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Zidovudine (Systemic)

Brand Names : Retrovir, Apo-Zidovudine, Novo-AZT, AZT

Zidovudine | Before Using | Proper Use | Precautions | Side Effects | Additional Information

Side Effects of This Medicine

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

    More common

      Fever, chills, or sore throat; pale skin; unusual tiredness or weakness


      The above side effects may also occur up to weeks or months after you stop taking this medicine.


      Abdominal discomfort; confusion; convulsions (seizures); diarrhea; fast, shallow breathing; general feeling of discomfort; loss of appetite; mood or mental changes; muscle pain, tenderness, weakness, or cramping; nausea; shortness of breath; sleepiness

Other side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. However, check with your doctor if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome:

    More common

      Headache (severe); nausea; trouble in sleeping

    Less common

      Bluish-brown colored bands on nails; changes in skin color

Other side effects not listed above may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your doctor.

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