Brand Names : Ziagen
Abacavir (a-BAK-a-veer) is used, in combination with other medicines,
in the treatment of the infection caused by the human immunodeficiency virus
(HIV). HIV is the virus that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).
Abacavir will not cure or prevent HIV infection or AIDS; however, it helps
keep HIV from reproducing and appears to slow down the destruction of the
immune system. This may help delay the development of problems usually related
to AIDS or HIV disease. Abacavir will not keep you from spreading HIV to other
people. People who receive this medicine may continue to have other problems
usually related to AIDS or HIV disease.
This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription, in the
following dosage forms:
Oral solution (U.S.)
Some commonly used brand names are:
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