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Abacavir Sulfate

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Ziagen

Brand name: Ziagen Generic name: abacavir sulfate (abacavir), or ABC Class: Nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitor(nucleotide, NtRTI, or nuke) Manufacturer: ViiV Healthcare, www.viivhealthcare.com , (877) 844-8872 AWP: $670.37/month, $161.78 for 240 mL solution (20 mg/mL) Standard Dose: Two 300 mg tablets once a day (or one 300 mg tablet twice a day), with or without food, with no dietary restrictions; scored tablets...
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Allergic to Efavirenz & Abacavir Sulfate

Her doctor now prescribed a combination of Zidolam which is 150mg of Lamivudine and 300mg of Zidovudine, along with 300mg of Abacavir Sulfate. The first time she took one of each of these tablets, she instantly reacted as strongly as she had with...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
I am very sorry to hear of your mother's plight. At this stage, I would probably avoid the efavirenz and abacavir. I might consider a combination of tenofovir, lamivudine and a protease inhibitor of some sort (if this is available to you).... Read more »

Allergic to Efavirenz and Abacavir Sulfate, what next?

Her doctor now prescribed a combination of Zidolam which is 150mg of Lamivudine and 300mg of Zidovudine, along with 300mg of Abacavir Sulfate. The first time she took one of each of these tablets, she instantly reacted as strongly as she had with...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello, and thanks for posting. The combination of Zidolam (Combivir, AZT+Epivir) and Viread is a reasonable choice given the circumstances you describe. There are not many studies of his combination, the ones that have been done show good... Read more »

Side Effects of HIV MEDS (Bad Dreams)

I am taking Epzicom (abacavir sulfate and lamivudine) and Lexiva (fosamprenavir calcium) and am having very violent and scary dreams. Which med do you think may be...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Severe abnormal dreams are not commonly reported with your regimen (much more common with efavirenz based regimens). If one of your drugs is directly linked to the bad dreams my first guess would be the Epzicom. In that case switching the Epzicom... Read more »

Abacavir allergy and oral sex

would very much appreciate some advice. About two years ago I suffered what was suspected to be a severe allergic reaction to abacavir sulfate, despite a negative HLAB57. However, the reaction may have also been related to the sulfur drugs I was...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Good question-that is theoretically possible though amount absorbed into blood from that activity would be scant so risk low but not zero. Caution and common sense recommended. KH... Read more »
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Abacavir,viramune,viread

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I'm on day 4 of my new combo Abacavir,viramune,viread, epivir and it totally sucks. I feel lousy all of the time. Is this typical when starting this combo? This is my 4th combo since diagnosis...

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AbacavirLamivudine to treat HIV infection.

Posted by jenniferdraper
AbacavirLamivudine is used to treat HIV infection. This combination medication is used with other medications. It belongs to a class of drugs known as nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors. Read more »

Aetna & Ziagen aka Abacavir

Posted by wtxgringo, 1 Reply
So now Aetna has switched over to a generic form of Abacavir from the brand name Ziagen and while I've been getting the Rx for over 6 years from Aetna RX Home Delivery, this months refill was cancelled with the note that Abacavir is now a... Read more »

Abacavir - Hypersensitivity - EPZICOM

Posted by Survivor, 2 Replies
David, I read your Email and brought the PDF forward. Dr. Ben was very watchful when I initially got started and had follow up calls to me regarding any problems if in deed I was blinded on the Abacavir. Either I am on it and am fine or I am not... Read more »