Ziagen Oral Solutionand/or alternativesChemical Ingredient: Abacavir Sulfate
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Generic medications are significantly discounted copies of brand name medication that have the same active ingredients, intended use, dosage, side effects, effects, and route of administration as the original brand name medication. In other words, generic medications have the same pharmacological effects as their brand-name counterparts. Over half of all prescribed medications are for generic medications.
20mg/mL Oral Solution
No generic is available for Ziagen 20mg/mL.
- Manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline UK Ltd
- Product of United Kingdom • Shipped from United Kingdom
- Prescription Required
No generic is available for Ziagen 20mg/mL.
Ziagen Oral Solution Drug Information
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Ziagen Drug Information
Ziagen Oral Solution Overview
Ziagen Oral Solution is used with other HIV medications to help control HIV infection. It helps to decrease the amount of HIV in your body so your immune system can work better. This lowers your chance of getting HIV complications (such as new infections, cancer) and improves your quality of life. Abacavir belongs to a class of drugs known as nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors-NRTI. Abacavir is not a cure for HIV infection. To decrease your risk of spreading HIV disease to others,(1) continue to take all HIV medications exactly as prescribed by your doctor, (2) always use an effective barrier method (latex or polyurethane condoms/dental dams) during all sexual activity, and (3) do not share personal items (such as needles/syringes, toothbrushes, and razors) that may have contacted blood or other body fluids. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details.
Ziagen Oral Solution Warnings
In some patients, abacavir has caused a serious (sometimes fatal) allergic reaction. Your doctor should order a blood test to measure your risk before you start Ziagen Oral Solution or take it again. If the blood test shows you are at greater risk, you should not take Ziagen Oral Solution and your doctor should discuss other treatment choices with you.rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing, fever, extreme tiredness, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, muscle aches, sore throat, or cough. Get medical help right away if you experience any of these symptoms. If you have stopped taking abacavir because of an allergic reaction, you must never take any form of abacavir again, or death could result. Tell all of your doctors and pharmacists if you have stopped taking abacavir due to an allergic reaction. Also, properly throw away any unused abacavir. Read the warning card provided with Ziagen Oral Solution for more details.
How to Use Ziagen Oral Solution
Read the Medication Guide and Warning Card provided by your pharmacist before you start taking abacavir and each time you get a refill. Carry the Warning Card with you at all times. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Take Ziagen Oral Solution by mouth, usually 1-2 times daily with or without food or as directed by your doctor. If you are using the liquid form of Ziagen Oral Solution, carefully measure the dose using a special measuring device/spoon. Do not use a household spoon because you may not get the correct dose. The Dosage of Ziagen Oral Solution is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. In children, the Dosage of Ziagen Oral Solution is also based on weight. If you stop using abacavir even for a short time and then restart the drug, you have an increased chance of developing a very serious (possibly fatal) allergic reaction. Refill your medication before you run out. Do not stop treatment unless directed by your doctor. Before restarting abacavir, consult your doctor or pharmacist, and be sure you have easy access to medical care. It is very important to continue taking Ziagen Oral Solution (and other HIV medications) exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not skip any doses. Do not increase your dose, take Ziagen Oral Solution more often than prescribed, or stop taking it (or other HIV medicines) even for a short time unless directed to do so by your doctor. Skipping or changing your dose without approval from your doctor may cause the amount of virus to increase, make the infection more difficult to treat (resistant), or worsen side effects. For the best effect, take Ziagen Oral Solution at evenly spaced times. To help you remember, take Ziagen Oral Solution at the same time(s) every day.
Ziagen Oral Solution Precautions
See also Warning and How to Use sections. Before taking abacavir, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. Ziagen Oral Solution may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details. Before using Ziagen Oral Solution, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history,liver problems (such as hepatitis B or C, or cirrhosis), kidney problems, alcohol use. Abacavir may increase your risk of a heart attack. Discuss the risks and benefits of treatment with your doctor and ways to lower your risk of heart disease. Tell your doctor if you have heart problems, if you smoke, or if you have other conditions that increase your risk of heart disease such as high blood pressure, diabetes, or high cholesterol levels. Before having surgery, tell your doctors or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products). Tell your doctor if you are pregnant before using Ziagen Oral Solution. Treatment can lower the risk of passing HIV infection to your baby. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. Ziagen Oral Solution passes into breast milk. Because breast milk can transmit HIV, do not breast-feed.
Ziagen Oral Solution Misdose
If you miss a dose of Ziagen Oral Solution, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose. Take your next dose at the regular time. Do not double the dose to catch up.
Ziagen Oral Solution Interactions
Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.alcohol, methadone, orlistat. Ziagen Oral Solution must not be taken with other medications that contain abacavir. Check the labels on all your other prescription medications to make sure they do not contain abacavir. If you have any questions, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Ziagen Oral Solution Side Effects
What are Ziagen Oral Solution side effects?
Side effects are physical, mental or emotional symptoms which occur in addition to or outside of the desired effect of a therapeutic treatment such as an over-the-counter or prescribed drug or medication. Side effects from Ziagen Oral Solution may occur at the beginning or at the end of treatment and may also depend on the length of time an individual remains on the treatment. Side effects, also known as adverse effects, are generally more likely to occur when starting treatment. Individuals may also experience side effects from Ziagen Oral Solution as a result of an interaction with other medications.
Side Effects of Ziagen Oral Solution
The side effects of Ziagen Oral Solution may vary in number and intensity for many different reasons. Factors such as age, weight, gender and ethnicity may influence the side effects of Ziagen Oral Solution. Also, an individual’s state of general physical health and seriousness of the disease or illness as well as an increase or decrease in dosage may lead to side effects. Further, side effects from Ziagen Oral Solution may also occur as a result of an interaction with certain herbal supplements, foods or drinks.
Prescription drug side effects can be serious and may cause patients to stop the treatment. However, when side effects from the use of a prescription drug, such as Ziagen Oral Solution, do occur a patient should consult their physician. A physician may prescribe an additional treatment in order to control the symptoms or an adjustment in the dosage may be made. In addition, changes to diet, exercise or other lifestyle activities may help to lessen the side effects of Ziagen Oral Solution.
By understanding side effects and the factors which may influence the occurrence of side effects patients are empowered to take an active role in their care. Patients who have specific questions about the side effects of Ziagen Oral Solution, or any other medication, should contact their physician. General information about Ziagen Oral Solution and the side effects associated with Ziagen Oral Solution are described in the following:
Common Ziagen Oral Solution Side Effects
- headache disorder
- lipodystrophy associated with HIV
- sleep disorder
- dream disorder
Less Frequent Ziagen Oral Solution Side Effects
- drug fever
- skin rash
- acute abdominal pain
- hypersensitivity drug reaction
- symptoms of anxiety
- upper respiratory infection
- musculoskeletal pain
Rare or Very Rare Ziagen Oral Solution Side Effects
- lactic acidosis
- Guillain-Barre syndrome
- steatosis of liver
- acute respiratory distress syndrome
- erythema multiforme
- toxic epidermal necrolysis
- Stevens-Johnson syndrome
- multiple organ failure
- Graves' disease
- abnormal hepatic function tests
- renal failure
- acute myocardial infarction
- thrombocytopenic disorder
- increased aspartate transaminase
- increased alanine transaminase
Ziagen Oral Solution Storage
Store abacavir solution or tablets at room temperature away from light and moisture. Abacavir solution may also be stored in the refrigerator. Do not freeze. The solution may turn from a clear or yellow color to a brown color over time. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medications away from children and pets. Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard Ziagen Oral Solution when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.
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