Abacavir is used in combination with other medicines to treat human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. HIV is the virus accountable for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Abacavir will not cure or stop HIV infection or the symptoms of AIDS. Also known as Ziagen, Abamune, and A-Bec.
It helps keep the HIV virus from reproducing and seems to slow the destruction of the immune system. This may help delay the development of severe health problems that are usually related to AIDS or HIV infection.
Abacavir will not prevent you from spreading HIV to other people. People who receive this medicine may continue to have other problems associated with AIDS or HIV infection. The medication is available only with your doctor’s prescription.
The product is available in the following dosing forms: