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Abacavir-Lamivudine

abacavir-lamivudine
Abacavir and lamivudine are antiviral medicines that prevent human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) from multiplying in your body. Abacavir and lamivudine is a combination medicine used to treat HIV, the virus that can cause the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Abacavir and lamivudine may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
CHEMICAL NAME
abacavir-lamivudine
DRUG TYPE
antiviral combinations

Frequently Asked Questions

You should not take this medicine if you have liver disease, or if you have ever tested positive for a gene variation called HLA-B5701. *Do not take this medicine if you have ever had an allergic reaction to any medicine that contains abacavir or lamivudine.

Stop taking abacavir and lamivudine and call your doctor at once if you have signs of an allergic reaction: fever; rash; nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain; general ill feeling, extreme tiredness, body aches; shortness of breath, cough, sore throat.

If you've ever had hepatitis B, it may become active or get worse after you stop using abacavir and lamivudine. You may need frequent liver function tests for several months.

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