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Composition for VIROL

Abacavir(300 mg)

food interaction for VIROL

alcohol interaction for VIROL

pregnancy interaction for VIROL

lactation interaction for VIROL

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Virol 300mg tablet at a fixed time.
Taking Abacavir with alcohol may cause minor drug interactions which may not be clinically relevant in all patients.
UNSAFE
Virol 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Virol 300mg tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE

SALT INFORMATION for VIROL

Abacavir(300 mg)

Uses

Virol 300mg tablet is used in the treatment of HIV infections.

How it works

Virol 300mg tablet belongs to a group of medicines called nucleoside analogue reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs). Virol 300mg tablet works by blocking the function of reverse transcriptase, which inhibits replication of HIV thereby decreasing its level in the blood.

Common side effects

Neck swelling, Abdominal pain, Muscle pain, Joint pain, Cough, Eye inflammation, Decreased blood pressure, Diarrhoea, Shortness of breath, Headache, Skin rash, Hypersensitivity reaction, Fever, Lactic acidosis, Loss of appetite, Mouth ulcer, Nausea, Sore throat, Tingling sensation of extremity, Numbness of extremity, Vomiting, Fatigue

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Expert advice for VIROL

  • 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.

Frequently asked questions for VIROL

Abacavir

Q.What is abacavir/ what is abacavir used for/ what is abacavir sulfate/ what is abacavir-lamivudine/ what does abacavir treat?
Abacavir or abacavir sulfate is used to treat HIV infection along with other medications. Abacavir-lamivudine is a combination drug used to treat HIV infection

Q.How does abacavir work/ how does abacavir interfere with reverse transcriptase?
Abacavir works by blocking the function of reverse transcriptase, which inhibits replication of HIV thereby decreasing its level in the blood

Q.What is abacavir hypersensitivity reaction/ what is abacavir hypersensitivity?
Abacavir 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 abacavir immediately

Q.Is abacavir a protease inhibitor?
Abacavir is not a protease inhibitor. It inhibits the activity of reverse transcriptase

Q.Is abacavir generic?
Abacavir is a generic name.

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Content on this page was last updated on 01 August, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)