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Drug information on Ziddivir (Zidovudine) from Sain Medicaments Pvt. Ltd.


Sain Medicaments Pvt. Ltd.
Generic : Zidovudine

Drug Name : Zidovudine

Zidovudine(Retrovir) generic Ziddivir 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 Nov 20, 2018
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Medical Condition(s) for which Ziddivir may be prescribed

Side effects of Ziddivir

   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 Ziddivir?

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

When is Ziddivir not to be taken? (Contraindications)


Warnings and Precautions for Ziddivir

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 Ziddivir

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Ziddivir

Store it at room temperature and away from light.

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