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  1. Abacavir Benefits & Uses
  2. Abacavir Dosage & How to Take
  3. Abacavir Side Effects
  4. Abacavir Related Warnings
  5. Severe Interaction of Abacavir with Other Drugs
  6. Abacavir Contraindications
  7. Frequently asked Questions about Abacavir
  8. Abacavir Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Abacavir Benefits & Uses

Abacavir is used to treat the following -

  1. Primary
  2. Diseases of the Monsoon: Symptoms and Precautions

Abacavir Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Abacavir

Abacavir

Abacavir Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Abacavir is used -

  1. Fatigue Mild
  2. Headache Mild
  3. Nausea or vomiting
  4. Fever Mild
  5. Abnormal Dreams
  6. Dizziness Mild
  7. Diarrhoea
  8. Steven-johnsons syndrome
  9. Pancreatic inflammation
  10. Anemia Moderate
  11. Depression Moderate

Abacavir Related Warnings

Is the use of Abacavir safe for pregnant women?

Abacavir may cause moderate side effects during pregnancy. If you feel its harmful effects, then stop taking this drug immediately, and do not take Abacavir again without your doctor's advice.

Moderate

Is the use of Abacavir safe during breastfeeding?

There is no research available on the side effects of Abacavir in breastfeeding women. Therefore, its impact is unknown.

Unknown

What is the effect of Abacavir on the Kidneys?

Abacavir has very mild side effects on the kidneys.

Mild

What is the effect of Abacavir on the Liver?

Abacavir may have mild side effects on the liver. Most people will never see any effect on the liver.

Mild

What is the effect of Abacavir on the Heart?

Abacavir may have mild side effects on the heart. Most people will never see any effect on the heart.

Mild

Severe Interaction of Abacavir with Other Drugs

Abacavir should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Ethanol

Abacavir Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Abacavir unless your doctor advises you to do so -

  1. Heart Disease
  2. Liver Disease
  3. Alcoholism
  4. Allergy
  5. Graves' Disease

Frequently asked Questions about Abacavir

Is this Abacavir habit forming or addictive?

Forming a habit of Abacavir has not been reported.

No

Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

Yes, you can comfortably use machinery or drive after taking Abacavir since it will not make you feel sleepy.

Safe

Is it safe?

Yes, Abacavir does not show any kind of adverse effect.

Safe

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

There is no benefit of taking Abacavir for mental disorders.

No

Abacavir Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Abacavir

Taking Abacavir with food can show serious side effects. Consult the doctor to avoid this.

Severe

Interaction between Alcohol and Abacavir

Abacavir and alcohol do not lead to side effects, but it is still better to be cautious.

Safe
This medicine data has been created by -
Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience

References

  1. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Ziagen® (abacavir sulfate)
  2. April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 95
  3. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 631
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