Abamune L (ABACAVIR / LAMIVUDINE) | GenericForce
Abamune L tablets
What do Abamune L tablets do?
Abamune L (ABACAVIR / LAMIVUDINE) is an antiviral drug used for the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in combination with other medication. Abamune L belongs to a class of anti-HIV medicines called nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs). Abamune L may help delay the symptoms of advanced HIV infection. It will not cure or prevent HIV infection or AIDS. Generic Abamune L tablets are available.
What should my health care professional know before I take Abamune L?
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
Pregnancy or recent attempts to get pregnant
How should I take this medicine?
Take Abamune L tablets by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Swallow tablets with a drink of water. Take your doses at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Do not stop taking except on your prescriber's advice.
Contact your pediatrician or health care professional regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
What if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.
What other medicines can interact with Abamune L?
Tell your prescriber or health care professional about all other medicines you are taking, including nonprescription medicines, nutritional supplements, or herbal products. Also tell your prescriber or health care professional if you are a frequent user of drinks with caffeine or alcohol, if you smoke, or if you use illegal drugs. These may affect the way your medicine works. Check with your health care professional before stopping or starting any of your medicines.
What side effects might I notice from taking Abamune L?
Some patients may develop a severe allergic reaction to Abamune L. You may be having this reaction if:
1) You get a skin rash, or
2) You get 1 (one) or more symptoms from each group:
nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain
sore throat, shortness of breath, cough
If you think you are having a reaction, STOP taking Abamune L medicine works and call your prescriber or health care professional right away. Some of these side effects may occur and not lead to an allergic reaction. Check with your prescriber or health care professional if you have any questions.
Other side effects that you should report to your prescriber or health care professional as soon as possible:
numbness or tingling
swelling of the face, hands, or legs
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your prescriber or health care professional if they continue):
loss of appetite