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Abacavir Sulphate
Dosage: 300mg
Quantity: 90
Price: $192.20


This drug is used with other HIV medications to help control HIV infection. It helps to decrease the amount of HIV in your body so your immune system can work better. This lowers your chance of getting HIV complications (such as new infections, and cancer) and improves your quality of life.

Abacavir belongs to a class of drugs known as nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors-NRTI.Abacavir is not a cure for HIV infection. To decrease your risk of spreading HIV disease to others, continue to take all HIV medications exactly as prescribed by your doctor.

Use an effective barrier method (latex or polyurethane condoms/dental dams) during sexual activity as directed by your doctor.

Use and Dosage

Read the Medication Guide and Warning Card provided by your pharmacist before you start taking abacavir each time you get a refill. Carry the Warning Card with you at all times. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Take this medication by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually 1 or 2 times daily. If you are using the liquid form of this medication, carefully measure the dose using a special measuring device/spoon. Do not use a household spoon because you may not get the correct dose.

The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. In children, the dosage is also based on weight.

If you stop using abacavir even for a short time and then restart the drug, you have an increased chance of developing a very serious (possibly fatal) allergic reaction. Refill your medication before you run out. Do not stop treatment unless directed by your doctor. Before restarting abacavir, consult your doctor or pharmacist, and be sure you have easy access to medical care.

For the best effect, take this medication at evenly spaced times. To help you remember, take this medication at the same time(s) every day.

Side Effects

Common side effects include: 

  • Nausea

  • Headache
  • Insomnia or trouble sleeping

  • Fatigue

  • Loss of appetite

  • Strange dreams

The side effects caused by this drug are typically mild and will disappear even without intervention. If the adverse reactions worsen or take a while to resolve, you may have to discontinue this drug and consult your doctor or any healthcare professional.

Severe side effects, such as:

  • Persistent muscle weakness

  • Unexplained weight loss

  • Numbness or tingling of extremities

  • Persistent headache

  • Joint pain

  • Signs of infection (fever, chills, sore throat, swollen lymph nodes)
  • Mental or mood changes

  • Severe abdominal pain

  • Dark urine

  • Yellowish eyes and skin

This is not a complete list of Ziagen’s side effects. 


  • Before taking abacavir, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
  • Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: liver problems (such as hepatitis B or C, or cirrhosis), kidney problems, and alcohol use.
  • Abacavir may increase your risk of a heart attack. Discuss the risks and benefits of treatment with your doctor and ways to lower your risk of heart disease. Tell your doctor if you have heart problems, if you smoke, or if you have other conditions that increase your risk of heart disease such as high blood pressure, diabetes, or high cholesterol levels.
  • Before having surgery, tell your doctors or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant before using this medication. Treatment can lower the risk of passing HIV infection to your baby. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
  • This medication passes into breast milk. Because breast milk can transmit HIV, do not breastfeed.

Forms and Strengths

Ziagen is available in the following forms and strengths:

  • Abacavir Sulphate Tablet:
    • 300 mg


What is the drug classification of this medication?

This is a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor. 

Does this medication cause immunosuppression?

No, Ziagen could improve your immune response to infection. 

Is this medication a controlled substance?


No, this medicine is not a controlled substance. 



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