ZALCITABINE (DDC)-ORAL, HIVID
GENERIC NAME: ZALCITABINE (DDC) - ORAL (zal-SITE-uh-bean)
BRAND NAME(S): HIVID
WARNING: This drug may infrequently cause severe side effects which sometimes could be fatal. Zalcitabine can cause severe nerve problems (peripheral neuropathy), and should be used with extreme caution in those who already suffer from this disorder. It may rarely cause swelling of the pancreas (pancreatitis). Tell your doctor immediately if vomiting, stomach/abdominal pain, or persistent nausea occur, as this drug may be stopped until you can be checked. A metabolic disorder (lactic acidosis) as well as severe liver disease may also occur. Rarely, fatal liver failure has occurred in those with hepatitis B infection while using zalcitabine. It should be used with caution if you have a hepatitis B infection. Tell your doctor immediately if tingling/numbness of the hands and feet, dark urine, yellowing of eyes/skin, rapid breathing, muscle aches, or unusual drowsiness occur.
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