What is Zalcitabine (ddC)?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: HIVID


Zalcitabine, also known as ddC, is used alone or with other anti-retroviral medications to treat human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Zalcitabine (ddC)

Side effect Patients Percentage

Why patients stopped taking Zalcitabine (ddC)

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Doctor's advice 3
Side effects too severe 2
Course of treatment ended 1
Did not seem to work 1
Other 1
See all 8 patients who've stopped taking Zalcitabine (ddC)


Stopped taking Zalcitabine (ddC)

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 5
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 1
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 0
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 0
< $25 0
Not specified 0

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Zalcitabine (ddC) after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Nevirapine (NVP) (Viramune) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Zalcitabine (ddC).