For adults who are taking zidovudine, dosing typically starts at 200 mg three times daily or 300 mg twice daily. Healthcare providers generally offer dosing recommendations for children 6 weeks to 17 years old based on height and weight. To prevent HIV transmission to an unborn child, the recommended zidovudine dosage for the mother is 100 mg five times daily.
The dose of zidovudine (Retrovir®) that your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- Your age
- Your height and weight (particularly for children)
- Other medical conditions you may have
- Other medications (especially other HIV medications) you may be taking.
As always, do not adjust your zidovudine dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.