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Zidovudine Dosage

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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 for antiretroviral therapy (ART). It was first manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline. It is manufactured by ViiV Healthcare. The patent on zidovudine expired in 2005 and several generic versions have been...
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infant zidovudine: recommendations for dose escalation with weight gain?

I know standard dosage for zidovudine for an infant born to an HIV positive mother is "2 mg/kg body weight q6h" as part of the MTCT prevention. In 6 weeks time however, an infant easily weighs a kilo, to 1.5 kg more which is up to 50% of...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
In our clinic, we usually see babies at 1 and 4 weeks to see how things are going, check their weights, and to draw bloods to check for infection. If weight is increased by more than 10% of the baby's previous weight, we adjust the dose. If... Read more »

Underdosage of Zidovudine

Dear SirI am writing for the 2nd time. My son aged 5 years has been recently diagnosed as HIV+ His CD4 is 384. His doctor started him on Zidovudine 6ml twice a day, Lamivir 6.5 ml twice a day, and Nevirapine (initially 6 ml once a day). His weight...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.This reply comes from our good friend and colleague, Andy Pavia, MD from University of Utah:I don't think there is any risk at all from 2 weeks of underdosing of zidovudine. First of all, zidovudine resistance develops... Read more »

LAMIVUDINE & ZIDOVUDINE CON EFAVIRENZ QUE HAGO?

TOMO ESTE TRATAMIENTO DESDE HACE 3 AOS Y ME METI EN UN GYM Y ME RECOMENDARON INYECTARME DECADURABULIN, PROBIRON Y CIPIONATO DE TESTOTERONA Y EN ESE MOMENTO POR IGNORANCIA DIJE DE UNA QUE NO LUEGO OTRO ME DIJO QUE ME INYECTARA WINTROL Y DECADURABULIN...
Steven M. Natterstad, M.D.

Response from Steven M. Natterstad, M.D.

Frascino Medical Group
Buenas tardes.No deberas estar siguiendo los consejos de la gente que trabaja en tu gym cuando pertenece a los frmacos de cualquier tipo. Respecto a este tema, debes consultar con tu mdico especialista en VIH. Y punto. Un entrenador puede... Read more »

developed lipoatrophy while on videx,zidovudine and aluvia

what is lipoatrophy(from 2006 on videx and zidovudine) and can it be treated and how but i'm now switched to truvada and aluvia after alerting my doctor about my fat distribution last month ...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Fat loss (lipoatrophy) and fat gain have been linked to zidovudine and somewhat less so to didanosine (Videx). Switching to Truvada and Aluvia (lopinavir/ritonavir) may stabilize the fat loss with slow recovery. Its impact on areas of fat gain is... Read more »
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Liver Function

Posted by NYRN, 1 Reply
I'm taking viread, invirase, didanosine, zidovudine and valtrex and my latest labs indicate high on the liver screens. Has anyone had any liver issues - I don't drink so it's not that! Read more »

high lipids

Posted by Anonymous
Has anyone tried this product http://www.policosanol.com/monograph.htm#dosage
if so please post results/side effects
Thanks

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Interferon Roferon Peginterfeon Side Effects

Posted by Claude, 1 Reply
Hi guys,

Did any of you go through bilogical treatment with any kind of Interferons. If you did could you please tell me more about your dosage and side effects?

I am currently on INTRON A and it's a living hell. I don't know what to do anymore.... Read more »

NAC

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Poz 16 years. Should i be taking NAC? Any stories, suggestions? good /Bad? What form and dosage? Thanks! Read more »