Abacavir

Latest information on Abacavir. Learn about its indications, side effects, precautions, dosage, how to take, storage instruction and more...

Generic Name :

Abacavir

Pronunciation :

a-BAK-a-vir

Therapeutic Classification :
Available Brands :
Indications (Why prescribed) :

This medication is an antiretroviral agent, prescribed for HIV/AIDS.

Contraindications (When not taken) :

Contraindicated in patients with severe liver impairment, and hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category :

C

When it is to be taken :

Adult - The recommended oral dose is 600 mg daily, administered as either 300 mg twice daily or 600 mg once daily.

How it should be taken :

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.

Warnings :

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of depression, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol or heart disease.

Side Effects :

Abnormal dreams, sleep disorders, hypersensitivity, headache, migraine, nausea, fatigue, malaise, diarrhea, rashes, abdominal pain, stomach inflammation, depression, dizziness, muscle/joint pain, lung inflammation and vomiting.

Other Precautions :

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions :

Store it at controlled room temperature (20° to 25°C).

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