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Retrovir IV Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is zidovudine injection (Retrovir IV)?
- What are the possible side effects of zidovudine injection (Retrovir IV)?
- What is the most important information I should know about zidovudine injection (Retrovir IV)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using zidovudine injection (Retrovir IV)?
- How should I use zidovudine injection (Retrovir IV)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Retrovir IV)?
- What happens if I overdose (Retrovir IV)?
- What should I avoid while using zidovudine injection (Retrovir IV)?
- What other drugs will affect zidovudine injection (Retrovir IV)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Retrovir IV)?
Use the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Retrovir IV)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, drowsiness, headache, or weakness.
What should I avoid while using zidovudine injection (Retrovir IV)?
Avoid drinking alcohol. It may increase your risk of liver damage.
Using this medication will not prevent you from passing HIV to other people. Do not have unprotected sex or share razors or toothbrushes. Talk with your doctor about safe ways to prevent HIV transmission during sex. Sharing drug or medicine needles is never safe, even for a healthy person.
What other drugs will affect zidovudine injection (Retrovir IV)?
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- doxorubicin (Adriamycin);
- ganciclovir (Cytovene);
- interferon alfa (Alferon, Intron, Rebetron);
- phenytoin (Dilantin);
- ribavirin (Rebetol, Ribasphere, Copegus Virazole); or
- drugs that weaken your immune system, such as cancer medicine, steroids, and medicines to prevent rejection of an organ transplant.
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with zidovudine. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist has information about zidovudine written for health professionals that you may read.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Retrovir IV Information
- Retrovir IV Drug Interactions Center: zidovudine iv
- Retrovir IV Side Effects Center
- Retrovir IV Overview including Precautions
- Retrovir IV FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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