Zidovudine Toxic Effect
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University of MinnesotaGary,Dysfunctional mitochondria in the muscles can lead to a condition known as "mitochondrial myopathy" which manifests itself as muscle weakness and fatigue. The famous cyclist Greg LeMond retired in 1994 due to this disease.... Read more »
University of North Carolina - Chapel HillIt is correct that the zidovudine (AZT) in Combivir could cause anemia or worsen it. The issue is whether there is an alternative. Stavudine (d4T) remains in wide use in Africa despite a host of other toxicities including neuropathy, and can be... Read more »
Rocky Mountain CARESHello 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 »
University of British ColumbiaYou 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 »
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I have been investigating epivir/ziagen and viread..they might be available in a new study on a once daily dosing schedule.
My question is, what do u think about... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replieswhy test and get a poz result ?
why not wait and in a few years
if you are poz there will be better
meds for HIV.
If you test + now you will get on drugs that
are toxic and I just heard on the news that
scientist are working on a less Toxic HIV drug.
Maybe... Read more »
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