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Brand Name: Retrovir Other Name(s): AZT, ZDV, azidothymidine Drug Class: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors
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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 ...
Zidovudine is supplied most commonly in film-coated tablets (300 mg, biconvex, round and white) with "GXCW3" on one side and "300" on the other. The drug also comes in capsules (100 mg), flavored syrup, and an intravenous infusion. Dosing may vary.