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Dr. Julie Abbott
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Azidothymidine (Overview)

Azidothymidine is a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor which is a kind of drug used for HIV (anti-viral agent, antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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What is the time that resistance will happen to zidovudine?

What is the time that resistance will happen to zidovudine?

Depends: The amount of time for resistance to happen to azt (or zidovudine) depends on how adherent one is in taking their HIV medications. Standard HIV regimen usually includes at least a combination of 3 medications, often called haart (highly active anti-retroviral therapy). If someone is close to 100% adherent to their haart, resistance is very unlikely. However, lesser adherence leads to resistance. ...Read more

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Dr. Julie Abbott
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Azidothymidine (Overview)

Azidothymidine is a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor which is a kind of drug used for HIV (anti-viral agent, antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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Can you get high off zidovudine?

Can you get high off zidovudine?

No: No, it is very unlikely to get high off zidovudine at normal or high doses. It may cause more toxicities such as nausea, vomiting, headaches, severe anemia at high doses. ...Read more

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What is the use of zidovudine?

What is the use of zidovudine?

HIV infection: It's used to treat HIV infection, though it's an old drug that isn't widely used anymore in developed countries. ...Read more

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Can you get high off zidovudine?

No: No, it is very unlikely to get high off zidovudine at normal or high doses. It may cause more toxicities such as nausea, vomiting, headaches, severe anemia at high doses. ...Read more

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Are azt (zidovudine) type meds safe?

That depends: Azt (zidovudine) ishas a lot of side effects and toxicity, which is why it's less often used in the U.S. And other resource-rich countries these days. The more commonly used drugs in this class (the nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitors, or nrtis) are tenofovir, abacavir, lamivudine, and emtricitabine. These drugs are safer, more convenient, and more potent. ...Read more

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What does it mean when someone takes azt (zidovudine)?

What does it mean when someone takes azt (zidovudine)?

AZT (zidovudine) treats HIV: Azt or zidovudine is one of several HIV medications used to treat HIV infection. It belongs to a class of HIV medications called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (nrtis). ...Read more

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What is the time that resistance will happen to zidovudine?

Depends: The amount of time for resistance to happen to azt (or zidovudine) depends on how adherent one is in taking their HIV medications. Standard HIV regimen usually includes at least a combination of 3 medications, often called haart (highly active anti-retroviral therapy). If someone is close to 100% adherent to their haart, resistance is very unlikely. However, lesser adherence leads to resistance. ...Read more

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What is the time that resistance will happen to azt (zidovudine)?

What is the time that resistance will happen to azt (zidovudine)?

Depends: The amount of time for resistance to happen to azt (or zidovudine) depends on how adherent one is in taking their HIV medications. Standard HIV regimen usually includes at least a combination of 3 medications, often called haart (highly active anti-retroviral therapy). If someone is close to 100% adherent to their haart, resistance is very unlikely. However, lesser adherence leads to resistance. ...Read more

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What is the time that resistance will develop to azt (zidovudine)?

Depends: The amount of time for resistance to happen to azt (or zidovudine) depends on how adherent one is in taking their HIV medications. Standard HIV regimen usually includes at least a combination of 3 medications, often called haart (highly active anti-retroviral therapy). If someone is close to 100% adherent to their haart, resistance is very unlikely. However, lesser adherence leads to resistance. ...Read more

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Dr. George Sotos
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Zidovudine (Definition)

Zidovudine is a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor which is a kind of drug used for HIV (anti-viral ...Read more