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Zidovudine Retrovir Therapy

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AIDS InfoNet

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...
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zidovudine

under which of the following conditions is azt (zidovudine) prescribed for patients suffering from hiv?
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Zidovudine (AZT, Retrovir) is used as part of combination therapy for the treatment of HIV-infected individuals or in special circumstances 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
...the infamous drug during clinical trials, and it has 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... 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
...to hear that you are doing so well despite 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... Read more »

Treatment

Dear Doctor,I come from Zambia Africa and i find your website very useful. I have been on medication for a year now. I take Stuvidine, lamivudine and nevirapine but i have noticed that i am loosing a lot of weight from my butt and legs. I would like...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...face) is most often associated with HIV drugs called thymidine analogues. These include D4T (stavudine) and AZT (zidovudine, Retrovir, Combivir, Trizivir). Consequently, I would advise avoiding these agents. You can learn much more about... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Combivir (Zidovudine + Lamivudine)

...Other Drugs? What Is Combivir? Combivir is a pill that contains two drugs used as part of antiretroviral therapy (ART): zidovudine (Retrovir, AZT) and lamivudine (Epivir, 3TC). Combivir is manufactured by ViiV Healthcare. Generic versions... Read more »
AIDSinfo

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, Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Retrovir

... Common Name: zidovudine or AZT Brand Name: Retrovir Class: nucleoside analogs (also called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, NRTIs Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Trizivir (Zidovudine + Lamivudine + Abacavir)

...Side Effects? How Does Trizivir React With Other Drugs? What Is Trizivir? Trizivir is a pill that contains three antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) used to fight HIV: zidovudine (Retrovir, AZT), lamivudine (Epivir, 3TC) and abacavir (Ziagen).... 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 Read more »

hic

Posted by Anonymous
...(Viracept) Ritonavir (Norvir) Saquinavir (Fortovase) Stavudine plus lamivudine Efavirenz (Sustiva) Nevirapine (Viramune) Zidovudine (Retrovir) plus didanosine (Videx) Stavudine (Zerit) plus didanosine Zidovudine plus zalcitabine (Hivid)... 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 »