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Abacavir Usage, Side Effects, Dose, Packing etc

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Abacavir Usage, Side Effects, Dose, Packing. Type of medicine A nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor antiretroviral medicine. Used for Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in adults and children.Also called Ziagen® There are also combination tablets which contain abacavir: Kivexa® (abacavir with lamivudine); Trizivir® (abacavir with lamivudine and zidovudine); Triumeq® (abacavir with lamivudine and dolutegravir).Abacavir is an antiretroviral medicine. It is used for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. It slows the progress of HIV infection, but it is not a cureBefore you start the treatment, read the manufacturer's printed information leaflet from inside your pack.Take abacavir exactly as your doctor tells you to. The usual dose for adults and older children is 600 mg (two tablets) daily, taken either as a single dose, or divided into two doses, taken morning and evening. Your doctor will tell you how you should take the tablets. For younger children, the dose prescribed will depend upon their age. An oral liquid medicine is often prescribed for younger children - check the label on the bottle carefully to make sure that you give the correct dose.It is recommended that you swallow the tablets whole with a drink of water. If you have difficulty swallowing tablets, Ziagen® brand tablets can be crushed and added to a drink or a small amount of soft food.Alternatively, let your doctor know you have difficulty swallowing the tablets, as the liquid medicine may be more suitable for you.Try to take abacavir at the same times of day each day, as this will help you to remember to take your doses regularly. You can take abacavir either with or without food.If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember (unless it is nearly time for your next dose, in which case leave out the missed dose and take the next dose as normal). Do not take two doses together to make up for a forgotten dose.Along with their useful effects, most medicines can cause unwanted side-effects although not everyone experiences them.Headache, , Feeling or being sick, DiarrhoeaRash, high temperature (fever), Loss of appetite, weight loss, feeling tired.
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