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What Are The Dangers Of Abacavir

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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 transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI). NRTIs block
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Abacavir - Coronary Disease

Is there there any connection between Abacavir and Coronary disease? And if so what advice is the manufacturer currently offering?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Recent data from the DAD study noted an increased risk for a heart attack in patients that were taking abacavir within the preceding 6 months. The overall risk for a heart attack was small and concentrated among persons at high risk for Read more »

Going off abacavir

Dear Dr. Pierone:Thanks so much for your past contributions. This website is an extraordinary help for those of us who seem to have new questions almost daily. Here's my question: My partner was diagnosed with AIDS in 4/06. We have figured out...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello, and thanks for posting. There are emerging data on the use of protease inhibitor "mono"therapy in HIV infection. The studies thus far have shown that a Norvir-boosted PI alone is almost as effective as a boosted PI and 2 nucleosides. The... Read more »

Abacavir and pregnancy

Does Abacavir have any dangerous effects on a fetus if mom takes it while pregnant?
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...Abacavir, like most of the antiretrovirals has not been studied in pregnant women; HIV infected pregnant women have taken Abacavir during Read more »

Abacavir

Thanks a lot for your fast reply. Can he start the Abacavir after he is off for a while though? We are trying our best to get him the med ASAP. Please advice.
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Usually a patient can re-start abacavir unless it was stopped out of concern about a hypersensitivity reaction. KH Read more »
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Abacavir (Ziagen)

... What Is Abacavir? Who Should Take Abacavir? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Abacavir Taken? What Are the Side Effects? Hypersensitivity Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Trizivir (AZT/3TC/Abacavir)

... a-BAK-a-veer, la-MI-vyoo-deen, zye-DOE-vyoo-deen --> Brand Name: Trizivir Other Name(s): Abacavir sulfate / Lamivudine / Zidovudine, Abacavir/ Lamivudina/ Zidovudina Drug Class: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Read more »
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An Overview of Epzicom (Abacavir/3TC, Kivexa)

... a-BAK-a-veer, la-MI-vyoo-deen --> Brand Name: Epzicom Other Name(s): Abacavir sulfate/Lamivudine, Abacavir/ Lamivudina Drug Class: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Epzicom is a combination Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Epzicom/Kivexa (Abacavir + Lamivudine)

...How Does Epzicom React With Other Drugs? What Is Epzicom? Epzicom is a pill that contains two drugs used to fight HIV: abacavir (Ziagen) and Epivir (lamivudine, 3TC). Epzicom is manufactured by ViiV Healthcare. Outside the US, it is called... Read more »
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Reyataz,Norvir, Kivexa [abacavir/3TC, Epzicom].

Posted by Mondo
...there anyone here at the forum taking the following cocktail? I'm taking Reyataz[atazanavir], Norvir [ritonavir] and Kivexa [abacavir/3TC, Epzicom]. I would be interested to know how you are going with it and any problems or side effects that... Read more »

Abacavir - Hypersensitivity - EPZICOM

Posted by Survivor, 2 Replies
...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 on the Epzicom part of the study. I feel and this is only my... Read more »

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 Read more »

Abacavir,Viread,Viramune

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am on day 4 of my new combo.., epivir, abacar(ziagen),Viramune, and viraed. It sucks. I feel lousy all of the time..has anyone else gone down this road before? Read more »