What is Abacavir for:
Abacavir is used along with other medications to treat HIV (Human immunodeficiency virus) infection. It is also used in combination with other antiviral medications to prevent HIV infection in people who have been exposed to it.
How does Abacavir work:
Abacavir is in a class of medications called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs). It works by decreasing the amount of HIV in the blood.
How should Abacavir be used:
Abacavir comes as a tablet and a liquid to take by mouth. It is usually taken one or two times a day. Take it exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor. You may take Abacavir with or without food. Try to take it at the same time each day. If you have been given Abacavir tablets, swallow it whole with a glass of water. If you have problems swallowing the tablet, you can crush it. Mix the crushed tablet with a small amount of food or drink.
What is Lamivudine for:
This medication is a potent nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitor (nRTI).
How does Lamivudine work:
This drug is prescribed for HIVAIDS, and hepatitis B either alone or with other medication. It works by reducing the amount of hepatitis B virus in the body
How should Lamivudine be used:
To gain the most benefit, do not miss doses. Use as you have been told, even if you are feeling better. In HIV care, this drug is most often taken with 2 other drugs. Take with or without food. Take with food if it causes an upset stomach. There is a liquid (solution) if you cannot swallow pills. Those who have feeding tubes may also use the liquid. Flush the feeding tube before and after this drug is given.