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Zidovudine is an antiviral medication, which belongs to the class of Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors (NRTI). This class of medication prevents the HIV-virus from altering the DNA of healthy cells and thus spreading the virus throughout the body. Zidovudine is not a cure for HIV or AIDS nor does it prevent the virus from infecting other people. However, in combination with other antiviral medication it can dramatically slow down the progress of the disease.
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How to use Zidovudine should be taken orally with a full glass of water, usually 2-3 times per day. You can take this medication with or without food. If you are using Zidovudine in liquid form, make sure your take the precise dosage by measuring it with a marked spoon or medicine cup.
Follow the instructions of your doctor exactly, even if they differ from the recommended dosage.
Take Zidovudine regularly and make sure you renew your prescription on time. Do not change your dosages or medication schedule without consulting your doctor first. It is recommended that anyone who suffers from HIV or AIDS remains under strict observation of a doctor.
Seek immediate medical attention if you think that you have taken too much of this medication.
Missed dose You should take the missed dose as soon as you remember, unless it is almost time for your next dose. If it is, then simply skip the missed dose and take the next regularly scheduled one. Do not attempt to double up on Zidovudine to make up for a missed dosage.
Your doctor may require you to have regular tests and medical check-ups while taking this medication, to chart your progress and examine you for potential side effects. Make sure you do not miss any of these appointments.
Do not share Zidovudine with others, as they may have a condition that is not effectively treated by this medication
Store Zidovudine at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C), away from heat and moisture. KEEP THIS AND ALL OTHER MEDICATION OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.
Important note The above information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgement of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed that the taking of this medication is safe, appropriate or effective for you.
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Precautions Before taking Zidovudine, you should discuss your medical history with your doctor, especially:
Liver problems (such as hepatitis B or C, cirrhosis)
Low red or white blood cells
I you have or have had any of these conditions, your doctor may have to perform additional tests or your dosage may be altered.
Zidovudine is classed as Pregnancy Category C by the FDA. This means it is not yet known whether this medication can be harmful for an unborn baby. However, HIV medications are usually given to pregnant women when clearly needed and the risks and benefits have been thoroughly weighed up. Treatment with this medication has also been shown to decrease the risk of HIV transmission to the baby. Women who are HIV-positive and/ or under treatment with Zidovudine should not breastfeed. Even if a baby is born without HIV, the virus can still be passed on through breast milk.
Drug Interactions Before taking Zidovudine, inform your doctor of all other medication you are currently using, including:
Interferon-alfa (Roferon, Intron, Rebetron)
Methadone (Dolophine, Methadose)
Ribavirin (Rebetol, Ribasphere, Copegus Virazole)
Other medication containing Zidovudine
The above list is not complete and other medication may interact with Zidovudine. You must tell your doctor about all your prescription and over-the-counter medication you use, including vitamins, minerals, herbal products and medicines prescribed by another doctor. Do not start or stop using any medication without discussing it with your doctor first.
Common and not very serious potential side effects of Zidovudine include:
Sleep problems (insomnia), strange dreams
Mild nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, constipation
Muscle or joint pain
Headache, tired feeling
Changes in the shape or location of body fat (especially in your arms, legs, face, neck, breasts and trunk)
You inform your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following serious side effects:
Symptoms of Pancreatitis (e.g. severe pain in the upper stomach spreading to the back, nausea and vomiting, rapid heart rate
Symptoms of Peripheral Neuropathy (e.g. numbness, tingling or pain in the hands or feet)
Easy bruising or bleeding, unusual weakness, pale skin
White patches or sores inside your mouth or on your lips
Fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms
Any other signs of new infection
Stop using Zidovudine and seek emergency medical attention if you notice any of the following signs of an allergic reaction:
Swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat
Some people who took Zidovudine have reportedly developed the life-threatening condition Lactic Acidosis. Symptoms of this disease include:
Muscle pain or weakness
Numb or cold feeling in your arms and legs
Nausea with vomiting
Fast or uneven heart rate
Feeling very weak or tired
You are more at risk of developing Lactic Acidosis if you are a woman, if you are overweight or have a liver disease or if you have taken certain HIV or AIDS medications for a long time. Talk with your doctor about your personal risk of developing this condition.
Zidovudine has also been known to cause severe or life-threatening effects on your liver or pancreas. You should call your doctor immediately if you encounter any of the following symptoms while taking Zidovudine:
Severe pain in your upper stomach spreading to your back
Fast heart rate
Nausea and vomiting
Loss of appetite
Jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes)
This is not a full list of possible side effects associated with Zidovudine. Notify your doctor immediately if you experience any other side effects than the ones mentioned above, especially if they are bothersome.
How does Zidovudine work?
Zidovudine is an antiviral medication, which belong to the class of Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors (NRTIs). Reverse transcriptase forms part of the reproduction process of the HIV-virus and is responsible for infecting cells and spreading the virus. Zidovudine prevents reverse transcriptase from working properly and infecting healthy cells. This slows down the progress of the virus.
Will Zidovudine protect me against infection with the HIV-virus while having sex?
Taking Zidovudine will not protect you against infection with the HIV-virus through sexual intercourse. Instead, talk to your doctor about safe methods of preventing HIV transmission, such as using a condom.
Is it safe to take Zidovudine while pregnant or breasfeeding?
Zidovudine is classed as Pregnancy Category C by the FDA. This means it is not yet known whether this medication can be harmful for an unborn baby. However, HIV medications are usually given to pregnant women when clearly needed and the risks and benefits have been thoroughly weighed up. Treatment with this medication has also been shown to decrease the risk of HIV transmission to the baby.
Women who are HIV-positive and/ or under treatment with Zidovudine should not breastfeed. Even if a baby is born without HIV, the virus can still be passed on through breast milk.
You should avoid drinking alcohol while taking Zidovudine. Both this medication and alcohol can have a negative impact on the liver and pancreas and using them in combination with each other may increase the risk of damage to the liver and pancreas.
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