Basic Information On Ziagen
Ziagen is used for treating and controlling HIV infection. The drug is used in conjunction with other medicines. The medicine also reduces the risk of other associated infections. This drug belongs to a category of medicines known as nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors-NTRI. However, this drug does not cure HIV infection. It also does not stop the spread of HIV through blood contamination or sexual contact. Ziagen may also be used for preventing HIV infection after contracting the virus. The drug may act in a different way when taken with different medications. Therefore, tell your doctor about all the over the counter or prescription drugs taken by you. Your doctor may alter your dosage to avoid any side effects.
Precautions / Side Effects for Ziagen
Ziagen may cause allergic reactions in some patients. This drug contains Abacavir. If you are allergic to this substance or any other substance contained in this medicine then you should not undergo this treatment. Your doctor may also recommend you to undergo blood tests before starting this medicine. Main symptoms of allergic reaction include dizziness, fever, itching, rash and swelling. If you have to stop taking brand or generic Ziagen due to allergic reaction, then you should never take any form of Abacavir again. Also inform all of your doctors about this fact.
Brand or generic Ziagen may also cause severe blood and lever problems. If you develop any symptoms such as vomiting, dark urine or abdominal pain, inform your doctor immediately. Before starting this treatment, inform your health care provider if you have any history of kidney or liver problems. It is not known whether this medicine can pass into breast milk or not but since HIV can be transmitted via breast milk, you should be very careful when feeding a baby. This medication should be used sparingly during pregnancy.
The recommended initial dosage for an adult patient is 600 mg daily. This may be administered in two doses of 300 mg each or 600 mg once a day. The drug may be taken in combination with other antiretroviral agents. Consult your doctor for appropriate dosage for paediatric patients. Your doctor may adjust the dosage if you suffer from hepatic impairment. Ziagen drug should be stored at a controlled room temperature between 20 degree and 25 degree Celsius.
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