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Retrovir Drug Description
RETROVIR
(zidovudine) Tablets, Capsules, and Syrup

WARNING: RISK OF HEMATOLOGICAL TOXICITY, MYOPATHY, LACTIC ACIDOSIS
RETROVIR® (zidovudine) Tablets, Capsules, and Syrup have been associated
with hematologic toxicity including neutropenia and severe anemia, particularly
in patients with advanced HIV-1 disease [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS].
Prolonged use of RETROVIR has been associated with symptomatic myopathy
[see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS].
Lactic acidosis and severe hepatomegaly with steatosis, including fatal
cases, have been reported with the use of nucleoside analogues alone or in combination,
including RETROVIR and other antiretrovirals. Suspend treatment if clinical
or laboratory findings suggestive of lactic acidosis or pronounced hepatotoxicity
occur [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS].

DRUG DESCRIPTION



What are the possible side effects of zidovudine (Retrovir)?

Stop using this medication and get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have any of these other serious side effects:

liver damage - nausea, stomach pain, low fever, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes);
lactic acidosis - muscle pain or weakness, numb or cold feeling in your...
Read All Potential Side Effects for Retrovir »




RETROVIR is the brand name for zidovudine (formerly called azidothymidine [AZT]),
a pyrimidine nucleoside analogue active against HIV-1. The chemical name of
zidovudine is 3' azido-3'-deoxythymidine; it has the following structural formula:








Zidovudine is a white to beige, odorless, crystalline solid with a molecular
weight of 267.24 and a solubility of 20.1 mg/mL in water at 25°C. The molecular
formula is C10H13N5O4.
RETROVIR Tablets are for oral administration. Each film-coated tablet contains 300 mg of zidovudine and the inactive ingredients hypromellose, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol, sodium starch glycolate, and titanium dioxide.
RETROVIR Capsules are for oral administration. Each capsule contains 100 mg
of zidovudine and the inactive ingredients corn starch, magnesium stearate,
microcrystalline cellulose, and sodium starch glycolate. The 100-mg empty hard
gelatin capsule, printed with edible black ink, consists of black iron oxide,
dimethylpolysiloxane, gelatin, pharmaceutical shellac, soya lecithin, and titanium
dioxide.
RETROVIR Syrup is for oral administration. Each teaspoonful (5 mL) of RETROVIR Syrup contains 50 mg of zidovudine and the inactive ingredients sodium benzoate 0.2% (added as a preservative), citric acid, flavors, glycerin, and liquid sucrose. Sodium hydroxide may be added to adjust pH.
Last reviewed on RxList: 6/11/2010




Retrovir Drug Description
RETROVIR
(zidovudine) Tablets, Capsules, and Syrup

WARNING: RISK OF HEMATOLOGICAL TOXICITY, MYOPATHY, LACTIC ACIDOSIS
RETROVIR® (zidovudine) Tablets, Capsules, and Syrup have been associated
with hematologic toxicity including neutropenia and severe anemia, particularly
in patients with advanced HIV-1 disease [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS].
Prolonged use of RETROVIR has been associated with symptomatic myopathy
[see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS].
Lactic acidosis and severe hepatomegaly with steatosis, including fatal
cases, have been reported with the use of nucleoside analogues alone or in combination,
including RETROVIR and other antiretrovirals. Suspend treatment if clinical
or laboratory findings suggestive of lactic acidosis or pronounced hepatotoxicity
occur [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS].

DRUG DESCRIPTION



What are the possible side effects of zidovudine (Retrovir)?

Stop using this medication and get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have any of these other serious side effects:

liver damage - nausea, stomach pain, low fever, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes);
lactic acidosis - muscle pain or weakness, numb or cold feeling in your...
Read All Potential Side Effects for Retrovir »




RETROVIR is the brand name for zidovudine (formerly called azidothymidine [AZT]),
a pyrimidine nucleoside analogue active against HIV-1. The chemical name of
zidovudine is 3' azido-3'-deoxythymidine; it has the following structural formula:








Zidovudine is a white to beige, odorless, crystalline solid with a molecular
weight of 267.24 and a solubility of 20.1 mg/mL in water at 25°C. The molecular
formula is C10H13N5O4.
RETROVIR Tablets are for oral administration. Each film-coated tablet contains 300 mg of zidovudine and the inactive ingredients hypromellose, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol, sodium starch glycolate, and titanium dioxide.
RETROVIR Capsules are for oral administration. Each capsule contains 100 mg
of zidovudine and the inactive ingredients corn starch, magnesium stearate,
microcrystalline cellulose, and sodium starch glycolate. The 100-mg empty hard
gelatin capsule, printed with edible black ink, consists of black iron oxide,
dimethylpolysiloxane, gelatin, pharmaceutical shellac, soya lecithin, and titanium
dioxide.
RETROVIR Syrup is for oral administration. Each teaspoonful (5 mL) of RETROVIR Syrup contains 50 mg of zidovudine and the inactive ingredients sodium benzoate 0.2% (added as a preservative), citric acid, flavors, glycerin, and liquid sucrose. Sodium hydroxide may be added to adjust pH.
Last reviewed on RxList: 6/11/2010




Retrovir Drug Description
RETROVIR
(zidovudine) Tablets, Capsules, and Syrup

WARNING: RISK OF HEMATOLOGICAL TOXICITY, MYOPATHY, LACTIC ACIDOSIS
RETROVIR® (zidovudine) Tablets, Capsules, and Syrup have been associated
with hematologic toxicity including neutropenia and severe anemia, particularly
in patients with advanced HIV-1 disease [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS].
Prolonged use of RETROVIR has been associated with symptomatic myopathy
[see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS].
Lactic acidosis and severe hepatomegaly with steatosis, including fatal
cases, have been reported with the use of nucleoside analogues alone or in combination,
including RETROVIR and other antiretrovirals. Suspend treatment if clinical
or laboratory findings suggestive of lactic acidosis or pronounced hepatotoxicity
occur [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS].

DRUG DESCRIPTION



What are the possible side effects of zidovudine (Retrovir)?

Stop using this medication and get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have any of these other serious side effects:

liver damage - nausea, stomach pain, low fever, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes);
lactic acidosis - muscle pain or weakness, numb or cold feeling in your...
Read All Potential Side Effects for Retrovir »




RETROVIR is the brand name for zidovudine (formerly called azidothymidine [AZT]),
a pyrimidine nucleoside analogue active against HIV-1. The chemical name of
zidovudine is 3' azido-3'-deoxythymidine; it has the following structural formula:








Zidovudine is a white to beige, odorless, crystalline solid with a molecular
weight of 267.24 and a solubility of 20.1 mg/mL in water at 25°C. The molecular
formula is C10H13N5O4.
RETROVIR Tablets are for oral administration. Each film-coated tablet contains 300 mg of zidovudine and the inactive ingredients hypromellose, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol, sodium starch glycolate, and titanium dioxide.
RETROVIR Capsules are for oral administration. Each capsule contains 100 mg
of zidovudine and the inactive ingredients corn starch, magnesium stearate,
microcrystalline cellulose, and sodium starch glycolate. The 100-mg empty hard
gelatin capsule, printed with edible black ink, consists of black iron oxide,
dimethylpolysiloxane, gelatin, pharmaceutical shellac, soya lecithin, and titanium
dioxide.
RETROVIR Syrup is for oral administration. Each teaspoonful (5 mL) of RETROVIR Syrup contains 50 mg of zidovudine and the inactive ingredients sodium benzoate 0.2% (added as a preservative), citric acid, flavors, glycerin, and liquid sucrose. Sodium hydroxide may be added to adjust pH.
Last reviewed on RxList: 6/11/2010




Retrovir Drug Description
RETROVIR
(zidovudine) Tablets, Capsules, and Syrup

WARNING: RISK OF HEMATOLOGICAL TOXICITY, MYOPATHY, LACTIC ACIDOSIS
RETROVIR® (zidovudine) Tablets, Capsules, and Syrup have been associated
with hematologic toxicity including neutropenia and severe anemia, particularly
in patients with advanced HIV-1 disease [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS].
Prolonged use of RETROVIR has been associated with symptomatic myopathy
[see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS].
Lactic acidosis and severe hepatomegaly with steatosis, including fatal
cases, have been reported with the use of nucleoside analogues alone or in combination,
including RETROVIR and other antiretrovirals. Suspend treatment if clinical
or laboratory findings suggestive of lactic acidosis or pronounced hepatotoxicity
occur [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS].

DRUG DESCRIPTION



What are the possible side effects of zidovudine (Retrovir)?

Stop using this medication and get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have any of these other serious side effects:

liver damage - nausea, stomach pain, low fever, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes);
lactic acidosis - muscle pain or weakness, numb or cold feeling in your...
Read All Potential Side Effects for Retrovir »




RETROVIR is the brand name for zidovudine (formerly called azidothymidine [AZT]),
a pyrimidine nucleoside analogue active against HIV-1. The chemical name of
zidovudine is 3' azido-3'-deoxythymidine; it has the following structural formula:








Zidovudine is a white to beige, odorless, crystalline solid with a molecular
weight of 267.24 and a solubility of 20.1 mg/mL in water at 25°C. The molecular
formula is C10H13N5O4.
RETROVIR Tablets are for oral administration. Each film-coated tablet contains 300 mg of zidovudine and the inactive ingredients hypromellose, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol, sodium starch glycolate, and titanium dioxide.
RETROVIR Capsules are for oral administration. Each capsule contains 100 mg
of zidovudine and the inactive ingredients corn starch, magnesium stearate,
microcrystalline cellulose, and sodium starch glycolate. The 100-mg empty hard
gelatin capsule, printed with edible black ink, consists of black iron oxide,
dimethylpolysiloxane, gelatin, pharmaceutical shellac, soya lecithin, and titanium
dioxide.
RETROVIR Syrup is for oral administration. Each teaspoonful (5 mL) of RETROVIR Syrup contains 50 mg of zidovudine and the inactive ingredients sodium benzoate 0.2% (added as a preservative), citric acid, flavors, glycerin, and liquid sucrose. Sodium hydroxide may be added to adjust pH.
Last reviewed on RxList: 6/11/2010




Retrovir Drug Description
RETROVIR
(zidovudine) Tablets, Capsules, and Syrup

WARNING: RISK OF HEMATOLOGICAL TOXICITY, MYOPATHY, LACTIC ACIDOSIS
RETROVIR® (zidovudine) Tablets, Capsules, and Syrup have been associated
with hematologic toxicity including neutropenia and severe anemia, particularly
in patients with advanced HIV-1 disease [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS].
Prolonged use of RETROVIR has been associated with symptomatic myopathy
[see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS].
Lactic acidosis and severe hepatomegaly with steatosis, including fatal
cases, have been reported with the use of nucleoside analogues alone or in combination,
including RETROVIR and other antiretrovirals. Suspend treatment if clinical
or laboratory findings suggestive of lactic acidosis or pronounced hepatotoxicity
occur [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS].

DRUG DESCRIPTION



What are the possible side effects of zidovudine (Retrovir)?

Stop using this medication and get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have any of these other serious side effects:

liver damage - nausea, stomach pain, low fever, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes);
lactic acidosis - muscle pain or weakness, numb or cold feeling in your...
Read All Potential Side Effects for Retrovir »




RETROVIR is the brand name for zidovudine (formerly called azidothymidine [AZT]),
a pyrimidine nucleoside analogue active against HIV-1. The chemical name of
zidovudine is 3' azido-3'-deoxythymidine; it has the following structural formula:








Zidovudine is a white to beige, odorless, crystalline solid with a molecular
weight of 267.24 and a solubility of 20.1 mg/mL in water at 25°C. The molecular
formula is C10H13N5O4.
RETROVIR Tablets are for oral administration. Each film-coated tablet contains 300 mg of zidovudine and the inactive ingredients hypromellose, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol, sodium starch glycolate, and titanium dioxide.
RETROVIR Capsules are for oral administration. Each capsule contains 100 mg
of zidovudine and the inactive ingredients corn starch, magnesium stearate,
microcrystalline cellulose, and sodium starch glycolate. The 100-mg empty hard
gelatin capsule, printed with edible black ink, consists of black iron oxide,
dimethylpolysiloxane, gelatin, pharmaceutical shellac, soya lecithin, and titanium
dioxide.
RETROVIR Syrup is for oral administration. Each teaspoonful (5 mL) of RETROVIR Syrup contains 50 mg of zidovudine and the inactive ingredients sodium benzoate 0.2% (added as a preservative), citric acid, flavors, glycerin, and liquid sucrose. Sodium hydroxide may be added to adjust pH.
Last reviewed on RxList: 6/11/2010





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