Buy Abacavir Online
When buying Abacavir on the internet, make sure that you are asked to answer several questions in the form of a reliable health form and that a qualified doctor checks your order.
Important to know about Abacavir
- Abacavir inhibits the growth of the virus that causes HIV.
- In case of infection with the HIV virus and with AIDS, always in combination with other HIV medicines. Ask your doctor for a swallowing schedule for your medication.
- You will notice that the treatment is working when the number of viruses in the blood decreases and you have fewer infections. That could take several months.
- Treatment lasts a lifetime. If the virus becomes refractory, you will be given a different combination of HIV drugs.
- Tablets: Swallow whole with some water.
- Drink: measure with the dosing syringe.
- Do you suffer from nausea? Then take it with some food.
- Do you use it twice a day? Then make sure there are 12 hours between both intakes.
- Your doctor will monitor you regularly for side effects. The most important side effects are gastrointestinal complaints, headache, fatigue, diabetes (thirst, urinating a lot), and skin rash. If you notice anything unusual, see your doctor.
- There are interactions with other agents. Have your pharmacist check that it is safe to use with your other medicines, including those bought without a prescription.
- Are you pregnant? It is important that you continue to take HIV medicines. Talk to your doctor.
What does Abacavir do and what do I use it for?
Abacavir is a virus inhibitor. It inhibits the growth of the virus that causes HIV.
Doctors prescribe it for HIV and AIDS.
HIV is a viral infection that affects white blood cells. These blood cells are necessary for the defense against infections. The more viruses there are, the more the immune system deteriorates.
HIV infections are caused by contact with infected blood, semen, vaginal fluid, or breast milk.
People who become infected with HIV usually develop symptoms that resemble serious flu within a few days to weeks. These will go away on their own.
Only two to eleven years later, serious complaints arise, such as lymph node swelling, fatigue, fever, and weight loss. In the intervening period, there are no complaints, but the virus is present and people can infect others. These people are called HIV positive or HIV positive. Later on, infections can develop that do not occur in healthy people. The disease is then called AIDS. Even later, tumors and cancers can develop.
The virus that causes HIV stimulates our body cells to make new HIV viruses. This requires the enzyme reverse transcriptase. Abacavir inhibits this enzyme and thus prevents the creation of new viruses. Abacavir cannot make the virus disappear completely. However, it can drastically reduce the amount of virus in the blood. This increases the number of white blood cells and the immune system is restored.
Because the virus has a quick tendency to become insensitive (resistant), it can only be used in combination with other HIV inhibitors.
HIV-positive people generally start treatment if they develop symptoms or if the amount of white blood cells falls below a certain minimum. It is usual to choose a combination of at least three medicines. If this combination becomes insufficiently effective, you can switch to a combination of three drugs that have not been used before, to which the virus is still sensitive.
The treatment is considered successful if:
- reduce the complaints;
- the defenses increase;
- the amount of virus in the blood cannot be measured within six months;
- the side effects of the HIV inhibitors do not have a major impact on the quality of life.
What are possible side effects?
In addition to the desired effect, this can cause drug side effects.
The main side effects are the following:
Rare (affects 1 to 10 people in 100)
- Gastrointestinal complaints, such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and loss of appetite.
- Fever or fatigue
- People who are sensitive to it can develop symptoms of diabetes (diabetes).
- Skin rash
- Hypersensitivity to this drug
Very rare (affects less than 1 in 100 people)
- Severe changes in the blood (a lactic acidosis)
- Liver diseases, such as fatty liver, liver inflammation, or impaired liver function
- Muscle pain and joint pain
- Nerve damage, is marked by a numbness or tingling sensation of the skin
Talk to your pharmacist or doctor if you are experiencing too many of these or any other side effects that worry you.
Regular: affects more than 30 people in 100
Uncommon: affects 10 to 30 people in 100
Rare: affects 1 to 10 people in 100
Very rare: affects less than 1 in 100 people
How do I use this medicine?
Tablets: Swallow whole with some water. If you have swallowing problems, you can crush the tablets and mix them with some applesauce or water. Do take the crushed tablet immediately.
Drink: measure the prescribed amount with the supplied syringe and take it immediately.
You can take this medicine with food or on an empty stomach. Do you suffer from nausea? Then take it with some food.
Do you use this medicine once a day?
Choose a fixed time, for example at 8 am. You will then be less likely to forget a dose.
Are you taking this drug twice a day?
Then make sure there are 12 hours between each intake. Choose fixed times, for example at 8:00 AM and 8:00 PM. You will then be less likely to forget a dose.
Taking schedule: You usually take this drug in combination with other HIV inhibitors. It is important to ask for a clear swallowing schedule so that you know when to take which medicines.
You usually use HIV inhibitors for years in a row, because the virus can never be completely eradicated.
What should I do if I forget a dose?
It is important to take this medicine consistently at the times agreed with your doctor. This means there is always enough medicine in your blood to fight the virus.
Once you delay a dose, you run the risk of increasing the virus. In addition, there is then a chance that the virus will become resistant (insensitive) to the drug.
Did you forget a dose? Take the dose as soon as you notice it and take the next dose at the usual time. If it is already time for the next dose, skip the missed dose, so don’t take a double amount. After that, return to your regular swallowing schedule.
- Experience has shown that it is difficult to remember fixed times, especially on weekends. However, it is still important to set the alarm so that you do not miss a dose. If necessary, you can temporarily adjust the schedule by bringing the times forward, which does not endanger the operation. However, do not delay a dose, because then the amount of active substance in your blood will become too low. If you return to your normal schedule after moving forward, this can only be done by gradually delaying the times again by half an hour, until you are back on your old schedule.
- You can get a special weekly box from your pharmacy in which you can switch off the medicines for a week in advance. With a watch with different alarms or with a so-called pill alarm (ask your pharmacy), you can remind yourself that it is time for a dose.
- Be careful if you travel and therefore have to bridge large time differences. Assume that a time difference of one hour earlier or later is not such a problem. You can continue to use your swallowing schedule. Talk to your doctor or consultant about how you can adjust your swallowing schedule to accommodate greater time differences.
- During the transition from summer time to winter time and vice versa, you can continue to use your regular intake schedule.
Can I drive, drink alcohol, and eat or drink anything with this drug?
- drive and eat everything?
There are no restrictions on this drug.
Too much alcohol is not good for the liver. Abacavir rarely causes liver abnormalities. Do not drink alcohol or at most 1 glass a day and do not drink at least 2 days a week.
Can I take abacavir with other medicines?
Abacavir interacts with other medicines. Ask your pharmacist which medicines this concerns. Your doctor and pharmacist will check that you can safely take abacavir with your other medicines. Therefore, make sure that your doctor and pharmacist are aware of all the medicines you are taking. Also the medicines you buy without a prescription.
Can I use this medicine if I am pregnant, planning to become, or breastfeeding?
Are you pregnant or do you want to become pregnant? Discuss this with your doctor. You must continue to use HIV medicines during pregnancy. Because during pregnancy it is extra important that the amount of virus in your blood is very low. This reduces the risk of the baby becoming infected with HIV.
DO NOT breastfeed if you have HIV. The virus can infect the baby through breast milk. Discuss this with your doctor.
Can I just stop taking this medicine?
It is not a good idea to stop unless you experience serious side effects. If you stop, the HIV virus will multiply again, so that you can get symptoms again.
There are situations conceivable in which you may have to temporarily stop taking this HIV inhibitor. For example, during certain operations or if you lose pills and cannot get new ones quickly. In that case, always consult a doctor. If you must stop, it is usually better to stop all medications of the combination. This is because the virus can become resistant to your medicines if you do not use them all. The doctor will usually prescribe a different combination of HIV inhibitors, but if this is not possible, you will have to temporarily stop all HIV inhibitors.
Do I need a prescription?
Abacavir has been on the market internationally since 1998. It is available by prescription under the brand name Ziagen and as the unbranded Abacavir. It is available in tablets and in oral solutions.
Abacavir is also used in combination with other active substances under the brand names Kivexa, Trizivir, and Triumeq.