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Zidovudine Information

Zidovudine Benefits & Uses

Zidovudine is used to treat the following -

Zidovudine Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Zidovudine


Zidovudine Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Zidovudine is used -

  1. Fatigue Mild
  2. Headache Mild
  3. Nausea or vomiting
  4. Anemia Moderate
  5. Erythema
  6. Confusion
  7. Depression Moderate
  8. Jaundice Moderate
  9. Chest Pain Moderate
  10. Wheezing Moderate

Zidovudine Related Warnings

Is the use of Zidovudine safe for pregnant women?

Zidovudine may have some side effects during pregnancy. If there is any side effect of Zidovudine during pregnancy, discontinue it immediately. Take medical advice before using it again.


Is the use of Zidovudine safe during breastfeeding?

Breastfeeding women can feel side effects of Zidovudine. Stop taking Zidovudine immediately if you see any side effects. Talk to your doctor after that and take it again only based on your doctor's advice.


What is the effect of Zidovudine on the Kidneys?

Side effects of Zidovudine rarely affect the kidney.


What is the effect of Zidovudine on the Liver?

Zidovudine may have mild side effects on the liver. Most people will never see any effect on the liver.


What is the effect of Zidovudine on the Heart?

Zidovudine has very mild side effects on the heart.


Severe Interaction of Zidovudine with Other Drugs

Zidovudine should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Zidovudine Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Zidovudine unless your doctor advises you to do so -

  1. Kidney Disease
  2. Liver Disease
  3. Graves' Disease
  4. Guillain-Barre Syndrome
  5. Anemia

Frequently asked Questions about Zidovudine

Is this Zidovudine habit forming or addictive?

No, there is no any evidence that Zidovudine is addictive.

Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

You may feel sleepy or tired after taking Zidovudine. So it is best to avoid driving.

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Is it safe?

Yes, but it is important to consult a doctor before taking Zidovudine.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

There is no benefit of taking Zidovudine for mental disorders.

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Zidovudine Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Zidovudine

Taking Zidovudine with food does not harm your health.


Interaction between Alcohol and Zidovudine

Consumption of alcohol and Zidovudine together may have severe effects on your health.

This medicine data has been created by -
Md Saadullah
M.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience
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Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
2 Years of Experience
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