Retrovir (Zidovudine)

Retrovir, a brand-name version of Zidovudine, is available by prescription in tablet and capsule form in different strengths. Retrovir is an antiretroviral medication used to prevent and treat HIV/AIDS. It is generally recommended for use with other antiretrovirals. You can save on brand name and generic Retrovir by filling prescriptions online at our Online Pharmacy.

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Why Retrovir is prescribed?

This medication is prescribed to patients suffering from HIV. It works on the Human Immunodeficiency Virus in the body and helps to control the infection, thereby diminishing HIV complications and improving quality of life. It is also known to better the immune system. It is safe for pregnant women too and prevents transferring the HIV virus to the unborn baby.

This medication is not a cure for HIV, but is beneficial in reducing the risk of spreading this life-threatening infection to others and improving standard of health.

How to use Retrovir?

Doctor assistance is always suggested prior taking this medication. Usually, Retrovir is taken 2-3 times a day by mouth with or without food. If you are taking liquid form, wisely measure the dose using special measuring spoon or device to ensure correct dosage.

Doctor recommends Retrovir dosage in compliance with patient’s medical condition and response to treatment. This medication works more effectively when consumed at evenly spaced intervals. Therefore, taking it at the same time each day is best for HIV patients.

What if I miss the dose of medicine?

Take the missed dose immediately as you recollect. But if there is fewer gap between missed and next dose, then skip the missed dose and resume your daily dosing regimen. Do not take extra dose to compensate for a missed dose.

What are the side effects Retrovir?

Some of the possible side effects include:

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Loss of appetite
  • Severe tiredness
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Vision changes
  • Mood changes
  • Bleeding

What are the safety/warnings/precautions for Retrovir?

Keep your healthcare professional informed about your medical history, especially of; kidney problems, diabetes, cirrhosis, hepatitis B or C and low red/white blood cells. Also, if you are planning pregnancy or pregnant, tell your doctor as this medication can lower the risk of passing HIV infection to the unborn baby.

What are the possible drug interactions?

Drug interaction may prove to be fatal and increases the risk of side effects. Therefore, it is always suggested to inform your doctor all about your prescription, non-prescription and herbal products so that he or she can help you managing interactions by altering how to use your medications.

Some products that may interact with Retrovir include: ribavirin, orlistat, drugs for suppressing bone marrow function, ibuprofen, methadone and certain drugs that are used to treat seizures, among others.

Is there a Generic Retrovir available?

Yes, the generic equivalent to Retrovir: Zidovudine is available.

Can I buy Retrovir without prescription?

No, a valid prescription is required for this medication.

Safety and storage?

  • Always keep the medicine in the box it came in.
  • Keep it tightly closed and out of reach of children and pets
  • Store the medicine atroom temperature away from excess heat and moisture
  • It is suggested to store Retrovir at 68°F to 77°F (20°C to 25°C) in a dry place. Also, keep it out of the reach of children and pets.

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HOW TO USE THIS INFORMATION: This is a summary and does NOT have all possible information about this product. This information does not assure that this product is safe, effective, or appropriate for you. This information is not individual medical advice and does not substitute for the advice of your health care professional. Always ask your health care professional for complete information about this product and your specific health needs.

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