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RETROVIR IV
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Drug Name:

RETROVIR IV Rx

Generic Name and Formulations:
Zidovudine 10mg/mL; for IV infusion after dilution; preservative-free.

Company:
ViiV Healthcare

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for RETROVIR IV:

HIV infection. Prevention of maternal-fetal HIV transmission.

Adult:

Give by IV infusion over 1 hour; use only until oral therapy can be given. 1mg/kg 5–6 times daily. End-stage renal disease on dialysis: 1mg/kg every 6–8 hours. Vertical transmission, severe anemia and/or neutropenia: see full labeling.

Children:

Vertical transmission: see full labeling.

Warnings/Precautions:

Suspend if lactic acidosis or hepatotoxicity (eg, hepatomegaly, steatosis) occurs. Monitor for hematologic toxicity; reduce dose or suspend if significant anemia and/or granulocytopenia occurs; transfuse if necessary. Renal or hepatic dysfunction: consider reducing dose. Bone marrow suppression. Risk of liver disease. Women, obesity, prolonged nucleoside exposure, or advanced HIV disease: increased risk of toxicity. Elderly. Pregnancy (Cat.C). Nursing mothers: not recommended.

Interactions:

Avoid stavudine, doxorubicin, ribavirin, other nucleoside analogues, other forms of zidovudine. Caution with other cytotoxic or myelosuppressive drugs (eg, ganciclovir, interferon-alpha, ribavirin). Fluconazole, atovaquone, lamivudine, probenecid, valproic acid, methadone increase zidovudine levels. Monitor phenytoin. May be antagonized by rifampin, ritonavir, nelfinavir. Monitor for treatment-associated toxicities with interferon-alpha with or without ribavirin.

See Also:

Zidovudine Tablets

RETROVIR CAPSULES

RETROVIR SYRUP

Pharmacological Class:

Nucleoside analogue (reverse transcriptase inhibitor).

Adverse Reactions:

Anemia, neutropenia, headache, malaise, GI disturbances, insomnia, pain, myopathy, neuropathy, myositis, thrombocytopenia, lactic acidosis, steatosis, hepatomegaly, fat redistribution, immune reconstitution syndrome, pancreatitis, others. Children: also fever, cough.

Note:

Register pregnant patients exposed to zidovudine by calling (800) 258-4263.

Generic Availability:

YES

How Supplied:

Tabs—contact supplier; Caps—100; Syrup—240mL; IV (20mL/vial)—10

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