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Drug information on Viro-Z (100 ml) (Zidovudine) from Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd. (Croslands)

Viro-Z (100 ml)

Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd. (Croslands)
Generic : Zidovudine

Drug Name : Zidovudine

Zidovudine(Retrovir) generic Viro-Z (100 ml) is an antiretroviral agent, prescribed for HIV/AIDS. It works by decreasing the amount of HIV in the blood.
More Info about Zidovudine

Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on February, 2, 2017
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Medical Condition(s) for which Viro-Z (100 ml) may be prescribed

Side effects of Viro-Z (100 ml)

   Body as a Whole : Weakness, headache, uneasiness, fever, back, chest pain, flu-like syndrome and generalized pain.

   Gastrointestinal : Loss of appetite, constipation, nausea, vomiting, liver, diarrhea, mouth ulcer, indigestion and flatulence.

   Heart : Heart disease and fainting.

   Blood : Anemia, decrease in white blood cells and platelets.

   Musculoskeletal : Muscle pain/inflammation.

   Central Nervous System : Anxiety, confusion, depression, dizziness, loss of mental acuity, tingling, seizures, drowsiness and unsteadiness.

   Respiratory : Difficulty in breathing, Cough, abnormal breath sounds/wheezing unny nose and sinus inflammation.

   Skin : Changes in skin and nail pigmentation, itching, skin death, rash, hives and increased sweating.

   Eye and ENT : Hearing loss, eye swelling, sensitivity to light and taste perversion.

   Genitourinary : Urinary frequency and urinary hesitancy, breast enlargement in male.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

Adult- PO- The recommended dose is 600mg/day in divided doses.

How to use Viro-Z (100 ml)?

It comes as a capsule and syrup to take by mouth, with or without food.

When is Viro-Z (100 ml) not to be taken? (Contraindications)


Warnings and Precautions for Viro-Z (100 ml)

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of bone marrow depression, low blood counts, liver, kidney diseases, obesity, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

• Avoid contact with people who have infections.

• Avoid contact with your partner in order to avoid transmission of HIV infection.

• Monitor liver, kidney functions, and complete blood cell counts while taking this medication.

Other Precautions for Viro-Z (100 ml)

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Viro-Z (100 ml)

Store it at room temperature and away from light.

Schedule : H  Prescription drugs - Drugs to be sold only under the prescription of a Registered Medical Practitioner.

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