ABAMUNE 300 mg
Generic Name – Abacavir Sulphate
Strenght – 300mg
Starting Pack – 30 tablet
Abamune 300 MG is an antiviral drug. It stops the human immunodeficiency virus from replicating within the infected patient’s body. This drug is prescribed to patients for treatment of HIV.
Abamune does not prevent HIV from infecting your body. Never take Abamune with any other drug that also contains Abacavir Sulphate. The drug may lead to Lactic acidiosis in people who are overweight or suffering from a liver disease. In case you experience Lactiv acidiosis, seek immediate medical help. Lactic acidiosis can lead to muscle pain, weakness, breathing problems, numbness, cold sensation within the limbs, stomach pain, nausea as well as vomiting. This can be a life-threatening condition, thus, make sure you get medical attention immediately. This drug can also damage the liver. People with liver disease may experience severe pain in upper stomach that radiates to the back, nausea and vomiting. Other symptoms include fast heartbeats, loss of appetite, severe itching, dark urine, clay colored stools, as well as jaundice.
It is not yet known about the effects of Abamune on an unborn baby. Thus, make sure you follow the advice of the doctor to prevent passing of the HIV virus from the mother to her unborn child.
Abamune should be taken exactly as advised by the doctor. Never take the medicine after you complete the prescription period advised. You can take the drug with or without food or follow your doctors advised. Read the patient leaflet provided for more information as well as symptoms of allergic reaction.
In case you miss your dose, skip the dose if it is almost time for the next dose. Never take multiple doses as it can cause harm to your body.
In case of overdose, call your doctor and visit the hospital’s emergency room immediately.
The common side effects of Abamune is sleeping problems or loss of appetite. If these symptoms persist or worsen, speak to your doctor immediately. Some patients may experience fat deposition, deterioration of underlying conditions, or develop a new condition as the drug suppresses the immune system.
Many drugs can interact with Abacavir Sulphate. The most common drug to interact with Abamune is methadone. Make sure you inform the doctor in advanced about all the drugs you take before starting on Abamune. Use of this drug with any other medicine, herbal supplement, vitamin pills or health supplements can lead to harmful drug interactions.