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An Overview of Retrovir (Zidovudine, AZT)

zye-DOE-vyoo-deen Brand Name: Retrovir Other Name(s): AZT, Azidothymidine, ZDV, Zidovudina Drug Class: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Zidovudine, also known as AZT, ZDV, or Retrovir, is a type of medicine called a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI). NRTIs block reverse transcriptase, a protein that HIV needs to make more copies of itself. HIV/AIDS-Related Uses Zidovudine was approved by...
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stocrin side effects

i have been on stocrin and aspen lamzid for almost 6 months and i notice that i'm going pale and my periods are not flowing. is anemia a side effect of these medications?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Aspen lamzid is the generic combination of lamivudine (3TC) and zidovudine (AZT) which can cause anemia. If severe anemia is confirmed then if possible a switch to an alternative nucleoside combination would Read more »

AZT (Zidovudine 300mg)

I just started taking AZT. I have always bruised very easy (since I was a child). Is there any potential problems I should be aware of? Is this something I should inform my doctor about? Is there a window of time for taking your meds that you...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Although AZT can cause bone marrow suppression, for persons who bruise easily that is rarely a concern. Also, if the easy bruising is due to low a platelet count, AZT sometimes helps that condition. The twice a day dosing for AZT is usually OK +/-... Read more »

Are Ritonvir / Combivir twins?

Read about life threatening danger of Ritonvir + E. What about Combivir + E? Combivir is not the same as Ritonvir is it?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Combivir (combination of 2 nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors) is zidovudine (AZT) + lamivudine (3TC) which is different than ritonavir (Norvir) which is a protease inhibitor. KH Read more »

AZT related Anemia

What other HIV drugs, other than Combivir, contain AZT and therefore may cause anemia?
J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

Response from J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

San Francisco General Hospital
...continued to be used by many. Zidovudine is the generic name of the AZT. Retrovir is the "trade" name of AZT. Combivir contains zidovudine (AZT) plus lamivudine (3TC),which is a frequently used in combination as part of HAART (Highly Active... Read more »
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Zidovudine (Retrovir, AZT)

What Is Zidovudine? Who Should Take Zidovudine? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Zidovudine Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Zidovudine React With Other Drugs? What Is Zidovudine? Zidovudine (Retrovir) is a drug used... Read more »
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La Guía Annual de Medicamentos para el VIH: Combivir (Zidovudine/Lamivudine, AZT/3TC)

... Nombre de Marca: Combivir Nombre Común: zidovudine (AZT) y lamivudine (3TC) Clase: análogo nucleósido (también llamado inhibidor de la transcriptasa reversa del nucleósido, NRTI, Read more »
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La Guía Annual de Medicamentos para el VIH: Trizivir (Zidovudine/Lamivudine/Abacavir, AZT/3TC/ABC)

Nombre de Marca: Trizivir Nombre Común: abacavir, AZT, y lamivudine Clase: análogo nucleósido (también llamado inhibidor de la transcriptasa reversa del nucleósido, NRTI, siglas en inglés) ... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

La Guía Annual de Medicamentos para el VIH: Retrovir (Zidovudine, ZDV, AZT)

Nombre de Marca: Retrovir Nombre Común: zidovudine (ZDV), AZT Clase: análogo nucleósido (también llamado inhibidor de la transcriptasa reversa del nucleósido, NRTI, siglas en inglés) Dosis... Read more »
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Thanks for your support and any more advice?

Posted by motherinlaw, 3 Replies
I want to thank everyone for their support and help. I posted this in response to my own previous posting and felt it might have gotten lost in the shuffle and so am reposting. I have just spoken to my son again. He was finally able to convince... Read more »

want to have a baby, but worried

Posted by kolo, 1 Reply
quote: Adam Legge, Monday, April 16, 2007 Antiretroviral drugs used to prevent HIV transmission from mother to child can cause genetic damage in infants that may increase their risk of developing cancer in the future, according to new research. ... Read more »

What should I think?

Posted by motherinlaw, 9 Replies
I will try not to make this too long...my son called yesterday and told me his wife was not doing well. My HIV negative son and three HIV negative grandchildren may soon lose their HIV positive wife and mother. My son and daughter-in-law seem not to... Read more »

NATURAL SOLUTION FOR NIGHT SWEATING

Posted by contractor, 6 Replies
My name is Marco and I had a lot of night sweating for one year. It is a problem that my family has (dad, nephew and more). After doing a lot of research I found one simple solution for the problem and I DO NOT HAVE THE PROBLEM as long I take my own... Read more »