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How To Take Retrovir When Pregnant

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Retrovir

Brand name: Retrovir Generic name: zidovudine, or AZT, or ZDV Class: Nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (nucleoside, NRTI, or nuke) -- fixed dose combination Manufacturer: ViiV Healthcare, www.viivhealthcare.com , (877) 844-8872 AWP: $535.12 (generic $309.89)/month for 300 mg tablets,$71.34 (generic $56.42) for 240 mL of 10 mg/mL syrup Standard Dose: One 300 mg tablet twice a day (12 hours apart); two 100 mg capsules...
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Pregnancy and retrovirals

Hi Dr Youngfor the past 6 months ive been on Duovir and Nevirapin and this was because i told my doctor i was hoping to have a baby. Now my cd4 wh was 198 is now 360 and viral load at 100600 is now less than 25i am now 6 weeks pregnant but here in...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.The basic principle about HIV treatments during pregnancy is to lower the HIV viral load as low as possible, undetectable- if possible.Since your currently tolerating your medications and have an undetectable viral load,... Read more »

Drugs - Combivir and Retrovir

Kindly explain to me the treatment that I am about to take - Combivir and Retrovir and their side effects please. I am 33 weeks pregnant and will deliver in 38 weeks through ceaser. I'll be starting to take this treatment Monday next week....
Sharon Lee, M.D.

Response from Sharon Lee, M.D.

University of Kansas Medical Center
I am not sure why you would be given both Combivir (which is a combination pill of Retrovir and Epivir) and also Retrovir (as Retrovir is included in the combination pill). The chemical name for Retrovir is Zidovudine. If that is actually in both of... Read more »

AZT (Retrovir) & Pregnancy How to know if your resistient to AZT

In 1988 I had a child. 3 months later I was informed her father tested positive. So did I. The baby did not. 1990 - 1991 I took AZT (Retrovir) 1 pill 5 x a day. Then stopped taking it. In 1993 I became pregnant again. Started taking AZT again...
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
The risk of transmitting HIV to your infant is directly linked to your viral load; if your viral load is less than 50 copies/ml your risk is less than 1%; the therapy that reduces your viral load to less than 50 can include many different drugs and... Read more »

hiv & pregnant women

what are the side effects to antiretroviral drugs for pregnant women...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The side effects of antiretroviral therapy in pregnant women are similar to other patient populations (for discussion of particular drugs see the body discussion on specific drugs). Pregnant patients may experience more nausea/vomiting than other... Read more »
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Posted by Vinay007, 1 Reply
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My girlfriend is pregnant past 8 months.We did test for HIV in a well reputated hospital in August and fairly it was negative.But after having test she went to her mother house.There she went to a district hospital as a place is not well... Read more »