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Zidovudine Side Effects

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AIDS InfoNet

Zidovudine (Retrovir, AZT)

...should not be combined with d4T (d4T, Zerit). Zidovudine's side effects may be worse if taken with several other drugs. Methadone may increase blood levels of zidovudine. If you take zidovudine and methadone, watch for zidovudine side effects.
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Difficulty adjusting to meds

Hi,I have started meds just 6 weeks ago. I am taking Stocrin (efavirenz) and Zilarvir (Lamivudine, Zidovudine). I am experiencing several side effects and am unsure if my doctor is giving me good advise. I am experiencing fatigue, nausea, slight...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...You may be experiencing a combination of zidovudine side effects (nausea and fatigue) and persistence efavirenz effects (dizziness). If an alternative to zidvudine is available to you (tenofovir Read more »

Side effects

I just started on HAART and I am having some side effects. I feel my brain is cooking, insonia,etc... Will this pass? I have been 6 days on sustiva/lamivudine/zidovudine...????
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Ouch-sounds like you are having efavirenz related side effects. They usually diminish over the first several weeks. Perhaps only 5-10% of patients continue to have annoying central nervous Read more »

ARV DRUGS

I have a loved one,who's been living with HIV and on ARV drugs such as NEVIAPINE,LAMIUVUDINEand ZIDOVUDINE.Please can tell me what side effects will she be experience.
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Many patients do well with nevirapine, lamivudine and zidovudine (AZT). The AZT often causes stomach problems (nausea, aching) particularly early. Nevirapine can cause liver problems or a rash Read more »

side effects

what are the side effects of atripla
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...The Body website has a good section discussing the side effects of each of the antiretroviral medications and many links. www.AIDSinfonet.org is one good source for drug information. Their Read more »
Articles
AIDS InfoNet

Combivir (Zidovudine + Lamivudine)

...taking several other drugs. Methadone may increase blood levels of zidovudine. If you take Combivir and methadone, watch for zidovudine side effects. Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Trizivir (Zidovudine + Lamivudine + Abacavir)

...taking several other drugs. Methadone may increase blood levels of zidovudine. If you take Trizivir and methadone, watch for zidovudine side effects. Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Combivir (AZT/3TC)

...Contraindications Individuals should tell a doctor about any medical problems before taking this medicine.Warnings and side effects of lamivudine/zidovudine may be similar to those for each of the medicines separately. (See individual drug fact... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Retrovir (Zidovudine, AZT)

...Contraindications Individuals should tell a doctor about any medical problems before taking this medicine. Possible Side Effects Along with its desired effects, zidovudine can cause some unwanted effects, including pale skin, unusual... Read more »
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get ready, get set.............. go meds

Posted by dealin_wit_it, 3 Replies
...agrees, until my geneo type comes back from the labs. i want to know everyone's opinion about these drugs and what to expect, aside from everything i've already researched. ok, maybe i'm just a little nervous, waiting for 10pm to take them for... Read more »

NATURAL SOLUTION FOR NIGHT SWEATING

Posted by contractor, 6 Replies
...and a major antiretroviral drug used for AIDS treatment. A major limitation in the use of AZT is the occurrence of severe side effects. The aim of this work was to test whether AZT causes oxidative damage to heart mitochondria and whether this... Read more »

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
...micronuclei ? small, damaged pieces of broken-off DNA. The micronucleus test is commonly used to study the potential DNA-damaging effects of chemicals. They found a ten-fold increase in the number of micronucleated blood cells ? in both the... Read more »