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Last Updated: November 30, 2019

Abacavir is used to treat HIV-positive individuals. It is used along with other HIV medication to try and control HIV infection. It functions by decreasing the amount of HIV in your body, and hence, helps in reducing complications like the chances of infection. This way, it increases the quality of your life. However, keep in mind that Abacavir is not in any way a cure for HIV.

Possible side effects include trouble in sleeping and appetite loss. If either of these symptoms persists over a long time, consult your physician. As this medication helps your immune system develop its strength, your immune system may respond by beginning to combat certain diseases that you may already have had. In such cases, the symptoms of those diseases could make a comeback. This could happen at any point of time. Inform a doctor as soon as notice the following symptoms: unexplained weight loss, persistent fatigue, persistent headaches, signs of an infection, signs of an overactive thyroid, irritability, heat intolerance, irregular heartbeat, and joint pain.

Notify your doctor if you develop symptoms of depression or anxiety. HIV medication can cause fluctuations in the level of body fat; consult your doctor about this and exercise.

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a HIV Specialist before using this medicine.
  • Hiv Infection

  • Chronic Hepatitis B Virus (Hbv) Infection

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Taking Abacavir with alcohol may cause minor drug interactions which may not be clinically relevant in all patients.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Abamune l 600 mg/300 mg tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
    Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Abamune l 600 mg/300 mg tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    Caution to be advised in patients with moderate to severe impaired renal function.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Below is the list of medicines, which contains Abacavir as ingredient

This medication acts both as an antiviral agent and as a nucleoside analogue, or in other words a carbocyclic synthetic nucleoside analogue. Cellular enzymes end up altering this medicine intracellularly. They get converted into metabolite carbovir triphosphate which is active.

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