Zidovudine Oral Solution

Zidovudine Oral Solution is prescribed along with other agents to help treat HIV infection. It is also prescribed for the prevention of maternal-fetal HIV transmission.

Generic Retrovir




Cipla, GSK

Oral Solution, Syrup

50 mg/5 mL




Zidovudine Oral Solution is an anti-retroviral which is prescribed and used in treatments for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections.

How it Works

Zidovudine Oral Solution treats HIV infections by inhibiting viral reverse transcriptase and DNA polymerases. The HIV virus needs An enzyme called RT (reverse transcriptase) to replicate its DNA in order to spread and infect more cells. Zidovudine Oral Solution works by blocking the reverse transcriptase, this then helps to terminate the DNA chain and prevent the virus from multiplying. Zidovudine Oral Solution slows down the HIV Infection progress in the body but it is not a cure.

Common Side effects

Patients who take Zidovudine Oral Solution may suffer from such side effects;

Decreased appetite,
Sleep disruption,
Body fat abnormalities,
Digestive upset or discomfort

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