How is zidovudine (ZDV) administered in antiretroviral therapy for HIV infection in adolescents and young adults?

Updated: Mar 16, 2020
  • Author: David J Cennimo, MD, FAAP, FACP, AAHIVS; Chief Editor: Michelle R Salvaggio, MD, FACP  more...
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Zidovudine (ZDV)

  • 200 mg PO TID or 300 mg PO BID (adolescent, ≥18 years); oral solution 10 mg/mL
  • Combivir: Combination formulation including 3TC 150 mg/ZDV 300 mg; give 1 tablet PO BID (adolescent, ≥30 kg)
  • Trizivir: Combination formulation including ABC 300 mg/3TC 150 mg/ZDV 300 mg; give 1 tablet PO BID (adolescent, ≥40 kg)

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