- 1 Overview
- 2 Usage
- 3 Frequently Asked Questions
- 4 How Do I Take It?
- 5 Precautions
- 6 Common Side-Effects
- 7 Rare Side-Effects
- 8 Disease Interactions
- 9 Technical Classification
- 10 Storage Conditions
- 11 Available Alternatives
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OverviewABACAVIR SULFATE is a Schedule H drug.
Abacavir is used to treat HIV, the virus that can cause acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). abacavir is for adults and children who are at least 3 months old. Abacavir is not a cure for HIV or AIDS. Abacavir belongs to a class of drugs known as nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors-NRTI.
UsageABACAVIR SULFATE is generally used to treat: AIDS
Frequently Asked QuestionsQ: Is it safe on my liver?
A: Not Safe
Q: Is it safe on my kidney?
A: Not Safe
Q: Can I take it with alcohol?
A: Not Safe
Q: Is it safe for children?
A: Not Advised for age < 3month
Q: Can it be taken during pregnancy?
A: Not enough studies to prove Risk – Ask your Doctor
How Do I Take It?Route of Administration: Oral
- Caution is advised when used in patients with history of depression or at risk for heart disease
- Avoid use with alcohol.
- Take along with other anti-HIV drugs and not alone, to prevent resistance.
- Continue other precautions to prevent spread of HIV infection.
- Before taking abacavir, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems.
- Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of liver problems (such as hepatitis B or C, or cirrhosis), kidney problems.
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant before using this medication. Treatment can lower the risk of passing HIV infection to your baby. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
- This medication passes into breast milk. Because breast milk can transmit HIV, do not breast-feed.
Common Side-EffectsABACAVIR SULFATE : Skin Rash, Diarrhoea, Abdomen Pain, Cough, Loose Motion, Labored Breathing, Fever, Head Headache, Nausea, Throat Soreness, Mouth Soreness, Fatigue (tiredness), Vomit
Rare Side-EffectsABACAVIR SULFATE : Abdomen Swelling, Decreased Appetite, Difficulty Breathing
Disease InteractionsABACAVIR SULFATE can interfere with: Alcoholism, Acute Liver Failure, Myocardial Infarction, Hypertension, Hyperlipidemia, Diabetes Mellitus
Technical ClassificationABACAVIR SULFATE is categorized as: NUCLEOSIDE REVERSE TRANSCRIPTASE INHIBITORS (NRTIS) / ANTIVIRAL AGENTS / ANTI-INFECTIVES
Storage ConditionsRoom Temperature (Between 15 To 25 C)
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