Abacavir is a form of antiviral medication that is given to patients who are at risk of getting or have already contracted HIV/AIDS. It is not a cure for those diseases, but it does show effectiveness in suppressing and preventing the disease. Abacavir can be generic or Ziagen, which is the branded name.
Abacavir, which comes in the form of tablets, is classified as NRTI drug/carbocyclic nucleotide. The abbreviation NRTI means nucleoside analog reverse-transcriptase inhibitors. This medication is relatively versatile and quite safe, which means that it can be given to an extensive range of patients, which is not limited to just adults.
Most of the time, Abacavir is given alongside some additional HIV medications. Currently, this drug is featured in the WHO’s list of essential medicines. Abacavir is a relatively new drug; it was approved for medical use in the US only in 1998.
How does Abacavir work?
Just as most HIV antiviral meds, Abacavir works in a precise way. It blocks a particular enzyme that HIV needs to replicate (reverse transcriptase). Hence the category name of reverse-transcriptase inhibitors.
However, this drug is potent and dangerous. Patients who are taking might see the emergence of unwanted side effects as well as lactic acidosis, liver problems, or allergic reactions. This pharmaceutical product is not to be taken by people who have a gene variation named HLA-B*5701 allele.
Daily dosage & other important info
Dosage and therapy course and duration vary depending on the disease that is being treated, the condition of the patient, and the form of the drug. US CDC recommends that adults take either 300mg orally twice per day or 600mg once (for HIV infection). If there is a case of nonoccupational exposure, the CDC recommends the same dosage for a whole month. 8mg/kg (of weight) twice per day is the recommended pediatric dose.
Depending on some side effects, the dosage might be diminished during the treatment. Patients must always follow the instructions on the labels as well as follow the guidance of health care specialists. Recurring medical testing is needed throughout taking Abacavir.
NOTE: If a patient misses a few doses and starts retaking the drug, they risk having a very dangerous or even lethal allergic reaction.
If you were to look at the market for Abacavir, you would see that this is a complicated drug with a limited number of manufacturers all over the world. Pipelinepharma is a global marketplace that hosts Abacavir manufacturers, distributors, and suppliers from Turkey, India, Argentina, just to name a few.
If you want to order a small, large or moderate quantity of this drug from B2B distributors that are fully licensed and certified, use our search engine to find companies and manufacturers that can offer just that at wholesale price.
If you are a company that manufactures Abacavir or any other pharmaceutical products and offers them for sale, but you are not featured on our list – reach out, and we are going to add you in no time!
Cost of Abacavir
The price is subject to constant change and cannot be said for sure. However, Triumeq (a combination of Abacavir and a lot of other pharmaceuticals) has a going price of around 12 USD per tablet. Retail prices are even higher.
With that being said, Abacavir, with a lower concentration, could cost less. There is also the option of negotiating, which could go a long way. We recommend getting offers and negotiating with as many suppliers and manufacturers as you can. That will guarantee the best deal terms for you!
Buying Abacavir on Pipelinepharma
1. Navigate to the search bar at the top of the website
2. Type in ‘Abacavir’
3. If there are too many listings or if you have a particular set of requirements – use the advanced filters system to sort suppliers and manufacturers
4. Once you narrow down your options, click ‘Get offer’ to begin negotiations with Abacavir suppliers and/or distributors
5. After they get back to you, respond by accepting or with a counteroffer
Once the terms are agreed upon, the order can be completed. That’s it: no complicated paperwork, no need to wait weeks until a market scout finds a suitable supplier. The entire process is super easy and fast! Place an order for medication online and buy it at an affordable price without bothering with unimportant details.
The following side effects could emerge as a result of an overdose, an allergic reaction or other reasons
Further disclosure – if the drug causes an allergic reaction, the consumption must be ceased immediately and never retaken. Allergic reactions are grouped:
· Group 1 - fever;
· Group 2 - rash;
· Group 3 - nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain;
· Group 4 - general ill feeling, extreme tiredness, body aches;
· Group 5 - shortness of breath, cough, sore throat.
Non-allergy related side effects include
· Pain that spreads from jaws or shoulders to the chest
· Tiredness and an overall lack of energy
· Swollen areas
· Colour change in various excretions and/or body parts
· Nausea, loss of appetite
Please keep in mind that only some of the common and not all side effects were listed.