ZIDOVIR Capsules, Tablets and Oral Solution , in combination with other antiretroviralagents, are indicated for the treatment of HIV infection. They are also indicated for the prevention of maternal-fetal HIV transmission.
ZIDOVIR-100 Capsules ................ Strip pack of 10 capsules
ZIDOVIR-300 Tablets ............... Strip pack of 10 tablets
ZIDOVIR Oral Solution ............... Bottle of 100 ml with syringe
Points to consider prior to initiating zidovudine in pregnant women for the prevention of maternal-fetal HIV-1 transmission include:
- In most cases, zidovudine for prevention of maternal-fetal HIV-1 transmission should be given in combination with other antiretroviral drugs.
- Prevention of HIV-1 transmission in women who have received zidovudine for a prolonged period before pregnancy has not been evaluated.
- Because the fetus is most susceptible to the potential teratogenic effects of drugs during the first 10 weeks of gestation and the risks of therapy with zidovudine during that period are not fully known, women in the first trimester of pregnancy who do not require immediate initiation of antiretroviral therapy for their own health may consider delaying use; this indication is based on use after 14 weeks gestation