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Retrovir

Brand name: Retrovir Generic name: zidovudine, or AZT, or ZDV Class: Nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (nucleoside, NRTI, or nuke) -- fixed dose combination Manufacturer: ViiV Healthcare, www.viivhealthcare.com , (877) 844-8872 AWP: $535.12 (generic $309.89)/month for 300 mg tablets,$71.34 (generic $56.42) for 240 mL of 10 mg/mL syrup Standard Dose: One 300 mg tablet twice a day (12 hours apart); two 100 mg capsules...
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Retrovir

Dear Dr Young,Thank you for your reply.You mentioned that taking retrovir alone can have very serious risks of developing AZT resistant virus.In view of this, should she stop taking retrovir now until proper treatment can be obtained. proper...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

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Thanks for your reply, jac.I'd support a decision to discontinue AZT monotherapy, at least until the possibility of a potent three drug regimen can be addressed.Indeed, many experts here in the US and Europe would probably not even recommend... Read more »

Kaletra alone without epivir & retrovir

I have always wondered what would happen if you took eitherjust the Kaletra or just the Epivir & Retrovir?...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.Lopinavir/ritonavir (Kaletra) monotherapy, as you suggest, has been studied several times. The results show that this strategy isn't all too bad, though probably less effective than the combinations that include 2 NRTIs,... 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....
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. If that is actually in both of... Read more »

Retrovir as PEP

I am taking retrovir as PEP after a possible infection....doses of 250 mg...should I take 500 mg/day or 750 mg/day?Thks for feedback...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
A single drug is not adequate for post exposure prophylaxis. You should be taking at least two, but probably three. If you are only taking one take the highest possible dose, but it may not be enough. Are you seeing a physician about this? DTD... Read more »
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Sindrome Retroviral Agudo...

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hola,
Hace un mes y 10 dias tuve una relacion con sexo oral que creo fue de riesgo. A los 15 das de hice examenes generales, Elisa, herpes, hepatitis, sifilis, todos negativos. Hacia la cuarta semana tuve faringitis viral, fiebre, diarrea. Mucho... 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 »

Does this sound like Acute Retroviral Syndrome?

Posted by canadian1984, 2 Replies
I began an experience recently (October 2nd) for the first time in my life, with another guy. All we did is have unprotected oral sex, and once for a few minutes, protected anal sex. I know most people will say that I didn't have an exposure - but... Read more »

sansi

Posted by Anonymous
hola q tal todos por aqui, soy positiva hace dos aos y me encuentro bien de salud bueno menos por los efectos de las medicinas q me tienen el estomago destrozado, tenia zerit y ahora retrovir q tal os sienta a vosotros. chaorrr

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