Trade name: Retrovir
Strength: 100 mg
Active ingredient: Zidovudine
Category: Antiretroviral drug (Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors)
Pregnancy category: Zidovudine belongs to FDA pregnancy category C.
Uses: Retrovir 100 mg tablet is used to control HIV infection along with other HIV medication. This drug is also used in pregnant women to prevent passing HIV virus to the unborn baby. It is also used in children of 4 week age or older who are born to mothers infected with HIV to prevent infection.
How to use: Take Retrovir 100 mg tablet by mouth 2 to 3 times a day with or with out food as directed by your doctor. Do not miss the dose as drug should be maintained at constant level for better treatment.
Side Effects: Headache, nausea, vomiting, weakness, trouble sleeping, or loss of appetite.
Dosage: Usual adult dose for HIV infection: 300 mg two times daily or 200 mg three times daily.
Written by: : healthplus24.com team
Date last updated: January 23rd, 2016
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