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. ABHOPE 300MG TABLET may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Abacavir may cause serious or life-threatening allergic reaction. Stop taking abacavir immediately, if you develop such reaction.
Tell your doctor if you have or had kidney/ liver disease (including hepatitis), if you smoke/drink large amounts of alcohol, have high blood pressure or diabetes, as abacavir may increase your risk of having a heart attack.
You should not take abacavir tablets with other products containing abacavir.
Do not stop taking abacavir even for a short period of time; doing so may worsen your condition.
Do not drive or operate machinery while using abacavir unless you are feeling well.
Abacavir does not prevent the spread of HIV virus to others through blood or sexual contact. Take the required precautions to prevent transmission.
Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
Taking Abacavir with alcohol may cause minor drug interactions which may not be clinically relevant in all patients.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
ABHOPE 300MG TABLET may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
ABHOPE 300MG TABLET is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
ABHOPE 300MG TABLET does not usually affect your ability to drive.
ABHOPE 300MG TABLET is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of ABHOPE 300MG TABLET is recommended. Talk to your doctor in case you have serious kidney disease.
ABHOPE 300MG TABLET should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of ABHOPE 300MG TABLET may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Use of ABHOPE 300MG TABLET is not recommended in patients with moderate and severe liver disease.
If you miss a dose of ABHOPE 300MG 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.
Abhope 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 Abhope immediately