Abacavir is generally used in treatment of the treatment of HIV infection.
How to use
Consume this medicine in the dosage and duration as per your doctors advise. While taking Abacavir, swallow it completely without crushing, breaking or chewing it. Abacavir is advised to be taken at a fixed time, but may be taken together with food (or) without food.
How it works
Abacavir is an antiviral drug. It prevents the multiplication of virus in human cells. This stops the virus from producing new viruses and clears up your infection.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How does Abacavir work/ how does Abacavir interfere with reverse transcriptase? Abacavir works by blocking the function of reverse transcriptase, which inhibits replication of HIV thereby decreasing its level in the blood
Q. Is Abacavir a protease inhibitor? Abacavir is not a protease inhibitor. It inhibits the activity of reverse transcriptase
Q. What is Abacavir/ what is Abacavir used for/ what is Abacavir sulfate/ what is Abacavir-lamivudine/ what does Abacavir treat? Abacavir or Abacavir sulfate is used to treat HIV infection along with other medications. Abacavir-lamivudine is a combination drug used to treat HIV infection
Q. What is Abacavir hypersensitivity reaction/ what is Abacavir hypersensitivity? Abacavir may cause a serious or life-threatening allergic or hypersensitivity reaction. Hypersensitivity reaction symptoms usually includes fever and skin rash, nausea, vomit, diarrhea, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, severe tiredness, headache, joint or muscle pain, swelling of the neck, shortness of breath, sore throat, cough and occasionally inflammation of the eye (conjunctivitis), mouth ulcers, low blood pressure, tingling or numbness of the hands or feet. Consult your doctor immediately if you experience one or more such symptoms and stop taking Abacavir immediately
You have been prescribed Abacavir for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection.It may also be used in combination with other medicines for the treatment of HIV infections.Take it with food, as this increases the absorption of the medicine into the body.Abacavir may cause dizziness or sleepiness. Don't drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.You may still develop infections or other illnesses associated with viral infection while taking this medication.You can also pass on HIV or HBV to others. Don't share needles or personal items that can have blood or body fluids on them.During treatment and for at least six months after stopping this medicine, regular blood tests are needed to monitor your liver function, level of hepatitis B virus and blood cells in your blood.
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