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Toxic Effects Of Zidovudine

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starting medication

Dear Drs., I'm 28/male/asian with no major health problem. I was diagnosed +ve 2 months ago... i had my cd4 count last week n it was 520. According to my Dr. He will usually start medication with Combivir (AZT + 3TC) and efavirenz, n i can get it...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
...effect of AZT (zidovudine) to cause anemia and changes in body fat. While atripla would have less potential to cause these toxicities, there has been considerable variability in the quality of generic versions. If the generic version does not... Read more »

Toxic Effects

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Long-term Side Effects?"Toxic Trauma?"

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The Body

The Dangers of Mitochondrial Toxicity: An Update From the 1st International Workshop on HIV & Aging

...nucleoside analog class of antiretrovirals, which includes Retrovir (zidovudine, AZT) and Zerit (stavudine, d4T), cause mitochondrial toxicity that is associated with subcutaneous fat loss (lipoatrophy), muscle weakness (myopathy), and possibly... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...$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. Myopathy... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Zerit instructed regarding noticing and reporting peripheral neuropathy. Additive lipoatrophy (facial wasting) and mitochondrial toxicities can occur when combined with Videx. Adverse reactions and serious laboratory abnormalities in children were... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...(generic $56.42) for 240 ml syrup Manufacturer contact: ViiV Healthcare, 1 (877) 844-8872 Potential side effects and toxicity: May include headaches, fever, chills, muscle soreness, fatigue, nausea, and fingernail discoloration.... Read more »
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A Toxic Combination

Posted by Choosing2Liv, 9 Replies
If my dilemma was: - just dealing with the virus; or - just suffering with the guilt of cheating on my wife; or - just the feelings of rejections by those who said they loved me; or - just the constant blaming, belittlement and bursts of rage... Read more »

Toxicity: Your Experiences

Posted by Anonymous
...might be available in a new study on a once daily dosing schedule. My question is, what do u think about drug side effects/toxicity over the long term? Does anyone do a combo like this? Read more »

Is gay culture toxic?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Everywhere you turn you see images of young, clean shaven, hairless, "buffed" boys gracing the gay mags and movies. Who actually looks like most of these people? All we are given to watch on tv is Will and Grace. They represent like 5% of the entire... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous
...for acute HIV infection may be in a more favorable position when a cure is finally found,21 because they have been spared the toxicities of potent drugs, have avoided the development of drug-resistant HIV and have not suffered the stress of... Read more »