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Zivudin is an antiretroviral agent, prescribed for HIV/AIDS. It works by decreasing the amount of HIV in the blood.

Drug information on Zivudin (Zidovudine) from Synmedic Laboratories


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Generic : Zidovudine
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Medical Condition(s) for which Zivudin may be prescribed

Side effects of Zivudin

   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 Zivudin?

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

When is Zivudin not to be taken? (Contraindications)


Warnings and Precautions for Zivudin

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 sexual 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 Zivudin

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Zivudin

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.

Disclaimer : The Price of the drugs indicated above may not match the actual price at which they are sold. Prices can change depending on many factors, including GST. These are only approximate indicative prices of the drug.
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