Hivid Overdose

If you believe you have overdosed on Hivid, you should seek immediate medical attention. Overdose symptoms can include vomiting, fever, and unusual sensations (such as burning or numbness). The effects of the overdose can vary depending on how much of the medication was taken and whether it was taken with any other medicines, alcohol, or drugs. Treatment options for a Hivid overdose may include pumping the stomach or supportive care.

Hivid Overdose: An Overview

(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.)


Hivid® (zalcitabine) is a prescription AIDS and HIV medication. Hivid is a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI) medication. The effects of a Hivid overdose will vary depending on a number of factors, including the Hivid dosage and whether it was taken with any other medicines, alcohol, food, or street drugs.
If you happen to overdose on Hivid, seek immediate medical attention.

Symptoms of a Hivid Overdose

In reported cases of a Hivid overdose, people who took too much Hivid experienced the following symptoms:
  • Drowsiness
  • Vomiting
  • Rash
  • Fever
  • Unusual sensations (like burning, tingling, or numbness) in the feet or hands.

Treatment for a Hivid Overdose

If the Hivid overdose was recent, the healthcare provider may use certain medicines or place a tube into the stomach to "pump the stomach." Treatment may also involve supportive care, which consists of treating the symptoms that occur as a result of the overdose.
It is important that you seek medical attention immediately if you believe that you may have overdosed on Hivid.

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