The package insert of the medicine Revirax

the package insert of the medicine Revirax. Active principles Zidovudine.

what For?

The zidovudine is indicated for the treatment of patients asymptomatic or with mild symptoms of infection by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Zidovudine is also indicated for patients with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).

Contraindications

When should I not use?

The product should not be used in patients with known hypersensitivity to zidovudine.

Dosage

How to use?

Follow the guidance of your doctor, always respecting the schedules, doses and duration of treatment.

do Not stop treatment without the knowledge of your doctor.

Side Effects

What are the evils that can cause me?

The side effects more frequent in the zidovudine is related to the inhibition of the formation of the blood (granulocytopenia and anemia), effects these directly related to the dose and duration of treatment. Anemia commonly becomes significant after 4 to 6 weeks of treatment of.

Warnings and Precautions

what should I know before using?

Tell your doctor the occurrence of pregnancy during treatment or after its termination. Inform the doctor if you are breast-feeding.

patients should be advised that treatment with zidovudine has not been shown to reduce the risk of transmission of HIV to others through sexual contact or contamination with blood.

zidovudine does not cure HIV infection and patients remain under the risk of developing diseases associated with the suppression of immune system, including opportunistic infections and neoplasms.

do NOT TAKE MEDICINE WITHOUT the KNOWLEDGE OF YOUR DOCTOR, CAN BE HAZARDOUS TO YOUR HEALTH.

Overdose

what to do if someone use a larger amount than is recommended?

If there is use of a larger amount than the one indicated should be to seek medical guidance.