Retrovir is a prescription medication that is used to control HIV infections. Retrovir contains the drug zidovudine and is often used alongside other HIV medications. Retrovir works by lowering the quantity of HIV in the body which allows the immune system to work better. This medication is not a cure for HIV infection and you should continue to take all of your HIV medications and precautions.
Make sure to always read the patient information and instructions before using this medication. Always follow your doctor’s directions.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist:
You should also know:
Common side effects of Retrovir include but are not limited to:
Get medical help if you have any of the following side effects of zidovudine.
What should I do if I miss a dose of Retrovir?
If you miss a dose of Retrovir, you should take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip your missed dose.
What is the strength of Retrovir?
Retrovir and the generic alternative zidovudine are available in strengths of 100mg and 300mg. Only the brand name Retrovir is available in 250mg strength.