abacavir, lamivudine, and zidovudine (cont.)
IN THIS ARTICLE
- What is abacavir, lamivudine, and zidovudine (Trizivir) (Trizivir)?
- What are the possible side effects of abacavir, lamivudine, and zidovudine (Trizivir) (Trizivir)?
- What is the most important information I should know about abacavir, lamivudine, and zidovudine (Trizivir) (Trizivir)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking abacavir, lamivudine, and zidovudine (Trizivir) (Trizivir)?
- How should I take abacavir, lamivudine, and zidovudine (Trizivir) (Trizivir)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Trizivir)?
- What happens if I overdose (Trizivir)?
- What should I avoid while taking abacavir, lamivudine, and zidovudine (Trizivir) (Trizivir)?
- What other drugs will affect abacavir, lamivudine, and zidovudine (Trizivir) (Trizivir)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Trizivir)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the medicine at the next regularly scheduled time. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
Do not allow this medicine to run out completely before you get your prescription refilled. It is important that you not stop taking the medicine once you have started. If you miss several doses, you may have a dangerous or even fatal allergic reaction once you start taking the medicine again. If you stop taking Trizivir for any reason, talk to your doctor before you start taking the medication again.
What happens if I overdose (Trizivir)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine. Overdose symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, headache, dizziness, drowsiness, lethargy, and confusion.
What should I avoid while taking abacavir, lamivudine, and zidovudine (Trizivir) (Trizivir)?
Avoid taking Trizivir with other medications that also contain abacavir, lamivudine, or zidovudine, such as Combivir, Epivir, Epzicom, or Ziagen.
Avoid having unprotected sex or sharing needles, razors, or toothbrushes. Taking this medication will not prevent you from passing HIV to other people. Talk with your doctor about safe methods of preventing HIV transmission during sex. Sharing drug or medicine needles is never safe, even for a healthy person.
What other drugs will affect abacavir, lamivudine, and zidovudine (Trizivir) (Trizivir)?
Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you are using any of the following drugs:
- methadone (Methadose, Dolophine);
- ribavirin (Copegus, Rebetron, Virazole);
- interferon (Rebetron, Roferon, Intron, Alferon, Infergen, Avonex, Rebif, Betaseron, Actimune);
- sulfa drugs such as Bactrim or Septra;
- doxorubicin (Adriamycin);
- ganciclovir (Cytovene); or
- these other HIV medicines - emtricitabine (Emtriva, Truvada), zalcitabine (Hivid), stavudine (Zerit), or zidovudine (Retrovir).
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with Trizivir. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about abacavir, lamivudine, and zidovudine (Trizivir).
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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