ZIAGEN Oral solution (2018)
Active ingredients: Abacavir
Product Name and Form
Ziagen 20 mg/ml oral solution.
The oral solution is clear to slightly opalescent yellowish, aqueous solution which may turn into a brown colour over time.
Qualitative and Quantitative Composition
Each ml of oral solution contains 20 mg of abacavir (as sulfate).
Excipients with known effect:
Sorbitol (E420) 340 mg/ml
Methyl parahydroxybenzoate (E218) 1.5 mg/ml
Propyl parahydroxybenzoate (E216) 0.18 mg/ml
For the full list of excipients see section 6.1.
Sorbitol 70% (E420)
Citric acid anhydrous
Methyl parahydroxybenzoate (E218)
Propyl parahydroxybenzoate (E216)
Propylene glycol (E1520)
Artificial strawberry and banana flavours
Sodium hydroxide and/or hydrochloric acid for pH adjustment
Pack sizes and Marketing
Ziagen oral solution is supplied in high density polyethylene bottles with child-resistant closures, containing 240 ml of oral solution.
The pack also includes a polyethylene syringe-adapter and a 10 ml oral dosing syringe comprised of a polypropylene barrel (with ml graduations) and a polyethylene plunger.
ViiV Healthcare UK Limited, 980 Great West Road, Brentford, Middlesex, TW8 9GS, United Kingdom
Date of first authorisation: 8 July 1999
Date of latest renewal: 21 March 2014