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Abacavir And Lamivudine

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ABACAVIR; LAMIVUDINE, 3TC (a ba KA vir; la MI vyoo deen) is two antiretroviral medicines in one tablet. It is used with other medicines to treat HIV. This medicine is not a cure for HIV. It will not stop the spread of HIV to others. Compare HIV NRTIs.
Abacavir And Lamivudine Coupon - Abacavir And Lamivudine 600mg/300mg tablet
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Abacavir And Lamivudine Side Effects

What should I watch for?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular check ups. Discuss any new symptoms with your doctor. You will need to have important blood work done while on this medicine.

HIV is spread to others through sexual or blood contact. Talk to your doctor about how to stop the spread of HIV.

If you have hepatitis B and HIV, talk to your doctor if you plan to stop this medicine. The symptoms of hepatitis B may get worse if you stop this medicine.

A small number of people may have a severe allergy to this medicine. Some symptoms are a skin rash, fever, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, severe tiredness, aches, or generally feeling sick. A list of these symptoms is on the Warning Card given to you by your pharmacist. You should carry this Warning Card with you. If you have these symptoms while taking this medicine, stop the medicine and call your doctor right away.

If you stop this medicine because you ran out of medicine or because you may have had an allergic reaction, talk to your doctor. Do not restart this medicine without your doctor's advice. Severe hypersensitivity reactions can occur within hours and may include life-threatening hypotension and death.

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Interactions with Medications

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

Abdominal or stomach pain

cough

diarrhea

fever

headache

nausea

numbness or tingling of the face, feet, or hands

pain in the joints

pain in the muscles

shortness of breath

skin rash

sore throat

swelling of the feet or lower legs

unusual feeling of discomfort or illness

unusual tiredness or weakness

vomiting

Incidence not known

Blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin

bloating

burning, numbness, tingling, or painful sensations

chest pain

chills

constipation

convulsions

dark urine

decreased appetite

diarrhea

difficulty with swallowing

dizziness

fast heartbeat

fast, shallow breathing

feeling of fullness

general feeling of discomfort

hives or welts, itching

indigestion

light-colored stools

loss of appetite

loss of bladder control

muscle cramping

muscle spasm or jerking of all extremities

pains in the stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back

pale skin

puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue

red, irritated eyes

redness of the skin

red skin lesions, often with a purple center

sleepiness

sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth

sudden loss of consciousness

swollen, painful, or tender lymph glands in the neck, armpit, or groin

tightness in the chest

troubled breathing with exertion

unsteadiness or awkwardness

unusual bleeding or bruising

upper right abdominal or stomach pain

weakness in the arms, hands, legs, or feet

yellow eyes and skin

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common

Abnormal dreams

burning feeling in the chest or stomach

fear or nervousness

feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings

lightheadedness

sensation of spinning

severe and throbbing headache

stomach upset

tenderness in the stomach area

trouble sleeping

Incidence not known

Abnormal breathing sounds

blurred vision

burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings

dry mouth

flushed, dry skin

fruit-like breath odor

gaining weight around your neck, upper back, breast, face, or waist

hair loss

increased hunger

increased thirst

increased urination

muscle weakness

sweating

swelling or inflammation of the mouth

thinning of the hair

unexplained weight loss

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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