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Side Effect Of Azt Given To Hiv Patient

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An Overview of Retrovir (Zidovudine, AZT) every 6 to 8 hours. Individuals should always take zidovudine as prescribed by their doctors. Contraindications Individuals should tell a doctor about any medical problems before taking this medicine. Possible Side Effects Along with its desired effects, zidovudine can cause some unwanted effects, including pale skin, unusual tiredness or weakness, fever, chills, or sore throat. Individuals should tell a doctor if they have any of...
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Rate of Effectiveness of My meds in patients

Hi Dr. Sherer, I am a newly positive 22yr old wondering how effective the meds that I am on are in most patients. I was on Atripla for about a week but it got in the way of my studies (University student)it made me dizzy all day long and gave me...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
...three years or more.CNS side effects like dizziness and sleepiness are common with efavirenz (Sustiva). They occur in 50% of patients, but fortunately they usually resolve in 2-6 weeks. Since efavirenz is the main drug in both regimens your... Read more »

new hiv meds

I went to my regularvisit with my doctor to discuss the possibility of changing to a new regimen of drugs.The doctor prescribedPrezista, Norvir, and Truvada. I went to website called to get new information pertaining to doses and...
Edwin DeJesus, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Edwin DeJesus, M.D., F.A.C.P.

...doubt that the regimen that you are currently taking now is associated with more --short and long term-- toxicities and side effects. The problem is that new medications are "listed" as having more adverse events than old ones, because they are... Read more »

Raltegravir & Side Effects

Hi from the UK.I know that this forum is for Safe Sex and HIV Prevention but I would like to ask you this question since I know that you have personally battled with lipodystrophy and also you mentioned already that you are taking Raltegravir.I am a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Truvada is not associated with a significantly increased risk of lipoatrophy or lipodystrophy. (Thymidine analogs, such as D4T and AZT, are linked to lipoatrophy and some protease inhibitors have been associated with... Read more »

What are the side effects of AZT drug.

What is the side effects of the drug AZT
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Although many persons taking HIV don't have much in the way of side effects many do. Many persons initially have some GI side effects (nausea, stomach ache), headache, or some malaise (just feeling crummy) Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Zidovudine (Retrovir, AZT)

...headaches, high blood pressure, or a general sense of feeling ill. These side effects usually get better or disappear over time. Some patients taking zidovudine continue to have nausea, vomiting, headaches and fatigue. The most serious side... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


... AWP: $937.66 / month Manufacturer contact: ViiV Healthcare, 1 (877) 844-8872 Potential side effects and toxicity: Also see drug pages for Epivir (lamivudine, 3TC) and Retrovir (zidovudine, AZT) for more details.... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Epivir they would have otherwise. It is also approved for treatment of hepatitis B virus (HBV), under the brand name Epivir-HBV. Patients co-infected with HIV/HBV should use Epivir with Viread as their nucleoside backbone to increase activity and... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Videx EC

...$368.72 / month) Manufacturer contact: Bristol-Myers Squibb, , 1 (800) 272-4878 Potential side effects and toxicity: Peripheral neuropathy (tingling, burning, numbness or pain in the hands or feet) may go away... Read more »
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fear of medications side effects

Posted by Anonymous, 8 Replies
...all of my lab tests are negative. I may not be advise to take medications for the time being but Im pretty scared of the side effects like steven jonhsons et all. I know medication side effect varies but can anyone tell me how to handle these... Read more »

Mary Fisher story

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...feeling healthy. The medications made me feel sick and unhealthy." Refusing to take prescribed drugs that are known to be effective against a life-threatening disease is like committing medical heresy. We consumers are drilled on a basic... Read more »

Friends of the HIV and HCV Communities

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...physicians and with access to the medications I need. I have spent many hours wondering and worrying how HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis patients around the world can cope with the debilitation and wasting effects of these merciless, terrible killers.... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...continued to rise. My doctor has since worked with other of his patients to dose down some of their meds to get rid of side effects with great success. I am also lucky because I get to work with a doctor that deals almost exclusively with HIV... Read more »