Ziagen is a prescription medication that is used to treat HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) and AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). Ziagen contains the antiviral drug abacavir. Abacavir works by stopping HIV from multiplying. Ziagen is not a cure for HIV or AIDS.
Make sure to always read the patient information and instructions before using this medication. Always follow your doctor’s directions.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist:
You should also know:
Common side effects of Ziagen include but are not limited to:
Get medical help if you have any of the following side effects of abacavir:
What should I do if I miss a dose of Ziagen?
If you miss a dose of Ziagen, you should take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip your missed dose. Refill your prescription before it runs out. Speak to your doctor if you miss several doses.
What is the strength of Ziagen?
Ziagen and the generic alternative abacavir are both available in the strength of 300mg.