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abacavir/abac·a·vir/ (ah-bak´ah-vir) a nonnucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor used as the sulfate salt as an antiretroviral in the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus infection.
An antiviral drug, C14H18N6O, that is a nucleoside reverse transcriptor inhibitor and is used in its sulfate form in combination with other drugs for the treatment of HIV infection.
an antiviral that is a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor.
indication It is prescribed in combination with other antiretroviral agents for HIV-1 infection.
contraindication Known hypersensitivity to this drug prohibits its use.
adverse effects Hypersensitivity reactions occur in approximately 5% of patients, and can be fatal. Other life-threatening adverse effects include granulocytopenia, anemia, and lactic acidosis. Common side effects include fever, headache, malaise, insomnia, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, anorexia, and rash.
abacavirAn HIV-nucleoside reverse-transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI/integrase inhibitor) similar to AZT.
Life-threatening allergic reactions—fever, dyspnea, rashes, intraoral blistering, nausea, headache.