Positively Aware Ziagen


abacavir (ABC)

Recommended as component of initial regimen for most people when used in combination with dolutegravir and lamivudine (as Triumeq)
Nucleoside "Nuke"

Standard Dose

Two 300 mg tablets once daily (or one 300 mg tablet twice daily), without regard to food.

For adults and children at least 3 months of age and older. In children Ziagen is dosed based on body weight. See the package insert for weight-based dosing. Tablets may be crushed or split and added to a small amount of semi-solid food or liquid. Ziagen is also available as an oral solution (20 mg/mL) (strawberry-banana flavor) for children and adults who are not able to swallow the tablets. Must be taken in combination with another antiretroviral(s) which does not contain the medication in this drug.

Dose adjustment is not needed for people with kidney impairment. Dose adjustment is needed for people with mild liver impairment (200 mg twice daily). Ziagen should not be used in people with moderate or severe liver disease.

Generic is available.


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(877) 844-8872


300 mg tablet, 60 tablets: $670.37/month
generic abacavir
300 mg tablet, 60 tablets: $602.71/month

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