Zidovir Tablet Description:
Zidovir Tablet prevents the multiplication of HIV virus in human cells. Thus stops the HIV virus from producing new viruses.
Zidovir Tablet is used in the treatment of HIV infection.
Fatigue, Headache, Decreased appetite, Nausea, Vomiting, Muscle pain.
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Zidovir Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Is Zidovir an antibiotic?
No, Zidovir is not an antibiotic; it belongs to a class of drugs called antiretrovirals
Is Zidovir a prodrug?
Yes, Zidovir is a prodrug and must be activated (by phosphorylation in lymphocytes) in the body to exert its antiviral action
Is zidovudine a protease inhibitor?
No, zidovudine is not a protease inhibitor; it is a nucleoside analogue reverse transcriptase inhibitor
How does Zidovir work?
Zidovir belongs to a group of medications called nucleoside analogue reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs), also known as antiretrovirals. Zidovir does not cure HIV infection; it reduces the amount of viruses in the body by inhibiting the chemical (viral reverse transcriptase) which is essential for the virus to grow. Further, Zidovir also increases some white blood cells (CD4 cells) of the body that are important in fighting infections.