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Abacavir

ABACAVIR is an antiretroviral medicine. 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.
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Ziagen 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.

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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Common and Rare Side Effects

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:

Less common

Abdominal or stomach pain

cough

diarrhea

difficult or labored breathing

fever

headache

joint or muscle pain

nausea

numbness or tingling of the hands, feet, or face

redness and soreness of the eyes

skin rash

sore throat

sores in the mouth

swelling of the feet or lower legs

unusual feeling of discomfort or illness

unusual tiredness

vomiting

Rare

Abdominal or stomach swelling

decreased appetite

fast, shallow breathing

sleepiness

Incidence not known

Blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin

chest pain or discomfort

chills

dark urine

itching

light-colored stools

pain or discomfort in the arms, jaw, back, or neck

red, irritated eyes

red skin lesions, often with a purple center

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

sweating

unusual weakness

upper right abdominal or stomach pain

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

Headache

Less common

Trouble sleeping

Incidence not known

Breast enlargement

buffalo hump

central obesity

facial wasting

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

peripheral wasting

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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