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Abacavir

Description

Abacavir is a potent selective inhibitor of HIV-1 and HIV-2. The mechanism of action as to HIV, is the inhibition of the enzyme reverse transcriptase of HIV, an event that causes chain termination and stopping the replication cycle of the virus.

ATC Classification

Code
Title
Category
J05AF06
Abacavir
J Antiinfectives for systemic use → J05 Antivirals for systemic use → J05A Direct acting antivirals → J05AF Nucleoside and nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitors

Trade names

Trade name
Countries

Australia Austria Canada Cyprus Netherlands

Trade names (in combination): EPZICOM KIVALA KIVEXA TRIUMEQ TRIZIVIR

Product Monographs

Monograph
Type
Country
ZIAGEN Oral solution
MPI, EU: SmPC
ZIAGEN Film-coated tablet
MPI, EU: SmPC