Who should not take Retrovir?

The following conditions are contraindicated with this drug. Check with your physician if you have any of the following:


  • increased blood acidity due to high levels of lactic acid
  • decreased function of bone marrow
  • anemia
  • low levels of a type of white blood cell called neutrophils
  • a disease with shrinking and weaker muscles called myopathy
  • toxic amblyopia
  • a loss of vision
  • liver problems
  • severe liver disease
  • muscle inflammation
  • an enlarged liver
  • a mother who is producing milk and breastfeeding
  • chronic kidney disease stage 5 (failure)


  • Zidovudine

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