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Zidovudine (AZT)
Indications
HIV in adults and children with progressive or advance immunodeficiency. (T-helper cell counts of less than 500/mm3). Used in combination with other ARVs.
Dose/Application
Asymptomatic disease - initially 500mg to be increased as the disease progresses to 1.5g daily. Symptomatic disease 200mg every 4hrs. If tolerance is poor - 100mg every six hours. Children over 3months -180mg/m2 every 6hrs. I.V inf. - 2.5mg/kg every 4 hrs (for less than 2 weeks.
Mode of action
Precautions
Contraindications
Side Effects
Pregnancy risk
Special information
Brands containing this Ingredient
Name Form. Strength Pack Price Insert Manufacturer Distributor
Retrovir Capsules 100mg 100 KES2,625.00
Retrovir Syrup 200ml 1 KES3,424.10
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