Abamune, Abacavir

Abamune is prescribed to patients in the treatment of HIV infections. Abamune helps to prevent multiplication of the HIV virus in the human body.



Virol, Abamune


Cipla, Sun Pharma


300 mg



Abamune is an antiretroviral medicine, Abamune is used in the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Abamune slows the progress of HIV infections, it controls the HIV virus and prevents it from spreading
How it Works
Abamune treats HIV infections by inhibiting viral reverse transcriptase and DNA polymerases. The HIV virus needs An enzyme called RT (reverse transcriptase) to replicate its DNA in order to spread and infect more cells. Abamune works by blocking the reverse transcriptase, this then helps to terminate the DNA chain and prevent the virus from multiplying. Abamune slows down the HIV Infection progress in the body but it is not a cure.
Common Side effects
Patients who take Abamune may suffer from such side effects; Fatigue, Headache, Diarrhoea, Nausea, Vomiting, Ear infection, Nasal infection, Throat infection, Skin rash, Fever, Chills, Abnormal dreams, Dizziness
Expert advice
Before using Abamune, inform your doctor about your current list of medications that you are taking, any allergies you may have, pre-existing diseases, if you smoke/drink in large amounts, and current health conditions such as if you are pregnant or have diabetes or high blood pressure. Take this product as directed by your doctor, which will be adviced based on evaluation on your current health conditions. Abamune may cause serious or life-threatening allergic reaction and also may increase your risk of having a heart attack, therefore extra caution has to be taken when consuming this medication.
Should I consume Abamune on an empty stomach, before food or after food? -Abamune is normally consumed after food. However, we would advice you to follow your doctor's advice on how you should use this medicine. How does Abamune work? -Abamune works by blocking the function of reverse transcriptase, which inhibits replication of HIV thereby decreasing its level in the blood. However this medicine is not a cure. Is Abamune safe to consume or apply when pregnant or breastfeeding? -No What is Abamune used for? -Abamune is used in the treatment of HIV infection along with other medications.