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Zidovir 100Mg Capsule

Manufacturer: Cipla Ltd
Medicine composition: Zidovudine
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Zidovir 100Mg Capsule is used along with other medication to treat HIV infections. It is also used by women to prevent passing on the HIV virus to their fetus during pregnancy. Having anti viral properties, it prevents the reproduction of the HIV virus. Similarly, it is also used in newborns to prevent them from catching the virus from their HIV positive mothers.

If you have liver, bone marrow and kidney problems, let your doctor know. If you are already pregnant or are planning to become pregnant, let your doctor know as well. Medicines like doxorubicin, stavudine and ribavirin reduce Zidovir 100Mg Capsule’s effectiveness. Medicines that may contain Zidovir 100Mg Capsule like ganciclovi and interferon alfa, may increase the chances of its side effects.

Zidovir 100Mg Capsule is not a treatment for HIV, but only helps in reducing its spread. Take it 2-3 times daily, with or without food, as directed by your doctor. The dosage completely depends on your condition and its extent. In addition to Zidovir 100Mg Capsule, continue to use all effective methods of birth control.

Some of its side effects include headache, constipation, nausea, loss of appetite and vomiting.

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Gynaecologist before using this medicine.
  • Hiv Infection

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Viro z 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.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Viro z 300mg tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    There is no interaction between driving and consuming this drug. So dose alteration is not needed.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    Caution should be advised in patients with severe renal impairment and end-stage renal disease.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Zidovir 100Mg Capsule , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    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.

Zidovir 100Mg Capsule is an antiretroviral medication used for the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS. The drug inhibits the reverse transcriptase, which is the enzyme used to transform RNA into DNA.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Medicine

    Valgaids 450Mg Tablet

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