GENERIC NAME: ZIDOVUDINE - INJECTION (zye-DOE-view-deen)
BRAND NAME(S): Retrovir
WARNING: Rarely, this medication has caused severe (sometimes fatal) liver and blood problems (e.g., lactic acidosis, granulocytopenia, anemia), especially in people with advanced HIV infection. Prolonged use of zidovudine has caused muscle aches similar to those produced by HIV. Notify your doctor immediately if you have dark urine, yellowing of the skin or eyes, abdominal or stomach pain, unusual fatigue, muscle aches, rapid breathing, drowsiness, or symptoms of an infection such as persistent fever or sore throat.
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