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Retrovir: Oral tablet (300mg)

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Retrovir 300mg Tab
ViiV Healthcare a GSK and Pfizer Company
Pill Identification: 300  |  GX CW3
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Retrovir 300mg Tab
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Pill Identification: 300  |  GX CW3
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Retrovir 300mg Tab
ViiV Healthcare a GSK and Pfizer Company
Pill Identification: 300  |  GX CW3

What is this Medicine?

ZIDOVUDINE, ZDV (zye DOE vue deen) is an antiretroviral medicine. It is used with other medicines to treat HIV. This medicine is not a cure for HIV. It will not stop the spread of HIV to others.

Similar Generic Drugs : Zidovudine: Oral tablet (300mg)
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Retrovir 300mg Tablet

NDC: 497020214
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Prophylaxis

Sometimes used for but not FDA approved for the following conditions:
Perinatal Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Prophylaxis, T-cell Leukemia/lymphoma

Storage Information
Store between 59 to 77 degrees F
Retrovir 300mg Tablet
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ViiV Healthcare a GSK and Pfizer Company
Pill Identification: 300  |  GX CW3
Shape: round
Color: white

Reported Side Effects for Retrovir 300mg Tablet

Confusion Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Chest Pain Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Back Pain Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Anaphylactoid Reactions Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: RAPID
Type Of Anemia Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Inflamed Blood Vessels Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Fainting Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Convulsions Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Breakdown Of Muscle Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Inflamed Pancreas Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Muscle Disease Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Low White Blood Cell Counts Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Electrolyte Imbalance Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Yellow Skin Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Flu Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Liver Infection Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Blood In The Urine Incidence:
<6.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Difficulty Swallowing Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Weight Loss Incidence:
<6.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Lyell'S Syndrome Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Fatty Change Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Rhinitis Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Paresthesias Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Pancytopenia Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Mouth Sores Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Nail Discoloration Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Macular Edema Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Enlarged Lymph Nodes Incidence:
<9.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Irritability Incidence:
<6.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Increased Urination Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Enlarged Liver Incidence:
<11.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Deafness Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Metallic Taste Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Lightheadedness Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Gas Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Heart Failure Incidence:
<6.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Hemolytic Anemia Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
High Bilirubin Level Incidence:
<0.8%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Swelling Incidence:
<6.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Excessive Sweating Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Shortness Of Breath Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Drowsiness Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Mania Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Depression Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Heart Muscle Disease Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Low White Blood Cells Incidence:
<21.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Aplastic Anemia Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Light Sensitivity Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Itching Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Nervousness Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Sinus Infection Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Stevens-Johnson Syndrome Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Angioedema Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: RAPID
Shaking Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Hives Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Lazy Eye Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Balance Problems Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Anemia Incidence:
1.0-22.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Elevated Hepatic Enzymes Incidence:
1.0-3.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Low Platelet Count Incidence:
1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
High Amylase Levels Incidence:
3.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Stomach Pain Incidence:
>5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Chills Incidence:
>5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Tired Incidence:
>5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Removal Of Spleen Incidence:
5.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Inability To Sleep Incidence:
>5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Upset Stomach Incidence:
>5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Nerve Pain Incidence:
>5.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Joint Pain Incidence:
>5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Muscle Pain Incidence:
>5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Muscle And/Or Bone Pain Incidence:
>5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Mouth Ulcers Incidence:
6.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Constipation Incidence:
6.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Wheezing Incidence:
7.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: RAPID
Ear Pain Incidence:
7.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Skin Redness Incidence:
7.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Stuffy Nose Incidence:
8.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Loose Stools Incidence:
8.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Vomiting Incidence:
8.0-17.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Runny Nose Incidence:
8.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Upset Stomach Incidence:
8.0-51.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Weakness Incidence:
9.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Large Red Blood Cells Incidence:
>10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Skin Rash Incidence:
12.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Cough Incidence:
15.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Decreased Appetite Incidence:
20.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Fever Incidence:
25.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Feeling Sick Incidence:
53.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Headache Incidence:
63.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Daily Life Interactions for Retrovir 300mg Tablet

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Marijuana and Retrovir 300mg Tablet(Zidovudine)
Marijuana and Nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors(Zidovudine)
Although an interaction is possible, these drugs may be used together. In therory, side effects from Marijuana, Medical may get worse if you take Anti-retroviral nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs). However, the importance of this interaction is not known. Notify your health care provider if you notice increased fatigue, nausea, vomiting, or any other unusual effects.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

SECOND Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

THIRD Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

Lactation

Avoid - This drug is known to cause harm to infants when taken by nursing mothers.


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