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Zalcitabine (Hivid®) is a medication approved for the treatment of AIDS and HIV infection. It belongs to a group of drugs known as nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs). Zalcitabine prevents the HIV virus from changing its genetic material, which stops the virus from multiplying. The medication comes in the form of a tablet that is typically taken three times a day.
Because zalcitabine is not suitable for everyone, it's important to review the safety information for this drug with your healthcare provider before starting treatment. For example, make sure your healthcare provider is aware of any other health issues you may have, such as liver disease or congestive heart failure.
(Click Zalcitabine for more information on this drug, including side effects to be aware of, available strengths, and more.)
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