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Missed Dose Retrovir

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Retrovir

... Common Name: zidovudine or AZT Brand Name: Retrovir Class: nucleoside analogs (also called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, NRTIs or nukes) Standard dose: One 300 mg tablet twice a day (12 hours apart); two 100 mg capsules three times a day also available,
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Ziagen-Retrovir-Viramune

Dear Susan,After having been taking Viracept and Combivir I developed resistance according to the Doctor.Now I just started taking a combination of RETROVIR-ZIAGEN-VIRAMUN..What do you have to say about this. Shouldnt I be taking something else or...
Susan Little, M.D.

Response from Susan Little, M.D.

University of California San Diego
The combination that you are taking currently may be sufficient to control your viral load - but without knowing your viral load or T cells, this is a bit difficult to predict. Also - did you have a drug resistance test when you failed the previous... Read more »

About Kaletra,Viread &Retrovir

Is it easy to develop a resistance to these drugs if they are missed a few times or takien at different times instead of the same time everyday.And how can I better tolerate these drugs since I don't feel very well when I do take them.
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
...reasons for your symptoms, i.e. for your not feeling well.In general, Viread is well tolerated without specific side effects.AZT (Retrovir) can be poorly tolerated in 10-20% of people, with headache, nausea, fatigue, and other GI symptoms. LPV/r... Read more »

doctors diagnose depression for physical side-effects of anti-retrovirals

hello doctormy problem is that i have been suffering from a problem which i think could be attributed from the azt in my combination..im taking efavirenz with combivir for two years as a result my cd4 has now reached 600 + viral load <50...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Almost any of the HIV cocktails can cause fatigue and fat/swelling problems in some patients. Both AZT and Sustiva can cause or aggravate your symptoms in a small but not insignificant minority of patients. If your CD4 count has never been less... 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. My...
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. Read more »
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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, Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Zidovudine (Retrovir, AZT)

...Zidovudine Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Zidovudine React With Other Drugs? What Is Zidovudine? Zidovudine (Retrovir) is a drug used for antiretroviral therapy (ART). It was first manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline. It is... Read more »
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Zidovudina (Retrovir)

... Brand Name: Retrovir Clase de medicamento: Inhibidor de la transcriptasa inversa análogo de los nucleósidos La zidovudina, conocida también Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

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

...recommendation: The recommended dosage in pediatric patients 4 weeks of age and older and weighing > 4 kg is provided in Table 1. RETROVIR Syrup should be used to provide accurate dosage when whole tablets or capsules are not appropriate. ... Read more »
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Sindrome Retroviral Agudo...

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...debajo de la amigdala y otro ms pequeo ms abajo, cerca de la clavcula. Estoy aterrorizado. Que hago??? Si no fuera una sindorme retroviral agudo, a que se pueden deber esos ganglios. Es comn? Read more »

Acute Retroviral Infection

Posted by DDS, 1 Reply
...I was just diagnosed last week. My HIV doctor thinks that I am experiencing, based on my symptoms, and Acute Retrovirial Infection. He and I believe that I am very recently infected (July). He said there are some new treatment paths for people Read more »

PEP question

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hi, I've been on PEP for almost 5 days due to an occupational exposure, I'm taking Crixivan, Retrovir and Epivir; I took my last doses last night, around 10 pm, and then I didn't take anything today during the day because I had Read more »

my brother

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
My brother just turned 48 and seems to be at the end of his long illness. He got HIV in 1990 and has lived through paralysis, two brain surgeries, re-learning to walk and talk two times, and is now struck with the jc virus. He is 3,000 miles away... Read more »