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Zalcitabine is only approved for use in conjunction with other medications to treat HIV and AIDS. The medication is typically taken every eight hours (three times a day) and works by preventing the HIV virus from multiplying. The zalcitabine dosage will depend on several factors, such as other medical conditions you may have and other medications you are taking. Fatigue, nausea, and liver problems are potential side effects of zalcitabine.
What Is Zalcitabine?
Side Effects of ZalcitabineAs with any medicine, side effects are possible with zalcitabine. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
- Unusual sensations (like burning, tingling, or numbness) in the feet or hands
- Liver problems
- Nausea and vomiting.