This brand name is authorized in Hong Kong

Active ingredients

The drug ABAVILAM contains a combination of these active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs):

1 Abacavir

Abacavir is a NRTI. It is a potent selective inhibitor of HIV-1 and HIV-2. Abacavir is metabolised intracellularly to the active moiety, carbovir 5'-triphosphate (TP). In vitro studies have demonstrated that its mechanism of action in relation to HIV is inhibition of the HIV reverse transcriptase enzyme, an event which results in chain termination and interruption of the viral replication cycle.

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2 Lamivudine

Lamivudine is a nucleoside analogue which has activity against human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis B virus (HBV). Its main mode of action is as a chain terminator of viral reverse transcription.

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Medicine classification

This drug has been classified in the anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) classification system as follows:

ATC code Group title Classification
J05AR02 Lamivudine and abacavir J Antiinfectives for systemic use → J05 Antivirals for systemic use → J05A Direct acting antivirals → J05AR Antivirals for treatment of HIV infections, combinations
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Authorization and marketing

This drug has been assigned below unique identifiers within the countries it is being marketed:

Country Identification scheme Identifier(s)
Country: HK Department of Health Drug Office Identifier(s): 65765

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