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Abacavir, Lamivudine, and Zidovudine Tablets

The Name of the Generic Abacavir, Lamivudine, and Zidovudine Tablets

Name of Brands: Trizivir

Dosage Format: Tablet

Drug Classification: Antiretroviral Agent, Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitor (NRTI) Combination

What are Abacavir, Lamivudine, and Zidovudine Tablets?

Abacavir, Lamivudine, and Zidovudine Tablets, known as Trizivir, are fixed-dose combination medicine used in treatments for HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) disease. The combination tablet comprises three antiretroviral drugs: abacavir (abacavir), lamivudine-zidovudine, and lamivudine. These medications belong to the Nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs) and function in concert to stop virus reproduction.

Warnings:

  • Hypersensitivity that is severe and possibly fatal reactions have been reported using abacavir. Genetic testing is advised before starting treatment to determine those at risk of the reaction.
  • Stop the medicine immediately and avoid re-initiating when a hypersensitivity reaction is believed to be occurring.

Before Taking The Medication:

Before starting Abacavir, Lamivudine, and Zidovudine Tablets, Inform your healthcare physician about any medical issues, like kidney disease, liver disease, or a known history of drug allergies.

How to Take Abacavir, Lamivudine, and Zidovudine Tablets?

  • Abacavir, Lamivudine, and Zidovudine Tablets are generally consumed orally, as a single tablet daily, either in combination with or without food, according to your physician's prescription.
  • Follow the doctor's advice concerning dosage and time.

Specifics on Dosage:

The dose for Abacavir, Lamivudine, and Zidovudine tablets is determined by your physician following factors like your health history, weight, and other medicines you might take.

What Happens If I Miss a Dose?

If you miss the dose, you should do it as quickly as you can remember. But if you're near the time to take the next dose, you can skip the missed dose and follow your usual dosing regimen.

What Happens If I Overdose?

In case of an overdose, you should seek medical assistance immediately. The symptoms of an overdose could include vomiting, nausea, fatigue, and problems getting to sleep.

What Should be Avoided?

  • Stop taking Abacavir, Lamivudine, and Zidovudine Tablets without consulting with your doctor since it may decrease the efficiency of the HIV treatment.
  • Please do not drink alcohol when taking the medication, as it can increase the likelihood of suffering from side effects.

Side effects of Abacavir, Lamivudine, and Zidovudine Tablets Moderate Effects The most common minor side effects can be:

  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Diarrhea
  • Fatigue

Negative Effects: Serious adverse effects may be a result of:

  • Hypersensitivity reaction (fever and rash) nausea, vomiting, abdominal painfulness)
  • Lactic acidosis (unusual muscles pain, trouble breathing, and stomach discomfort)
  • Bone Marrow Suppression (zidovudine)

Interaction with Other Drugs

Inform your physician of all the medicines you take that are not prescription drugs and herbal supplements. Abacavir, Lamivudine, and Zidovudine Tablets may be incompatible with other medicines, specifically those that affect the bone marrow or liver.

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