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Taking Zalcitabine Safely

Zalcitabine: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking zalcitabine if you have:
  • Congestive heart failure (CHF)
  • Liver disease, such as liver failure, cirrhosis, or hepatitis
  • Kidney disease, including kidney failure (renal failure)
  • Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Zalcitabine to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)

Zalcitabine Dosing Information

The dose of zalcitabine your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
  • If you develop bothersome or dangerous side effects of zalcitabine
  • Other medical conditions you may have
  • Other medications you may currently be taking.
As always, do not adjust your zalcitabine dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Zalcitabine Dosing for more information.)

Zalcitabine Drug Information

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