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Zidovudine
Essential medicine status
General description
Zidovudine (ZDV), also known as azidothymidine (AZT), is an antiretroviral medication used to prevent and treat human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) disease.
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Zidovudine
Medicine type
Chemical agent
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Antiretrovirals > Nucleoside/Nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitors
  • Parenteral > General injections > IV: 10 mg per mL in 20 mL vial solution for IV infusion injection
  • Oral > Liquid: 50 mg per 5 mL
  • Oral > Solid: 250 mg capsule; 300 mg tablet