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Ziagen Dosing

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An Overview of Ziagen (Abacavir)

... a-BAK-a-veer Brand Name: Ziagen Other Name(s): FABC, ABC sulfate, Abacavir sulfate, Sulfato de abacavir Drug Class: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Abacavir sulfate, also known as Ziagen or ABC, is a type of medicine called a nucleoside reverse
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Is Boosted Lexiva + Truvada + Ziagen more likely to fail?

Hello there! First, thanks for all the great work that you all do on this website! After six years on Norvir + Fortovase, 400 mgs each, twice daily + d4T + ddI, I switched regimens due to lipodystrophy. I can't take AZT due to anemia and it is...
Sharon Lee, M.D.

Response from Sharon Lee, M.D.

University of Kansas Medical Center
...Current information suggests that Ziagen and Viread don't make a great combo. The other nucs you mention (Zerit or Videx) with the Ziagen may help increase the durability Read more »

How long off Ziagen

A friend of mine, honestly a friend, told me he'd not been able to get his Ziagen refilled due to paperwork problems in KS (big surprise!) He'd gone without Ziagen for seven doses (3 1/2 days). I told him to call his doc immediately and his doc...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...If a person stops taking Ziagen because their supply runs out when they were tolerating it well (no side effects) then it is generally safe to restart it again. Read more »

Ziagen schedule

What's the current outlook on dosing Ziagen once daily? My doc says he feels comfortable using this for his patients.
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
...I am not sure we are at the point that we can definitely say that Ziagen (abacavir) is a once daily medication, and I currently use it only twice daily. When new data/Studies show both pharmacologic Read more »

Ziagen side effects

i was taken off of combivir about a week ago because of neuropathy beleived to be caused by the 3tc in combivir. i have been put on azt and ziagen to take its place. i understand about 5 percent of people cannot tolerate ziagen due to...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Ziagen hypersensitivity symptoms usually involves two or more of the following:skin rash (usually diffuse)very severe tirednessGI complaints Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


... Common Name: abacavir sulfate Brand Name: Ziagen Class: nucleoside analogs (also called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, NRTIs or nukes) Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Abacavir (Ziagen)

...the Side Effects? Hypersensitivity Reaction How Does Abacavir React With Other Drugs? What Is Abacavir? Abacavir (Ziagen) is a drug used as part of antiretroviral therapy (ART). It is manufactured by ViiV Healthcare. The FDA approved... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Ziagen 300 mg Scored Tablet Facilitates Pediatric Treatment of Infection With HIV

... On December 19, FDA approved Ziagen (abacavir) 300 mg scored tablets with corresponding dosing information for pediatric patients weighing 14 kg or more using the Read more »
Project Inform

Study Finds Heart Trouble With Ziagen and Videx

...A poster presented at CROI found a higher risk of heart attack ( myocardial infarction ) in people using the anti-HIV drugs Ziagen (abacavir, and in the fixed-dose combination pills Epzicom and Trizivir) and Videx (didanosine, Videx EC). ... Read more »
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new drug...ziagen

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
... Just watched the news and the FDA has just approved a new drug (Ziagen). They say the Ziagen is one pill taken twice a day and is usually taken with AZT. What a tremendous Read more »

swithching Ziagen to Viread...fatigue

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Im 5 yrs in Ive been taking epivir,ziagen and viramune. Fatigue bacame an increasingly intolerable issue when I be gan Ziagen.(sorry, at yr. 3 I replaced d4tZerit with Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies the wrong forum, but the treatment forum isen't that active. I was told that they have developed a test for sensitivity to ziagen(for rechallenge purposes)and I can't find anything...Has anyone heard of this?? Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
My doc just started me on Abacavir, to replace the Preveon I was taking, in combination with AZT and Viramune. I don't know much about Abacavir, except what I have found on Project Inform's site. I would like to hear... Read more »