Q1. What is Abalam (Abacavir and Lamivudine)?
Ans. This medication is a combination of two antiretrovirals. It belongs to a class of medication known as nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs). Abalam tablets are used in the treatment of HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) infection.
Q2. What are the side effects?
Ans. Some common side effects are:- vomiting, diarrhea, rash, constipation, nausea, dizziness, blurred vision, insomnia, cold sores, etc. Contact your doctor or healthcare provider if any side effects occur.
Q3. What should I avoid while receiving this medicine?
Ans. Avoid drinking alcohol because Abalam tablets may increase your risk of liver damage. Follow your doctor’s instructions and restrictions about any food and other activities.
Q4. How does Abalam (Abacavir and Lamivudine) work?
Ans. Abalam tablet is a combination of two anti-HIV medicines Abacavir and Lamivudine. It prevents them from multiplying and reducing the amount of virus from the body. This tablet also increases the count of CD4 cells (white blood cells that protect against infection) in your blood.
Q5. How to take this medicine?
Ans. Take this medicine orally once a day with or without food. Swallow the whole tablet with a glass of water. Do not take this medicine in the wrong way as it may lead to some severe side effects. It is important to take this medicine as prescribed by your doctor.
Q6. Can I take this medicine during pregnancy?
Ans. Do not use Abalam tablets if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. This medication can cause harm to the unborn baby.
Q7. What are the warnings and precautions?
Ans. Before starting treatment with Abalam medication, please inform your doctor about your previous medical history.
- Do not take this tablet if you are allergic to Abacavir and Lamivudine.
- Do not drive or operate heavy machinery.
- People who are suffering from severe liver disease shouldn’t use this medicine without consulting with their doctor.
- Do not crush or break the tablet.
- Do not breastfeed while receiving this medication.
Q8. What are the storage conditions?
Ans. Store this medicine at room temperature. Keep it away from direct heat and light. Please consult your pharmacist or doctor for more details regarding the Abalam tablet.
Q9. Can I drive after taking this medicine?
Ans. Albalam tablets may cause dizziness in some patients. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms of dizziness because it may affect your ability to drive.
Q10. What happens if I miss a dose?
Ans. If you miss a scheduled dose of Abalam tablet, contact your doctor immediately. Do not stop or change your dosing schedule without taking suggestions from your doctor.