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Hivid

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Generic Name: Zalcitabine
Product Name: Hivid

Indication

Hivid is used in the treatment of HIV infection as a single agent or in combination with other HIV therapies.

Action

Zalcitabine works by inhibiting the HIV viral DNA synthesis.

Dose advice

  • Hivid is most effective if taken at least one hour before food or four hours after food.
  • A 0.750mg Hivid tablet should be taken every eight hours whether as a single agent or together with other drugs.
  • Total daily dose for Hivid is 2.25mg.

Schedule

S4

Common side effects

Uncommon side effects

References

  1. MIMS Online [online]. 2003 [cited 2007 July 08]. Available from: [URL Link]
  2. eAPP. [Online]. 2007 [cited 2007 March 01]. Available from: [URL Link]

For further information talk to your doctor.

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Dates

Posted On: 22 July, 2003
Modified On: 10 September, 2007

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