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Zidovudine

Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Zidovudine 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 Zidovudine’s effectiveness. Medicines that may contain Zidovudine like ganciclovi and interferon alfa, may increase the chances of its side effects.

Zidovudine 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 Zidovudine, 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 and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Obstetrician before using this medicine.

hiv infection

In addition to its intended effect, Zidovudine may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.

Headache

Decreased appetite

Muscle pain.

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.

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.
Below is the list of medicines, which contains Zidovudine as ingredient
Veritaz Healthcare Ltd
Veritaz Healthcare Ltd
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
Cipla Ltd
Cipla Ltd
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
Macleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Glaxo SmithKline Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Hetero Drugs Ltd
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Macleods Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Alkem Laboratories Ltd
Alkem Laboratories Ltd
Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Zidovudine 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

What are you using Zidovudine for?
hiv infection
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Lybrate does not take responsibility for any aspect of medicines or treatments. If you have any doubts about your medication, we strongly recommend you to see a doctor immediately.

Popular Questions & Answers

What is the sanctums of aquaird immunodeficiency syndrome in a new born baby whose parents are affected with AIDS.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
The new born child is given syp zidovudine and regularly checked for the virus at monthly intervals.

When I rub my front teeth with nails something white comes in it what is it does it is good for teeth I used to rub daily with my fingernails.

MDS Prosthodontics, MDS Endodontist
Dentist, Ahmedabad
When I rub my front teeth with nails something white comes in it what is it does it is good for teeth I used to rub d...
It happens due to improper brushing. Visit your dentist and ask him/her to educate you how to brush and also get your teeth cleaned. Please don't use nails or any hard, sharp object on your gums, it damages your oral health.

I am having bleeding in my teeth how to control and it smells bad what should I do.

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
I am having bleeding in my teeth how to control and it smells bad what should I do.
Six Bad Breath Home Remedies The practice of a few, simple, self-care techniques can help to minimize halitosis. There are several things you can do at home. Advanced oral care products: Use oral care products such as mouthwashes and toothpastes that have been shown to be effective in fighting bad breath. Proper oral care: Brush and floss your teeth at least twice a day. Be sure to get a toothbrush with soft bristles (as to not damage tooth enamel or gums) and also use fluoride toothpaste. Brushing and flossing helps to remove any food and plaque which can be used as a fuel source by the anaerobic, sulfur-producing bacteria that are at the root of this problem. Stimulate your salivary flow: Prevent dry mouth with chewing gum, lozenges, or mints that are sugar free. Look for Xylitol, a non-sucrose sweetener, which in recent years has been shown to have anti-cavity properties. Eat fibrous fruits and vegetables: One of the best ways to remove bacteria in the mouth is to eat an apple a day. It helps moisten the mouth, too. Take a dietary supplement: Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, and Vitamin B are effective at helping your body eliminate excess mucus and toxins naturally. Brush your teeth occasionally with baking soda: The bacteria that cause bad breath thrive in an acidic oral environment. Brushing your teeth with baking soda helps neutralize excess acids found in the oral cavity. 12 Easy Ways to Prevent Bad Breath Please remember, preventing halitosis is always easier than treating it. By developing the right habits, you can effectively help prevent it. Eat foods rich in fiber: High fiber foods help prevent halitosis. Avoid eating heavily processed foods that contain refined carbohydrates such as cookies, cakes, sweets and ice cream. Use mouthwash: Some mouthwashes or oral rinses are effective at preventing bad breath. However, you should never use alcohol based mouthwashes because the alcohol makes the mouth very dry, which will actually make the problem worse. Drink green and black teas: They contain polyphenols that help eliminate sulfur compounds and reduce oral bacteria. Avoid drying medication: Try not to take antidepressants, diuretics, pain relievers, and antihistamines unless it is absolutely medically necessary. These drugs inhibit saliva flow and can cause chronic dry mouth. Avoid products with sodium lauryl sulfate or alcohol: Do not use any oral hygiene products that contain sodium lauryl sulfate or alcohol because the alcohol makes the mouth very dry, one of the most common causes of bad breath. Clean your mouth after eating meat, fish or dairy products: Practicing consistent and thorough oral hygiene is an effective prevention tool. Stop smoking: Studies have shown that smokers are at higher risk of developing periodontal disease and dry mouth. Furthermore, people who smoke may also engage in other habits that promote this condition such as dieting, drinking alcohol, and suffering from chronic anxiety conditions that require exacerbating prescription medications. Breathe through your nose instead of your mouth: Try to address any snoring or sleep apnea issues that could be affecting your breath and causing dry mouth. Drink water: Keep your mouth moist by drinking plenty of water. Clean your dentures at least once a day: Practice the same, proper oral care that you would with your original teeth. Eliminate dairy products from your diet: Lactose intolerance can be an underlying cause of halitosis. Use an oral probiotic like S. Salivarius K12 and M18: Use probiotics to balance the oral cavity and prevent an overgrowth of the odor-causing bacteria involved in halitosis. For bleeding gums you can use A GUM PAINT OR ELSE get cleaning and polishing done by dentist as their might be tartar /deposit on teeth.

I think I had bleeding gums. And my mouth is smelling badly. I had yellow in colour in my teeth. I need a help from you can you please suggest me a best mouth wash. And tell me what I do. Can I clear my yellow teeth into white by teeth clinic if.

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
I think I had bleeding gums. And my mouth is smelling badly. I had yellow in colour in my teeth. I need a help from y...
Yes you can .kindly get teeth cleaning and polishing done by dentist .Six Bad Breath Home Remedies The practice of a few, simple, self-care techniques can help to minimize halitosis. There are several things you can do at home. Advanced oral care products: Use oral care products such as mouthwashes and toothpastes that have been shown to be effective in fighting bad breath. Proper oral care: Brush and floss your teeth at least twice a day. Be sure to get a toothbrush with soft bristles (as to not damage tooth enamel or gums) and also use fluoride toothpaste. Brushing and flossing helps to remove any food and plaque which can be used as a fuel source by the anaerobic, sulfur-producing bacteria that are at the root of this problem. Stimulate your salivary flow: Prevent dry mouth with chewing gum, lozenges, or mints that are sugar free. Look for Xylitol, a non-sucrose sweetener, which in recent years has been shown to have anti-cavity properties. Eat fibrous fruits and vegetables: One of the best ways to remove bacteria in the mouth is to eat an apple a day. It helps moisten the mouth, too. Take a dietary supplement: Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, and Vitamin B are effective at helping your body eliminate excess mucus and toxins naturally. Brush your teeth occasionally with baking soda: The bacteria that cause bad breath thrive in an acidic oral environment. Brushing your teeth with baking soda helps neutralize excess acids found in the oral cavity. 12 Easy Ways to Prevent Bad Breath Please remember, preventing halitosis is always easier than treating it. By developing the right habits, you can effectively help prevent it. Eat foods rich in fiber: High fiber foods help prevent halitosis. Avoid eating heavily processed foods that contain refined carbohydrates such as cookies, cakes, sweets and ice cream. Use mouthwash: Some mouthwashes or oral rinses are effective at preventing bad breath. However, you should never use alcohol based mouthwashes because the alcohol makes the mouth very dry, which will actually make the problem worse. Drink green and black teas: They contain polyphenols that help eliminate sulfur compounds and reduce oral bacteria. Avoid drying medication: Try not to take antidepressants, diuretics, pain relievers, and antihistamines unless it is absolutely medically necessary. These drugs inhibit saliva flow and can cause chronic dry mouth. Avoid products with sodium lauryl sulfate or alcohol: Do not use any oral hygiene products that contain sodium lauryl sulfate or alcohol because the alcohol makes the mouth very dry, one of the most common causes of bad breath. Clean your mouth after eating meat, fish or dairy products: Practicing consistent and thorough oral hygiene is an effective prevention tool. Stop smoking: Studies have shown that smokers are at higher risk of developing periodontal disease and dry mouth. Furthermore, people who smoke may also engage in other habits that promote this condition such as dieting, drinking alcohol, and suffering from chronic anxiety conditions that require exacerbating prescription medications. Breathe through your nose instead of your mouth: Try to address any snoring or sleep apnea issues that could be affecting your breath and causing dry mouth. Drink water: Keep your mouth moist by drinking plenty of water. Clean your dentures at least once a day: Practice the same, proper oral care that you would with your original teeth. Eliminate dairy products from your diet: Lactose intolerance can be an underlying cause of halitosis. Use an oral probiotic like S. Salivarius K12 and M18: Use probiotics to balance the oral cavity and prevent an overgrowth of the odor-causing bacteria involved in halitosis.

After brush my teeth it saw slightly yellowish. I use anchor toothpaste.in between two teeth a yellow colour dust is present. What can I do?

BDS
Dentist, Jaipur
After brush my teeth it saw slightly yellowish. I use anchor toothpaste.in between two teeth a yellow colour dust is ...
Lybrate-user, natural tooth colour varies from white to little yellowish so don’t worry about colour. And according to your description You have calculus deposited between your teeth so please go to dentist and get your teeth cleaned.

Popular Health Tips

Healthy And Fair Skin - Tips For It!

MD - MD- Skin & VD, MBBS
Dermatologist, Ghaziabad
Healthy And Fair Skin - Tips For It!

The skin is exposed to many things, which causes it to lose its luster and appear dull. Apart from the external factors certain internal factors also cause skin darkening. Internal factors, such as what you eat and how much you exercise also affect its condition and thus in turn, affects how you look. Your skin may develop dark spots, blemishes and tan. Let’s look at some of the ways this can be tackled resulting in fairer skin.

Changing lifestyle habits and your daily routine:

  1. Protection from the sun: Many of the blemishes and spots on your skin are due to the exposure you have had to the sun. Thus ensure that you have sufficient UV protection with the best possible SPF levels that suit your skin. Generally, in Indian climate, an SPF count of 30 is recommended. However, the correct SPF count would depend on one’s skin texture. Wear hats as well as sunglasses while outside to prevent tanning as well as dark circles. Apart from SPF, PA /star rating are also important espacially if you don't want tanning. Sun screen should have at least PA +++ or Boot Star rating of *****
  2. Exfoliate regularly: This is an important step as most of the dead skin cells on your body are darker in skin tone than the newer cells beneath them. If you exfoliate regularly, then this layer of dead skin cells will be removed making you fairer. However, don’t exfoliate more than two times a week as it would lead to excessively dry skin.

Homemade lightening treatments for your skin: 

  1. Turmeric paste: You can make turmeric paste with either olive oil or milk and then make it into a mask. Apply it and kece body and hands and keep it there for 20 minutes or so. Apply moisturizer and don’t go out in the sun immediately. Do this for a few days a week and you should see results quickly.ep it for 20 minutes and then wash it off with warm water. Doing this for a few days should result in noticeable results.
  2. Lemon juice rinse: Mix equal amounts of lemon juice from half a lemon with water in a glass. Then dab this mixture on your fa
  3. Potato rub: Cut a potato into thick slices and ensure that you rub it over the face or on areas where you want to lighten the skin.
  4. Other treatments: Other home remedies also include, green coconut water rinses, honey lemon masks and papaya masks among others. If you wish to discuss about any specific skin problem, you can consult a dermatologist
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What are the side effects of Zidovudine ?
Key highlights of Zidovudine
What are the dosage instructions?
Medicines containing Zidovudine
How does medicine works?
What are the interactions for Zidovudine ?