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Retrovir - Generic

Manufacturer: Cipla

Generic Name: Zidovudine


Strength Per Unit Price Price
100mg (50 tablets) $0.90 $45.1
100mg (100 tablets) $0.70 $90 $70

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Strength Per Unit Price Price
300mg (120 tablets) $0.92 $110

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CHEMICAL NAME- Zidovudine (zye DOE vue deen)


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Retrovir (Zidovudine) is a type of medication called as the Nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors - NRTI which used to treat HIV, hepatitis and similar virus from causing effect on the foetus health. 

It is important to understand that the medication does not cure the infection. It only controls its spread to the unborn child. HIV virus uses reverse transcriptase to infect cells while the Retrovir (Zidovudine) helps to prevent its spread. So, tell your doctor if you are pregnant or if you are breastfeeding a child so that the doctor can plan your dosage accordingly. 

Common side effects of using Retrovir (Zidovudineincludes - Headache, dizziness, sleep issues, vomiting, diarrhea, etc. 


However, much serious side effects may include - 

  • Severe weight loss
  • Joint pain
  • Changes in vision
  • Guillian - Barre Syndrome
  • Depression or mood swings
  • Seizures


Do not use the Retrovir (Zidovudine) if you are allergic to it or if you have certain health issues like diabetes, liver or kidney issues or problems with blood clotting. 


Before you start using the medication, talk to your doctor about your medical condition and especially about the Over the counter drugs. Also, inform your doctor if you are using NSAIDs, methadone, rifampin, phenytoin or valproic acid. 

It is important to not to flush the same in toilet. Proper discussion must be taken up before continuing with the medication or development of major symptoms. 

Questions and Answers | FAQ (Zidovudine)


1) Can I drink alcohol with this medication?


Answer - Avoid taking alcohol with the medicine as it will impact your liver health and increase risk for jaundice. It may also make you feel dizzy. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: The knowledge provided is meant to raise an understanding of knowledge regarding wellbeing and does not recommend medication or evaluation. Such material is not a substitution for clinical medical treatment and can not be taken as suggesting or advising that it is healthy, acceptable or efficient for you to take the medication. Consult a health care provider and specialist for psychological therapy and diagnosis.

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