Retrovir Therapy -- Drug Information

Retrovir® (zidovudine), a prescription medication, was the first drug approved to treat HIV infection and AIDS. It is also licensed for use in pregnant women with HIV to help prevent transmission of the virus to the unborn child. Many people refer to this drug as "AZT," since it was once known as azidothymidine.
 
Retrovir is generally taken two to five times a day. It comes in several different forms, including tablets, capsules, and syrup. Retrovir is meant for use in combination with other HIV drugs as part of an HIV "cocktail" (this is known as highly active antiretroviral therapy, or HAART).
 
Prior to starting therapy with Retrovir, inform your healthcare provider about all other medical conditions you have and any other drugs you are taking. This medicine is not right for everyone, and your healthcare provider will need this information to make sure that this is the right HIV/AIDS medication for you.
 
(For more information on this drug, click Retrovir. This article provides a more in-depth discussion, explaining the clinical studies performed on this medicine, common side effects, and what can happen if the dosing guidelines are not followed correctly.)
 

Retrovir Therapy -- Drug Information

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