day 2x200/50mg Kalitra, lopinavir/ritonavivr. 1x twice a day Retrovir...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...Hello and thanks for posting. The culprit in this regimen with regard to the body changes is AZT (zidovudine, Retrovir) and it should be stopped or these side effects will continue to progress. The Kaletra is probably causing the diarrhea. Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Zidovudine (Retrovir, AZT)

...have been approved. Several are available under PEPFAR (see Fact Sheet 475 ). Zidovudine is also known as azidodeoxythymidine, AZT or ZDV. Zidovudine was the first drug approved for the treatment of HIV. It is a nucleoside analog reverse... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

La Guía Annual de Medicamentos para el VIH: Combivir (Zidovudine/Lamivudine, AZT/3TC)

... Nombre de Marca: Combivir Nombre Común: zidovudine (AZT) y lamivudine (3TC) Clase: análogo nucleósido (también llamado inhibidor de la transcriptasa reversa del nucleósido, Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

La Guía Annual de Medicamentos para el VIH: Retrovir (Zidovudine, ZDV, AZT)

... Nombre de Marca: Retrovir Nombre Común: zidovudine (ZDV), AZT Clase: análogo nucleósido (también llamado inhibidor de la transcriptasa reversa del nucleósido, NRTI, siglas en inglés) Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

La Guía Annual de Medicamentos para el VIH: Trizivir (Zidovudine/Lamivudine/Abacavir, AZT/3TC/ABC)

...reversa del nucleósido, NRTI, siglas en inglés) Dosis estándar: Una tableta (300 mg abacavir, 150 mg lamivudine, 300 mg zidovudine), dos veces al día, no tiene restricciones alimenticias (se puede tomar con o sin alimentos). Si se le... Read more »
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NATURAL SOLUTION FOR NIGHT SWEATING

Posted by contractor, 6 Replies
...post-traumatic syringomyelia, stroke, and autonomic neuropathy may cause increased sweating and possibly lead to night sweats. ABOUT AZT http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1G1-13794072.html Departament of Anesthesiology and Critical Care,... 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 »

want to have a baby, but worried

Posted by kolo, 1 Reply
...monitoring and new, safer drugs need to be developed. Combinations, typically including the nucleoside analogue zidovudine (AZT, Retrovir), have reduced the mother-to-child transmission of HIV from around 25% to less than 2% in infants who are... Read more »

PEP & Window Period & PCR (Tesla, GMan?)

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I am just about to finish with a 28 day PEP treatment due to a high risk exposure. Do you have any idea how PEP may affect the window period for an antibody screen? Am I already 4 weeks into the window? Or does my window period just begin now... Read more »