Generic Retrovir, Zidovudine

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



Zidovir 100 mg, Zidovir 300 mg


Cipla, GSK


100 mg, 300 mg


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Zidovudine is an anti-retroviral which is prescribed and used in treatments for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections.
How it Works
Zidovudine 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 works by blocking the reverse transcriptase, this then helps to terminate the DNA chain and prevent the virus from multiplying. Zidovudine slows down the HIV Infection progress in the body but it is not a cure.
Common Side effects
Patients who take Zidovudine may suffer from such side effects; Diarrhea, Decreased appetite, Headaches, Sleep disruption, Body fat abnormalities, Digestive upset or discomfort

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