Abacavir and lamivudine is a fixed-dose combination of antiviral drugs used to treat AIDS/HIV infection, particularly in children.
These drugs prevent or slow down the damage caused to the immune system and decrease the risk of developing AIDS.
The recommended oral dose is one tablet daily.
It comes as a tablet abacavir 600 mg (as sulfate)/lamivudine 300 mg) to take by mouth, with or without food.
Caution should be exercised in patients with history of liver or kidney impairment, heart disease, diabetes or cholesterol, poor immunity, who are taking other medications, any allergy, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
It doesnt stop the spread of infections to others; avoid sexual contact during the treatment period.
Most Common :
Hypersensitivity, sleeplessness, depression, headache, migraine, fatigue, uneasiness, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, rash, fever, abdominal pain, abnormal dreams, anxiety, cough or Inflammation of the pharynx, eye problems, enlarged lymph nodes and swollen ankles.
Body as a Whole : Redistribution/accumulation of body fat.
Gastrointestinal : Mouth ulcer, sore throat.
Metabolic : Blood sugar.
General : Weakness.
Blood : Anemia.
Hypersensitivity : Hives.
Musculoskeletal : Muscle weakness, CPK elevation, damaged skeletal muscle.
Central Nervous System : Tingling, nerve disease, seizures.
Respiratory : Abnormal breath sounds/wheezing.
Skin : Hair loss, redness, Stevens-Johnson syndrome.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store it at controlled room temperature (25°C).
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