Epzicom (Abacavir / Lamivudine)

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Therapeutic Class: Antiviral/HIV: Epzicom (Abacavir and Lamivudine)

Active Ingredient: The active ingredients present in Epzicom are Abacavir and Lamivudine.

Drug Information: Epzicom is the trade name for the combination medicine Abacavir and Lamivudine. It is a prescription medicine used to treat and prevent Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection.

How does Epzicom work?

Epzicom is a combination tablet of two anti-HIV medicines namely Abacavir and Lamivudine indicated in the treatment of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection in children, adolescents as well as adults. Both the medications belong to a class of antiretroviral drugs named as nucleoside analogues and both are nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs). Both of these drugs work by inhibiting the action of enzyme, reverse transcriptase (which is formed by HIV that permits it cause cell infection together with producing more viruses). Epzicom thus works by minimizing the quantity of HIV in the blood along with keeping it at a low level. The combination medicine does not cure HIV infection or AIDS, but can help interrupt the destruction to the immune system as well as helps to delay the development of infections allied with AIDS or HIV.

How to use Epzicom?

Epzicom must be prescribed only on a physician’s prescription. Prior to the treatment with Abacavir, there is a test which is compulsory in order to check whether they have a gene named as ‘HLA-B (type 5701)’. If the gene is present in patient that means he or she is at an increased risk of hypersensitive reaction to Abacavir, thus they must not consume Epzicom. The medicine must be taken as one tablet once a day. And it is only prescribed to patients with weight at least 25 kg.

What if I miss the dose of Epzicom?

In case of a missed dose try to take it as soon as possible unless it is close to the time to take your next dose. Avoid taking a double dose of Epzicom. You must contact your nearby health care provider in case you miss doses for further instructions.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

The most common side effects associated with Epzicom include:

  • Allergic (hypersensitivity reactions)
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhoea
  • Muscle problems
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Joint pain
  • Nasal problems (including runny and irritated nose)
  • Fatigue
  • Lack of sleep
  • As well as loss of appetite

This list may not describe all possible side effects. Seek medical help right away if you feel anything serious.

What are the drug interactions associated with Epzicom tablet?

It is always important to inform the doctor or pharmacist regarding all the medicines such as prescription, non-prescription or over-the-counter (OTC) drugs you have been taking before initiating the treatment with Epzicom. Epzicom must not be consumed with any other drugs containing Lamivudine or medicinal products with Emtricitabine. Also it is recommended not to take a combination of Lamivudine with Cladribine.

Precautions:

  • Discontinue the use of this medication in case any hypersensitivity reaction is suspected.
  • Epzicom is not prescribed to patients having HLA-B*5701 allele.
  • Elderly patients (over 65 years of age) or children (less than 12 years age) should not take the medication.
  • The medicine is not for patients with moderate as well as severe hepatic impairment.

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