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Zidovudine Is Given How Many Times Daily

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AIDS InfoNet

Zidovudine (Retrovir, AZT)

...can develop quickly. It is very important to take ARVs according to instructions, on schedule, and not to skip or reduce doses. How Is Zidovudine Taken? The recommended dose of zidovudine for adults is 500 mg to 600 mg daily. Zidovudine comes in 100 mg capsules and 300 mg tablets. It is also available in liquid form. In 2009 the FDA approved new dosing guidelines for children at least 4 weeks old. The dose is based on weight. The new...
Ask the Experts

What are my chances?

Had unprotected sex with an infected person three times but he came in me two of the times. And had access to pep about 70 hours after first encounter. The doc put me on a course of lamivudine & zidovudine tablets wich he says are used in...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
...exposure. The risk of getting HIV from exposures varies by the type of activity: receptive anal intercourse (50 out of 10,000 times), receptive vaginal sex (10 out of 10,000 times) and receptive oral (1 out of 10,000 times). Since you did not... Read more »

Drug Resistance in Prison

Dear Doc-I was infected by a man who was treatment naive, but had a lot of inherited resistance. We are both resistant to most PIs and many NRTIs. Hence, when we both started treatment, our doctors independently started us on Retrovir, Truvada, and...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...having acquired drug resistant virus. You are correct that Retrovir, also known as zidovudine or AZT is generally given twice daily. There have been some studies using it once daily as part of combination therapy, but the experience is limited so... Read more »

Correct time of medicine

I just start to take a medicine from last night.But confusing now.I took "Lamivudine 150mg + Zidovudine 100mg 3pcs + Efavirenz 200mg 3pcs last night(just before sleep around 1:00AM)"This morning(9:00AM) I took Lamivudine 150mg + Zidovudine 100mg...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...general, it's not necessary to take your twice daily medications exactly 12 hours apart, your 1:00 AM followed by 9:00 (if done every day), might be a little too close together than ideal.Seems to me that there are a couple of alternatives. ... Read more »

PEP and accuracy of HIV testing

Hi Doctor Frascino,I've had unprotected anal and oral sex with the same guy for about 1.5 months. He ejaculated multiple times in my anus. On the 28th day post last exposure, I tested negative for the ELISA and Rapid tests. Also on that day, I was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I do not understand why you were given PEP a full 28 days after your last potential exposure. PEP is not felt to be beneficial if begun more than 72 hours after an HIV exposure. My strong advice is that you discontinue PEP immediately and that... Read more »
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AIDSinfo

An Overview of Retrovir (Zidovudine, AZT)

...tablet called Combivir. Abacavir, lamivudine, and zidovudine are available in a single tablet called Trizivir. Recommended Daily Dose The recommended dose of zidovudine is 600 mg a day (either 300 mg twice a day or 200 mg three times a day).... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Combivir

...were several limitations that also became apparent over time. One was that it could not be successfully used when taken once daily, due to the short amount of time enough AZT would stay in the cells -- not enough when it was dosed just once... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Combivir (Zidovudine + Lamivudine)

...stop working. This is called "developing resistance" to the drug. See Fact Sheet 126 for more information on resistance. Sometimes, if your virus develops resistance to one drug, it will also have resistance to other ARVs. This is called... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Trizivir (Zidovudine + Lamivudine + Abacavir)

...stop working. This is called "developing resistance" to the drug. See Fact Sheet 126 for more information on resistance. Sometimes, if your virus develops resistance to one drug, it will also have resistance to other ARVs. This is called... Read more »
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time line

Posted by Anonymous
...They then measure virus reproduction rates and find that between 100 million and 1 billion new virus particles are produced daily. They also learn that T-cells are reproducing at a rate of 1 billion per day. This battle between the immune system... Read more »

Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
...wanted to have sex with me without it and told me that she is not worried and will eat some pregnancy pills. We ended up mating 2 times in the same night. I was having Flue Like Symptoms in start of 3rd Week till the end of 3rd Week Post... Read more »

Two weeks down and a life time to live

Posted by trulife, 2 Replies
...of my life. I know the road will not always be easy, but my faith and my determination will have to get me through the rough times. I am blessed with great support from a great friend and fortunate to have this venue to vent what I feel inside... Read more »

get ready, get set.............. go meds

Posted by dealin_wit_it, 3 Replies
...aside from everything i've already researched. ok, maybe i'm just a little nervous, waiting for 10pm to take them for the first time. help?? Read more »