What is Abacavir, Dolutegravir, and Lamivudine?
Abacavir, dolutegravir, and Lamivudine are present within a single tablet referred to under the name Triumeq. The medication is utilized in treating HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) disease. It's a fixed-dose combination of antiretroviral medications belonging to two distinct categories: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors (NRTIs) and Integrase Strand Transfer Inhibitors (INSTIs). The combination can block the reproduction of the virus.
- The development of severe hypersensitivity reactions has been reported concerning the use of abacavir and fatal cases. Genetic testing is advised before beginning treatment to detect those at risk of this type of reaction.
- Triumeq is not recommended in patients that have an allergy to abacavir.
- Several severe psychiatric side effects have been observed with dolutegravir.
Before Taking this Medication:
Before starting Abacavir, dolutegravir, and Lamivudine, be sure to inform your physician regarding any medical issues that you suffer from, such as kidney disease, liver diseases, or any previous known history of drug allergies.
How to Take Abacavir, Dolutegravir, and Lamivudine?
- Triumeq is usually administered orally in the form of a single tablet daily, either in combination with or without food, following your doctor's instructions.
- Be sure to follow your physician's recommendations regarding Dosage and time.
Information on Dosage
The dose of Abacavir, dolutegravir, and Lamivudine is decided by your physician following factors like your body weight, medical history, and any other medication you may take.
What Happens If I Don't Take A Dose?
If you miss a dose, do it as quickly as you can remember. But if you're just before the date for the next dose, you can skip the missed dose and follow your usual dosing regimen.
What Happens If I Take A Negative?
In case of an overdose, you must seek medical assistance immediately. The symptoms of an overdose could include vomiting, nausea, tiredness, nausea, or difficulty sleeping.
What Should be Avoided?
- Don't stop taking Abacavir, dolutegravir, and Lamivudine without consulting with your physician since it may decrease the efficiency of the HIV treatment.
- Please do not drink alcohol when taking this medicine since it can increase the likelihood of adverse side negative effects.
Acute Side Effects Abacavir, dolutegravir, and Lamivudine Moderate Effects The most common moderate side effects could be:
Negative Effects: Serious adverse effects could be a result of:
- Hypersensitivity reaction (fever and rash) nausea, vomiting, abdominal painfulness)
- Lactic acidosis (unusual muscular pain, difficulty breathing, or stomach discomfort)
- Acute psychiatric adverse reaction (dolutegravir)
Interaction with Other Drugs
Inform your physician about any medication you're taking, such as over-the-counter and herbal supplements. Abacavir, dolutegravir, and Lamivudine may be a problem when combined with other drugs, particularly those that affect the kidneys and liver.