abacavir

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abacavir

 [ah-bak´ah-vir]
a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor used as an antiretroviral in treatment of human immunodeficiency virus infection; administered orally as the sulfate salt.

abacavir

(ə-băk′ə-vîr′)
n.
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.

abacavir

An HIV-nucleoside reverse-transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI/integrase inhibitor) similar to AZT.
 
Adverse effects
Life-threatening allergic reactions—fever, dyspnea, rashes, intraoral blistering, nausea, headache.

abacavir

Ziagen, zintavir, 1592 AIDS An HIV nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor–NRTI/integrase inhibitor similar to AZT Adverse effects Life-threatening allergic reactions–fever, dyspnea, rashes, intraoral blistering, nausea, headache. See AIDS, Nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor, Reverse transcriptase.

abacavir

A nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor drug used in combination with other anti-HIV drugs to treat AIDS. A brand name is Ziagen. In combination with lamivudine and zidovodine it is marketed as Trizivir.