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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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AZT TONGUE PIGMENTATION- AZT 2 ever?

Hi Doctor Young, Does AZT cause a nasty looking pigmenation (black to purple spots to develop on the inside of the tongue and mouth?) Does the AZT that is offered as medicine today in combination with other drugs still produce this result? AZT...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Zidovudine (ADV, AZT) can cause hyperpigmentation of nails and skin- I suppose that it could cause hyperpigmentation of the tongue, but I am not aware of this personally. Yes, when used in combination, the possibility of side effects remain,... Read more »

AZT (Retrovir) & Pregnancy How to know if your resistient to AZT

In 1988 I had a child. 3 months later I was informed her father tested positive. So did I. The baby did not. 1990 - 1991 I took AZT (Retrovir) 1 pill 5 x a day. Then stopped taking it. In 1993 I became pregnant again. Started taking AZT again...
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
The risk of transmitting HIV to your infant is directly linked to your viral load; if your viral load is less than 50 copies/ml your risk is less than 1%; the therapy that reduces your viral load to less than 50 can include many different drugs and... Read more »

3TC/AZT to 3TC/TDF to 3TC/AZT again

Hi,Here in the Philippines, some treatment hubs are experiencing shortage in Tenofovir meds.In effect, those who experienced incompatibility with Zidovudine (AZT) and were switched to Tenofovir (TDF) had to switch back to AZT. What are the...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello thank you for posting from the Philippines.As long as there has been no issues with virologic failure or drug resistance, there should be no problem switching from one medication to another and back again. Of course be mindful that switching... Read more »

azt resistance

what other drugs are being used when a patient develops resistance to azt?...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
Resistance to AZT takes the form of thymidine associated mutations or TAMs. Full cross resistance appears to occur with D4T (stavudine) when present with AZT. As with most other NRTIs, several mutations are needed before complete resistance to AZT... Read more »
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FUERA AZT

Posted by Janis, 1 Reply
DICES QUE ESTE FORO ES UN MIERDA NO?, PUES ENTONCES POR QU NO TE LARGAS Y TE REFUNDES CON TU VIH EN OTRO LADO.

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azt

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
La azidotimidina o AZT es un agente citotxico, genotxico e inmunotxico, capaz de generar por si mismo el sida. El AZT es adems un potente carcingeno

Que tiene de sireto esto?
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janis da ejemplo y tomate un kilo de azt

Posted by Anonymous
puta ninfomana drogadicta asesina de mierda verguenza de el cornudo de tu padre cabrona de mierday de la puta de tu madre tener una asesina de hija por ke lo de puta es muy flojo para ti gaurra ojala des positivo y te hartes de azt Read more »

quiero creer azt ,explicate

Posted by Anonymous
quiero creer ya que estoy contigo ,los americanos son los mayores fascista despues de hitler o por encima y se que no dudarian en matar millones de vidas con los azt si les diera fructiferos dividendos
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