Another term for dideoxycytidine.
- The drug is indicated for use in patients unresponsive to or intolerant of zidovudine, zalcitabine, or didanosine.
- The combination of zalcitabine and didanosine or stavudine is not recommended because of overlapping toxicities.
- These antiretroviral drugs include zidovudine, zalcitabine and fialuridine.
1990s: from zal- (of unknown origin) + -citabine apparently formed by arbitrary alteration of cytidine.
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