Abacavir Pharmacology

Abacavir is a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor used in the management of HIV.

In patients who have the HLA-B*5701 allele, they are at much greater risk for hypersensitivity reactions.

Lactic acidosis and hepatomegaly are potential complications with the use of abacavir.

While abacavir is not known for a large number of drug interactions, I discuss a few that you have a chance to run into.

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