Hivid Warnings and Precautions

Hivid warnings and precautions include potential drug interactions, possible risks for people with liver disease, and the chance for developing dangerous medical conditions (such as pancreatitis, lactic acidosis, and hepatic steatosis). Before taking Hivid, talk to your healthcare provider about any health conditions you may have, such as kidney disease, congestive heart failure, or liver disease. Precautions and warnings with Hivid also extend to women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Hivid: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

(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.)


You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Hivid® (zalcitabine) if you have:
  • Congestive heart failure (CHF)
  • Liver disease, such as liver failure, cirrhosis, or hepatitis
  • Kidney disease, including kidney failure (renal failure)
  • Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
  • Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
  • Breastfeeding.
You should also be sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

Hivid for HIV/AIDS

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