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What If I Miss A Dose Of Zidovudine

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An Overview of Retrovir (Zidovudine, AZT)

zye-DOE-vyoo-deen Brand Name: Retrovir Other Name(s): AZT, ZDV, azidothymidine Drug Class: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Approved Use: Treatment of HIV Infection; Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV WARNING: Zidovudine can cause serious, life-threatening side effects. These include lactic acidosis (buildup of acid in the blood), liver problems, and blood disorders, including severe anemia. Use...
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missed a dose of meds

Not sure if I missed a dose of lamivudine/zidovudine this morning. I only figured it out when I counted my meds after taking the one I am supposed to take at night. I took another cap of lami/zidu 30 mins after taking my scheduled meds tonight. Have...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.Take a deep breath. There's little to worry about.If you've only maybe missed a single dose of medications in 3 years, you have nothing to worry about. On average, you have to miss more than 5% of your... Read more »

missed dose

my husband is on efavirenz, lamivudine,and zidovudine. He missed his night regime last night and only remembered one hour before his morning regime. What effect will this have?Please help!! ...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
When patients are doing well on a regimen such as efavirenz, lamivudine, and zidovudine then missing an occasional dose usually doesnt cause problems. Your husband should be OK. KH... Read more »

I missed a dose for 15 minutes.

It's my first week after I started my medications, I'm taking Lamivudine/Zidovudine and Efivarenz, I suppose to take my Lamivudine/Zidovudine at 7pm in the evening but I missed it in 15 minutes. What should I do? Thank you. ...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for your post.No worries. You can safely take your medications with a much larger window of time- maybe as far a 2-4 hours without any significant compromise of effectiveness.Be well,BY... Read more »

I miss a dose for 2 and a half hour.

It's my 2nd week after I started my medications, I'm taking Lamivudine/Zidovudine and Efivarenz, I suppose to take my Lamivudine/Zidovudine at 7pm in the evening but I missed it in 2 and a half hour. What should I do? do I have to adjust...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
Thanks for your question.Being a couple of hours late on occasion (not on a regular basis) is nothing to worry about. Better to take the dose late than to miss it entirely. No need to adjust the next doses (if they are a little closer together it... Read more »
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