ZIDOVIR 300MG TABLET

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Cipla Ltd

Composition for ZIDOVIR 300MG TABLET

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Primarily used for

Potentiallyunsafewith
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Pregnancy
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Lactation
133.24
₹13.32/tablet
10 tablets in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of ZIDOVIR TABLET

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Uses of ZIDOVIR TABLET

Zidovir 300mg tablet is used in the treatment of hiv infection.
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Side effects of ZIDOVIR TABLET

Common

Fatigue, Headache, Decreased appetite, Nausea, Vomiting, Muscle pain.

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How to use ZIDOVIR TABLET

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Zidovir 300mg tablet at a fixed time.

How ZIDOVIR TABLET works

Zidovir 300mg tablet prevents the multiplication of HIV virus in human cells. Thus stops the HIV virus from producing new viruses.

In Depth Information on ZIDOVIR TABLET

Expert advice for ZIDOVIR TABLET

  • Inform you doctor if you have or ever had any liver problems or liver disease including hepatitis B or C or kidney problems.
  • Inform your doctor if you are suffering from diabetes or are overweight and on insulin therapy.
  • As treatment with zidovudine does not reduce the risk of passing HIV on to others by sexual contact or blood transfer, discuss with your doctor about necessary precautions (practicing safer sex and making other life-style changes) to be taken to avoid spreading of HIV virus to others.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
Warnings
Special precautions for ZIDOVIR 300MG TABLET
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Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Zidovir 300mg tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
CAUTION
Zidovir 300mg tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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Driving
SAFE
There is no interaction between driving and consuming this drug. So dose alteration is not needed.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Caution should be advised in patients with severe renal impairment and end-stage renal disease.
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Liver
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
HERPERAX 200MG TABLET, VALGAIDS 450MG TABLET, AVERY 300MG TABLET, TRAMAZAC HP 50MG INJECTION

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Zidovudine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for ZIDOVIR 300MG TABLET

Frequently asked questions for Zidovudine

Q. Is zidovudine an antibiotic?
No, zidovudine is not an antibiotic; it belongs to a class of drugs called antiretrovirals
Q. Is zidovudine a prodrug?
Yes, zidovudine is a prodrug and must be activated (by phosphorylation in lymphocytes) in the body to exert its antiviral action
Q. Is zidovudine a protease inhibitor?
No, zidovudine is not a protease inhibitor; it is a nucleoside analogue reverse transcriptase inhibitor
Q. How does zidovudine work?
Zidovudine belongs to a group of medications called nucleoside analogue reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs), also known as antiretrovirals. Zidovudine does not cure HIV infection; it reduces the amount of viruses in the body by inhibiting the chemical (viral reverse transcriptase) which is essential for the virus to grow. Further, zidovudine also increases some white blood cells (CD4 cells) of the body that are important in fighting infections.
Q. What is zidovudine used for?
Zidovudine is used in combination with other antiretroviral medicines for the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection
Q. How is zidovudine administered?
Zidovudine can be administered as tablets, syrups and suspension in combination with other antiretroviral medications
Q. Does zidovudine cause muscle pain?
Yes, muscle pain is a known adverse effect of use zidovudine
Q. Does zidovudine cause lipodystrophy?
There are no known effects of zidovudine on lipid distribution and it is not known to cause lipodystrophy
Q. How does zidovudine cause anemia?
Zidovudine is known to cause bone marrow depression and thereby cause anemia (reduction in red blood cell count)
Q. How much does zidovudine cost?
The price of zidovudine may vary depending upon the brand prescribed to you.Please read the instruction on the package for the correct price of the product.
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