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Zidovudine Side Effects

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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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Switch from Zidovudine

My wife with a baseline CD4 of 83 (12.8%), and viral load of 2071 is on Zidovudine, Lamivudine, and Nevirapine for 6 weeks. She is also taking Bactrim DS for 2 weeks. While she has tolerated the drugs, she has recently reported a decline in white...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
You ask a very analytical question. Your doctor is right in that the combination of Bactrim and zidovudine may be particularly bad for the white blood cells, especially in someone who is deficient in folate. Sometimes, before making any changes in... Read more »

atripla and zidovudine

if somebody becomes resistant to atripla components would he necessarily become resistant to zidovudine as well? i hope not because in a paper i saw point mutations caused by 3 components of atripla are absolutely different from that caused by...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.There is a potential for cross resistance among the components of treatment. This means that prolonged treatment failure of one NRTI regimen has the potential to cause significant cross resistant to other medications of... Read more »

Tenofovir, lamivudine+zidovudine and Kaletra as pep

Dear Doctor,I had a possible sexual exposure to HIV and managed to start pep about 30 hours after the high-risk situation. I live in Brazil, and it was really hard to get this treatment, but now I'm afraid my regimen was no correctly chosen....
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.You indeed are receiving an unusual PEP regimen.1) It's not likely to be ineffective, rather just more than needed.2) You're on day 23 of a planned 28 (or 30), I'd try to complete the treatment course if... Read more »

Is it safe to take creatine with Lamivudine + Zidovudine and efavirenz?

Hello Mr. Vergel, Im marc from Beirut 29 years old just diagnosed with HIV from 3 month ago and had to start the treatment directly, I am now on Duovir (Lamivudine + Zidovudine) and Effavir (efavirenz).Honestly I used not to skip the gym used to go...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
I am glad you are regaining control of your health after adjusting from the shock of your HIV diagnosis. As you know, we can live long and healthy lives, and many of us become even more motivated to exercise, eat well and take care of ourselves... 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 »

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

Posted by dealin_wit_it, 3 Replies
ok, just got back from the doc's office and he told me that as of today, i'm on meds. we've already talked about this and i already decided to start with combivir and kaletra. he agrees, until my geneo type comes back from the labs. i want to know... 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.

The... Read more »

Think about it

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
Is the AIDS virus harmless? Is AIDS not contagious?
Are the AIDS tests worthless? Is AIDS medication killing patients? Find out what the AIDS establishment and media do not want you to know...

http://www.virusmyth.com/aids/

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