Side effect(s) of Abacavir

Review the side-effects of Abacavir as documented in medical literature. The term "side effects" refers to unintended effects that can occur as a result of taking the medication. In majority of the instances these side-effects are mild and easily tolerable, however sometimes they can be more severe and can be detrimental.

If the side effects are not tolerable adjusting the dosage or switching to a different medication can help to manage or overcome side effects. If you have any doubts or questions, we recommend seeking advice from your doctor or pharmacist.
Sleep disturbances, headache, depressive disorders
Digestive tract disorders like nausea, diarrhea
Allergic reaction, which may be mild to severe
Liver disease, which may cause nausea, jaundice, dark-colored urine, clay-colored stools
Reaction to infections in the body due to improvement in the immune status
Redistribution of fat resulting in thin limbs, fat abdomen and hump in upper back

Other Precautions :

  • Monitor and treat the signs of lactic acidosis such as upset stomach, fluctuations in heartbeat,unexplained muscle pain, and difficulty in breathing.
  • Patient's body fat and cardiac parameters should be measured regularly to avoid heart related illness.

Drug Name : Abacavir

Abacavir is an antiviral drug used to treat AIDS/HIV infection by acting on the enzyme called reverse transcriptase. Abacavir will not cure the HIV infection but reduces the viral load and delays the progression of the disease.

Trade Names for Abacavir

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