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zalcitabine Images

Generic Name: zalcitabine

Brand Names: Hivid

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  • Severe peripheral neuropathy reported. Caution in patients with neuropathy. (See Peripheral Neuropathy under Cautions.)

  • Pancreatitis reported rarely. If pancreatitis suspected, temporarily interrupt therapy until diagnosis is excluded. (See Pancreatitis under Cautions.)

  • Lactic acidosis and severe hepatomegaly with steatosis (including some fatalities) reported rarely in patients receiving nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs) alone or in conjunction with other antiretrovirals. (See Lactic Acidosis and Severe Hepatomegaly with Steatosis under Cautions.)

  • Hepatic failure and death reported rarely; possibly related to underlying hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection and zalcitabine therapy.

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