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Abacavir Sulfate

[ Generic Medicines for HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) Treatment ]

GSK Ziagen

Abacavir-Sulfate is a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor analog of guanosine. This active agent reduces HIV viral loads, retards or prevents the damage to the immune system. It decreases the risk of causing AIDS. This active component is an azaheterocycle sulfate salt that is used in the HIV-1 reverse transcriptase inhibitor abacavir. It is used in various medications used in the treatment of HIV infections.

Class of Drugs – Nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors

Molecular Formula – C28H38N12O6S

Molecular Weight - 670.7 g/mol

Working: This active component is of the type nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor. Abacavir-Sulfate works by blocking reverse transcriptase, an enzyme needed for HIV virus replication. This medication also acts as a carbocyclic nucleoside.

Uses: This medication is indicated with other HIV medications to control HIV infection. It decreases the amount of HIV in the body so the immune system can work better. This reduces the chance of getting HIV complications includes new infections, cancer. It also improves the quality of life. Abacavir-Sulfate belongs to a class of drugs known as nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors. It might increase the risk of a heart attack.

Popular Brands and Dosages: This active component is used in a popular brand medicine as active component mentioned below:

  • Ziagen: 300 mg

This medicine does not a cure for HIV infection. To reduce risk of spreading HIV disease to others follow: (1) Take all HIV medications exactly as prescribed by the doctor, (2) always use an effective barrier method during all sexual activity, and (3) do not share personal items that might have contacted blood or other body fluids.