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Abamune Tablet

Prescription Required

Overview

Uses of Abamune Tablet

Abamune Tablet side effects

Common
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Ear infection
  • Nasal infection
  • Throat infection
  • Skin rash
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Abnormal dreams
  • Dizziness

How to use Abamune Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Abamune Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Abamune Tablet works

Abamune Tablet is an antiviral medication. It prevents the multiplication of virus in human cells. This stops the virus from producing new viruses and clears up your infection.

Abamune Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Abamune Tablet. Taking Abacavir with alcohol may cause minor drug interactions which may not be clinically relevant in all patients.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Abamune Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Abamune Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Abamune Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
SAFE
Abamune Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Abamune Tablet is recommended.
Talk to your doctor in case you have serious kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Abamune Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Abamune Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Abamune Tablet is not recommended in patients with moderate and severe liver disease.

What if you miss a dose of Abamune Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Abamune Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Expert Advice

  • In combination with other medicines, it is used for the treatment of HIV infections.
  • Take it with food, as this increases the absorption of the medicine into the body.
  • Abamune Tablet may cause dizziness or sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • You may still develop infections or other illnesses associated with viral infection while taking this medication.
  • You can also pass on HIV or HBV to others. Don't share needles or personal items that can have blood or body fluids on them.
  • During treatment and for at least six months after stopping this medicine, regular blood tests are needed to monitor your liver function, level of hepatitis B virus and blood cells in your blood.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Abamune with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Alovir
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Bactob
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Eurolam
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Begenta
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Psycopan
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Shinosun
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Mgmax
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Stoin
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Tremash, Tropidol
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Mikasun, Vizocin
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Abamune

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i have unprotected sex with my friend. Can I take any drugs now to prevent any STD/HIV infection
Dr. Shyam Gupta
Sexologist
Hello PATIENT to 1mg. There is some medicine for prophylactic but you need to see physician for prescription and better you check HIV status of both partner
hello, one of my frnd suffering with hiv infection from last 2yrs her cd4 is more than 470 and viral load is zero undetectable now she is using art medicines i have doubt that can we have to use art medicine in the whole life or can we stop it once we get viral load zero
Dr. Atula Gupta
Skin Specialist
You still need to be on ART even if the viral load is undetectable
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FAQs

Q. How does Abamune work/ how does Abamune interfere with reverse transcriptase?

Abamune works by blocking the function of reverse transcriptase, which inhibits replication of HIV thereby decreasing its level in the blood

Q. Is abacavir a protease inhibitor?

Abacavir is not a protease inhibitor. It inhibits the activity of reverse transcriptase

Q. What is Abamune/ what is Abamune used for/ what is Abamune sulfate/ what is Abamune-lamivudine/ what does Abamune treat?

Abamune or Abamune sulfate is used to treat HIV infection along with other medications. Abamune-lamivudine is a combination drug used to treat HIV infection

Q. What is Abamune hypersensitivity reaction/ what is Abamune hypersensitivity?

Abamune may cause a serious or life-threatening allergic or hypersensitivity reaction. Hypersensitivity reaction symptoms usually includes fever and skin rash, nausea, vomit, diarrhea, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, severe tiredness, headache, joint or muscle pain, swelling of the neck, shortness of breath, sore throat, cough and occasionally inflammation of the eye (conjunctivitis), mouth ulcers, low blood pressure, tingling or numbness of the hands or feet. Consult your doctor immediately if you experience one or more such symptoms and stop taking Abamune immediately

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References
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