Helpful Tips for Taking Ziagen

Ziagen Dosing for People With Liver Disease

The liver helps to remove Ziagen from the body. Therefore, if you have liver disease, you will probably need a lower Ziagen dosage. The recommended dose for people with mildly impaired liver function is Ziagen 200 mg twice daily. Ziagen is not recommended for people with moderate to severe liver problems.

General Ziagen Dosage Information

Some considerations for people taking Ziagen include the following:
  • Ziagen comes in the form of a tablet and an oral solution (liquid). It is usually taken by mouth once or twice a day.
  • It does not matter if you take Ziagen with or without food. If the medicine bothers your stomach, try taking it with food.
  • Try to take Ziagen at the same time(s) 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 Ziagen. Missing doses can increase the chance of the virus developing a resistance to Ziagen (making it less effective).
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your Ziagen dosage, please talk to your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.

Ziagen Drug Information

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