Ensuring Your Safety With Retrovir

Side Effects

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Retrovir. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can be treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious reactions are less common.
 
Common side effects of Retrovir include but are not limited to:
 
  • Headaches
  • A general ill feeling (malaise)
  • Nausea
  • Loss of appetite.
     
(Click Retrovir Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
 

Drug Interactions

Retrovir can interact with a number of other medications (see Retrovir Drug Interactions).
 

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Retrovir if you have:
 
  • Anemia, neutropenia, or any other low blood count or blood disorder
  • Liver disease, such as liver failure, cirrhosis, or hepatitis
  • Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure).
     
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
 
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Click Retrovir Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
 

Retrovir Therapy -- Drug Information

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