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P.M. BRIEFING : AZT to Be Available in Syrup Form

October 04, 1989|From Times wire services

WASHINGTON — The Burroughs Wellcome Co. announced plans today to market a strawberry-flavored syrup version of the AIDS-fighting drug AZT.

AZT or zidovudine--the sole government-approved drug to directly fight the AIDS virus--is available only in capsule form.

"This new (syrup) formulation should provide more flexibility in making dosage adjustments and be particularly useful to patients who have difficulty swallowing capsules," said Kathryn Pattishall of Burroughs Wellcome.

The AZT syrup, which the Food and Drug Administration recently judged to be as effective as the capsules, will be available at pharmacies in four to six weeks, Burroughs Wellcome said.

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