Hivid Dosage

Your Hivid dosage will depend on several factors, such as other medications you are taking, other medical conditions you may have, and if you have bothersome side effects from Hivid. The typical recommended Hivid dose for treating HIV or AIDS is 0.75 mg every eight hours (three times a day). You should be careful not to miss taking your Hivid dosage, as it may cause the HIV virus to build up a resistance to the medication.

Hivid Dosage: An Introduction

(This medication is no longer available. This medication was not discontinued for safety reasons. The manufacturer of Hivid chose to stop making it because current HIV treatment guidelines recommended using newer medications, rather than Hivid.)


The dose of Hivid® (zalcitabine) your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
  • If you develop dangerous or bothersome side effects of Hivid
  • Other medical conditions you may have
  • Other medications you may currently be taking.
As always, do not adjust your Hivid dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.

Hivid Dosing for HIV and AIDS

The recommended Hivid dose for treating HIV or AIDS is Hivid 0.75 mg every eight hours (three times a day). If you have kidney disease, your healthcare provider may recommend that you take Hivid just twice daily, instead of three times daily. Your healthcare provider may also recommend a lower Hivid dose if you experience bothersome or dangerous Hivid side effects.

General Hivid Dosage Information

Considerations for people taking Hivid include the following:
  • Hivid comes in the form of a tablet. It is usually taken by mouth every eight hours (three times a day).
  • Hivid is best absorbed into your body if you take it on an empty stomach (at least one hour before or two hours after eating).
  • Try to take Hivid at the same times every day, to maintain an even level of the medication in your blood.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. It is very important that you closely follow your healthcare provider's instructions for taking Hivid. Missing doses can increase the chance of the virus developing a resistance to Hivid (making it less effective).
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your Hivid dosage, please talk to your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.

Hivid for HIV/AIDS

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