What type of drug is Ziagen?
Ziagen belongs to a class of HIV drugs called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs), also known as nucleoside analogs or “nukes.”
How does Ziagen work?
The NRTIs block reverse transcriptase, a protein that HIV needs to make more copies of itself. This may slow down HIV disease.
Who is Ziagen approved for?
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Ziagen for use in combination with other HIV drugs for the treatment of HIV infection in adults and children over three months of age.