Retrovir


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Retrovir

(ˈrɛtrəʊˌvɪə)
n
(Pharmacology) trademark a brand of the drug zidovudine
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Ret•ro•vir

(ˈrɛ troʊˌvɪər)
Trademark. the international brand name for azidothymidine. Compare AZT, zidovudine.
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Noun1.Retrovir - an antiviral drug (trade name Retrovir) used in the treatment of AIDSRetrovir - an antiviral drug (trade name Retrovir) used in the treatment of AIDS; adverse side effects include liver damage and suppression of the bone marrow
NRTI, nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor - an antiviral drug used against HIV; is incorporated into the DNA of the virus and stops the building process; results in incomplete DNA that cannot create a new virus; often used in combination with other drugs
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His laboratory played a major role in developing the first three agents approved by FDA specifically to treat AIDS: Retrovir (AZT), Videx (ddI) and HIVID(ddC) and laid the foundation for many other therapies.
His laboratory played a major role in developing the first 3 agents approved by FDA specifically to treat the AIDS virus, Retrovir, Videx, and HIVID.
Since the first anti-HIV drug, GlaxoSmithKline's (GSK's) Retrovir (azidothymidine), was approved in 1987, major improvements have been made in the field of antiretroviral therapy (ART).
1994 proved to be another landmark year for the West, when prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT) became possible with AZT (generic name zidovudine, Retrovir).
Treatment regimens included d4T (stavudine (Zerit)) or AZT (zidovudine (Retrovir)) with 3TC (lamivudine (Epivir)) and either efavirenz (Sustiva or Stocrin) or nevirapine (Viramune).
After randomization, the most commonly selected NRTIs were tenofovir thsoproxil fumarate/emtricitabine (Truvada) (82%) and tenofovir/ emtricitabine/zidovudine (Retrovir) (12%), according to the late-breaking abstract.
(1) But taking Retrovir (zidovudine) raised chances of cardiomyopathy in certain children.
In 1991, Gehrke and Johnsen (24) reported the first case of the bottle caries associated with ART, where a child of two years was associated with use of Retrovir bottle at night and bad oral hygiene.
They include AZT (also known as Retrovir), 3TC (lamivudine or Epivir) and indinavir.
Additionally, the company said the NDA is based on the reference listed drug Retrovir Tablets, by ViiV Healthcare.
In children younger than age 13 years who may have difficulty swallowing pills, the staff generally uses 28 days of zidovudine (Retrovir), lamivudine (Epivir), and Kaletra (a combination of lopinavir plus ritonavir), because all are available in liquid formulations.