What are the zidovudine (Retrovir) dosing guidelines for antiretroviral therapy of HIV infection?

Updated: Apr 18, 2019
  • Author: R Chris Rathbun, PharmD, BCPS (AQ-ID), AAHIVP; Chief Editor: John Bartlett, MD  more...
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Zidovudine (Retrovir) (dosage adjustment with renal impairment required):

  • Dosage forms: 300-mg tablet; 100-mg capsule; 10-mg/mL oral solution; 10-mg/mL intravenous solution
  • Adult dose: 300 mg PO bid or 200 mg PO tid
  • Comments: Take without regard to meals
  • Adverse events: Nausea, vomiting, headache, asthenia, anemia, neutropenia

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