Zidovudine is commonly referred to as AZT. It is the archetypal anti-HIV drug. It was developed in the mid-1980s to treat AIDS patients.
Developed for the treatment of HIV.
The phenomenal replication rate of HIV and its replicative infidelity mean that resistance to AZT monotherapy in the 1980s was soon detected. This is true for all anti-HIV drugs.
Cautions and Interactions
Structural analog of thymidine.
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