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Long Term Side Effects Of Zidovudine

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want to know my meds side effect

hello, before 2month I started one of the available ART regimens in my country lamivudine150mg+zidovudine300mg and nevirapine300mg bid my CD4 was 194&no AIDS related illness.my question is what are the main side effects of this combinations&one day...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...Your combination is one that has been used extensively for many years. The main side effects may be fatigue, anemia, muscle aches from the zidovudine/lamivudine (with the zidovudine contributing most). Rash, hepatitis Read more »

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...like a nightmare that I can't wake up from. For now, I am feeling hopeful again that I can continue to live and the fear is subsiding somewhat. Has anyone else ever been as morbid as this or am I just a misfit. Read more »