How Zinc interacts with zidovudine (AZT)

Interaction type: Depletions

Interaction rating: Study Supported

Many HIV patients treated with zidovudine (AZT) have decreased zinc levels in the body. Supplementation with the affected nutrient may be necessary. (1)


  1. View Abstract: Baum MK, et al. Zidovudine-associated Adverse Reactions in a Longitudinal Study of Asymptomatic HIV-1-infected Homosexual Males. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 1991;4(12):1218-26.