What Are The Uses Of Abacavir?
Abacavir (along with other medications) is used for preventing and treating HIV/ AIDS infection. Abacavir comes in the category of medications called NRTIs (nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors).
Abacavir decreases the HIV levels in the blood, thus improving immunity in the body.
What Are The Side Effects Of Abacavir?
Some of the common side-effects are:
- Nausea, headache
- Diarrhea, loss of appetite
- Fatigue, vomiting
- Trouble sleeping.
Rare but serious side effects may be:
- Hypersensitivity reaction or rash
- Depression, anxiety
- Chills/ fever
- Lactic acidosis
What Are The Contraindications Of Abacavir?
Please inform your doctor if you have any of the following conditions:
- Liver disease
- Kidney problems
- Alcohol use