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Retrovir (Zidovudine)

Qty-Price (USD)
Type: drug type
Product: Retrovir Capsule
Manufacturer: GSK
Country: Canada
Dosage: 100 mg

Generic Equivalent of Retrovir
Qty-Price (USD)
Type: drug type
Product: Zidovudine
Manufacturer: Generic
Country: India
Dosage: 100 mg
Type: drug type
Product: Zidovudine
Manufacturer: Generic
Country: India
Dosage: 300 mg

Retrovir Information

Retrovir Details (Brand and Generic) currently offers the brand Retrovir from Canada manufactured by GSK. We also supply the generic Zidovudine from India also called Zidovir by Cipla.


The brand Retrovir Capsule is available in the strength of 100 mg capsule only. The generic Zidovudine is available in the strength of 100 mg and 300 mg tablets.


Retrovir (Zidovudine) is a prescription medication used to treat HIV, which causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). The active ingredient in Retrovir is Zidovudine. Zidovudine to a group of medicines called nucleoside analogue reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs). It works by reducing the amount of virus in your body and keeping it low. Retrovir also increases the CD4 cell count in your blood. CD4 cells are a type of white blood cell that is important in helping your body to fight infection. This medication does not cure HIV or AIDS.

Side Effects and Precautions

The common side effects of Retrovir are Nausea, pain, rash, vomiting, weakness, fever, diarrhea, loss of appetite, and anemia (low level of red blood cells).

Stop using Retrovir and contact your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects such as:
• Headache that is severe and does not go away;
• Mental or mood changes (such as depression, anxiety, confusion);
• Muscle aches or weakness that doesn't go away;
• Severe tiredness;
• Signs of a certain nerve problem known as Guillain-Barre syndrome (such as unsteadiness, loss of coordination, trouble swallowing/speaking/chewing, trouble moving your eyes);
• Weight loss

Warnings and Interactions

Before taking Zidovudine, tell your doctor if you are allergic to it or have any other allergies. You should know that the Zidovudine capsule is not a cure for HIV infection. To decrease your risk of spreading HIV disease to others, continue to take all HIV medications exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Use an effective barrier method (latex or polyurethane condom) during sexual activity as directed by your doctor. Do not share personal items (needles, syringes, and razors) that may have contacted blood or other body fluids. You should let your doctor know if you are a diabetic patient. You may develop lactic acidosis, a dangerous build-up of lactic acid in your blood. Get emergency medical help if you have unusual muscle pain, trouble breathing, irregular heartbeats, dizziness, vomiting, or if you feel cold, tired, or very weak. Take Zidovudine precisely as your doctor tells you to. Try to take Zidovudine simultaneously each day, as this will help you remember to take it regularly. You can take Zidovudine either with or without food. Swallow the capsule whole with a drink of water. Continue to use your medication for as long as your doctor or pharmacist prescribed it.

Before you start using Retrovir, inform your doctor about your medical history, especially if you have:
• A history of agranulocytosis;
• A history of neutropenia (low white blood cells count);
• Any other medical conditions such as diabetes mellitus;
• Chronic alcohol consumption;
• kidney problems;
• Liver problems such as hepatitis B and C or liver cirrhosis

Tell your doctor about all the medications you use, including prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, herbal products, and vitamin supplements. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant when using Zidovudine. If you're pregnant, your doctor may want you to take Retrovir to help prevent you from passing HIV on to your unborn baby. After the birth, your baby may be given Retrovir to help prevent it from getting infected with HIV. This medication passes into breast milk. Because breast milk can transmit HIV, do not breastfeed. There may be a drug interaction between Retrovir and other drugs such as stavudine, stribild (elvitegravir/cobicistat/emtricitabine/tenofovir DF), ribavirin, antibiotics such as rifampicin.

Questions and Answers

Why is Retrovir more affordable from Canada than the United States?

In general, all drug prices, not only Retrovir, are more affordable to order from Canada because the price of both the brand and generic medication is regulated by the government. Also, since we established in 2006, our vision is to provide safe and affordable medication to people in the US.

Is it safe to buy Retrovir from your pharmacy?

Our products are sourced only from facilities certified by authorities in the countries we import them from. has a rigorous process for selecting our partners so that you, our customers, get the safest medicine. We are also a Certified Canadian Pharmacy that adheres to the requirements imposed by the Province of British Columbia.

How much does Retrovir capsule cost in Canada?

At our pharmacy, the cost of Retrovir 100 mg starts at $287.99 for 100 tablets.

What is the lowest price of Zidovudine per capsule?

Generic Zidovudine 100 mg starts at $0.71 per tablet when you order a quantity of 100 tablets.

How much is the shipping?

Our shipping fee is a flat rate of $10.00 per order. Our pharmacy focuses on getting you the lowest prices on high-quality products.

How do I order from your pharmacy?

Ordering Retrovir from us is very simple. You can place the order online or call Customer Service at 1866.920.3784. For additional information or for the ordering process, visit our How to Order page.

Are your Retrovir prices competitive?

Yes, we are proud to offer some of the most competitive prices across Canadian pharmacies. In some cases, we might be able to either match or beat our competitors' prices. Please call our friendly customer service at 1866.920.3784.

Is there a limit on how many Retrovir I am allowed to order at one time? can only dispense a maximum of a three-month supply of Retrovir at one time, as per your doctor's prescription.

Can I buy Retrovir over the counter from you?

No, Retrovir requires a valid prescription from your doctor. We do not sell this product without a valid prescription.

Do you ship to the United States?

Yes, we do. It usually takes between 7 and 18 business days to receive your order from our pharmacy.

Is there a generic for Retrovir?

Yes, there is a generic alternative for this product, called Zidovudine.

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