Information about Abacavir
Abacavir is used in the treatment of HIV infection.
How Abacavir works
Abacavir 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.
Common side effects of Abacavir
Fatigue, Headache, Nausea, Vomiting, Otitis media (infection of ear), Nasal infection, Throat infection, Skin rash, Fever, Chills, Abnormal dreams, Dizziness
Expert advice for Abacavir
- 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.
- Abacavir 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.