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Generic Retrovir (tm) Zidovudine 300mg

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Generic Name : Zidovudine
Therapy : HIV
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Generic Retrovir (tm) Zidovudine 300mg

Brand : Retrovir
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Generic Retrovir® : ZIDOVUDINE
ZIDOVUDINE is the chemical name of the active ingredient in Retrovir®
Retrovir® is the registered trademark of GlaxoSmithKline Inc.

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Medication Information about Generic Retrovir
Important information about usage, risks and possible side-effects..

Tablets Chemical Name: ZIDOVUDINE (zye-DOE-vyoo-deen)

Possible Uses of Retrovir: This medicine is an antiviral used to manage human immunodeficiency virus infection (HIV). It is also used to prevent the transmission of HIV to the fetus during pregnancy.

Before using Retrovir: WARNING: This medicine has caused severe, even fatal, liver and blood problems (e.g., lactic acidosis, granulocytopenia, anemia), especially in people with advanced HIV infection. Prolonged use of zidovudine has caused muscle aches similar to those produced by HIV. Notify your doctor immediately if you have: dark urine, yellowing of the skin or eyes, abdominal or stomach pain, unusual fatigue, muscle aches, rapid breathing, drowsiness, symptoms of infection such as persistent fever or sore throat. Some medicines or medical conditions may interact with this medicine. INFORM YOUR DOCTOR OR PHARMACIST of all prescription and over-the-counter medicine that you are taking. ADDITIONAL MONITORING OF YOUR DOSE OR CONDITION may be needed if you are taking ganciclovir, probenecid, or zalcitabine. Inform your doctor of any other medical conditions, allergies, pregnancy, or breast-feeding. Contact your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns about taking this medicine.

How to take Retrovir: Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor. USE THIS MEDICINE ON A REGULAR SCHEDULE around the clock, unless otherwise directed by your doctor. STORE THIS MEDICINE at room temperature in a tightly-closed container, away from heat and light.

Precautions When Using Retrovir: DO NOT EXCEED THE RECOMMENDED DOSE of this medicine without checking with your doctor. Exceeding the recommended dose of this medicine may not provide additional benefits, and may increase the risks of side effects. KEEP ALL DOCTOR AND LABORATORY APPOINTMENTS while you are taking this medicine. DO NOT STOP TAKING THIS MEDICINE without first checking with your doctor. THIS MEDICINE WILL NOT PREVENT YOU FROM SPREADING HIV through sexual contact. If you have any questions concerning how to prevent the spreading of HIV, ask your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist. THIS MEDICINE MAY NOT PREVENT OTHER INFECTIONS. If your health changes, check with your doctor. BEFORE YOU BEGIN TAKING ANY NEW MEDICINE, either prescription or over-the-counter, check with your doctor or pharmacist. IF YOU PLAN ON BECOMING PREGNANT, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using this medicine during pregnancy. IT IS UNKNOWN IF THIS DRUG IS EXCRETED in breast milk. DO NOT BREAST-FEED while taking this medicine.

Side Effects of Retrovir: SIDE EFFECTS, that may go away during treatment, include headache, nausea, difficulty sleeping, or muscle pain. If they continue or are bothersome, check with your doctor. CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR AS SOON AS POSSIBLE if you experience sore throat; chills; fever; unusual bleeding or bruising; or unusual tiredness or weakness. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.

Drug Interactions of Retrovir: Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects or prevent a medicine from doing its job.Inform your doctor about all the medicines you take with and without a prescription. 

Missed dose of Retrovir: IF YOU MISS A DOSE OF THIS MEDICINE and you are taking 1 dose daily, take the missed dose if you remember the same day. Skip the missed dose if you do not remember until the next day. do not double the next dose

Storage of Retrovir: Store at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture. Keep this and all medications out of the reach of children.

Other Information of Retrovir: If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor. DO NOT SHARE THIS MEDICINE with others for whom it was not prescribed. DO NOT USE THIS MEDICINE for other health conditions. KEEP THIS PRODUCT out of the reach of children. IF USING THIS MEDICINE FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME, obtain refills before your supply runs out.

COST OF Retrovir : The lowest MyGenericPharmacy.com price for the most common version of Retrovir (Zidovudine) is around $1.08, 80% off the average online retailing price of $330.34.


1. What is Zidovudine (Retrovir) and what is it used for?
Zidovudine is a medical drug sold under the name Retrovir which belongs to a class of medication called NRTI(Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors). This medicine is used to treat and prevent HIV by reducing its amounts in the blood. This medicine is also used to reduce the chance of HIV positive pregnant women to pass the infection to the baby.

2. When and how to use Zidovudine?
Zidovudine is available to us in a form of pill that must be taken by mouth with or without food as per your doctor's prescription. It is usually taken 2-3 times a day daily. The dosage and length of the treatment is based on your medical condition and its response to the treatment. For children, it is also based on their body weight. Swallow the tablet whole rather than chewing or crushing it in your mouth as it may release all the drug in your mouth which increases the risk of side effects. Your doctor may start you with a low dose which will increase gradually. Take the medicine daily at the same time to get the most benefits from it. Do not increase your dose or take it more often than prescribed as this may also increase the risk of side effects without any improvement in your condition. Discuss all the other medicines that you might be taking along with Zidovudine for the same or different reasons. Follow the medical prescription carefully and inform your doctor in case of any exception or confusion.

3. What are the side effects of Zidovudine?
Common side effects observed while medicating with Zidovudine are vomiting, nausea, headache, loss of appetite or trouble sleeping may occur. Inform your doctor if these conditions persist or get worse. There are some serious side effects involved with this medicine which must be informed to the doctor right away if observed such as mental/mood changes (depression, anxiety, confusion), easy bruising/bleeding, skin/fingernail color changes, loss of body fat (in the face, arms, legs, and buttocks) may occur. There are also some severe allergic reaction involved with this medicine which require immediate medical attention if observed such as unexplained weight loss, severe tiredness, muscle aches/weakness that doesn't go away, headache that are severe or don't go away, joint pain, numbness/tingling of the hands/feet/arms/legs, vision changes, signs of infection (such as fever, chills, swollen lymph nodes, trouble sleeping, non-healing skin sores), nervousness, heat intolerance, fast/pounding/irregular heartbeat, unusual growth in the neck/thyroid known as a goiter, swallowing/moving your eyes, drooping face, paralysis, trouble speaking, rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), seizures, severe dizziness etc

4. Is Zidovudine an effective medicine?
According to a study on the human body, patients dealing with AIDS caused by HIV or ACR(Arthrogryposis-renal dysfunction-cholestasis) who received Zidovudine observed fewer serious and life threatening diseases and infections. This medicine has also proven to improve weight and performance and was effective enough to make patients live longer when compared with the patients who received placebo.

5. What is the working of Zidovudine?
Zidovudine is a NRTIs class of medicine which generally works by resisting a natural reverse transcriptase enzyme that is necessary for HIV infection for the replication of the disease by using its DNA. Thus, reduction in the enzyme will cause slowdown in the increase in disease which improves the health and working of Immune system.

6. Can we give zidovudine to a pregnant woman or a newborn?
Zidovudine is considered a safe medicine which can be administered by a pregnant woman or can be given to a newborn. Pregnant women might need to take this medicine around 4-5 times a day in a tablet form as per their specialist guidance and newborns must be given liquid form of the medicine every 6 hours for around 6 weeks after birth to prevent the disease or its infection.

7. Who must avoid taking Zidovudine?
Generally people who are allergic to this medicine must avoid using it. Allergy may cause a dangerous build up of lactic acid in your blood which is called lactic acidosis. This is more likely to happen if you are dealing with some other medical conditions, taking HIV treatment for a long time or if you are a woman where chances are a little bit higher than man. Consult your doctor about the risk of this medication.

8. What precautions must be taken before medicating with Zidovudine?
Before the onset of Zidovudine medication, you must inform your doctor regarding certain conditions such as allergies related to it, or any other allergies as these products may contain some ingredient that causes an allergic reaction inside your body. Tell your doctor if you have any medical history related to liver disease, kidney problems, alcohol use, low white/red blood cells, caution with diabetes, etc. Inform your doctor regarding all the products you use including herbal, prescribed, and non-prescribed medicine before undergoing any surgery.

9. Can you take Zidovudine and Ritonavir together?
Zidovudine and Ritonavir, both are medicine are used descend the amount of HIV present in your blood. When used together, Zidovudine and Ritonavir provide a combinational lowering effect which is more effective than either of the medicine alone.

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