Trizivir (Abacavir, Lamivudine, and Zidovudine)

General Information

Trizivir (Abacavir, Lamivudine, and Zidovudine) is a prescription used to treat adults and children with at least 88 pounds (40kg) who has HIV infection. HIV is Human Immunodeficiency Virus that usually comes from sexual contact. It may also come from other things that the infection is present. Trizivir will help you lessen the infection of HIV in your body. 

Why use Trizivir (Abacavir, Lamivudine, and Zidovudine)?

Trizivir has a combination of three medicines:

These are all medication used for the treatment of HIV. They’re combined together in one pill for the better treatment. These medicines can also reduce the risk of HIV transmission. Trizivir has already been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). 

How does Trizivir (Abacavir, Lamivudine, and Zidovudine) work?

The three combined medicines of Trizivir works by blocking an HIV enzyme called reverse transcriptase. It (enzyme) is a protein increases the speed of a chemical reaction. These three medicines will prevent HIV from multiplying. It can also reduce the amount of HIV that is in your body. Taking Trizivir with other medications of HIV will help you live longer and live healthily. 

How to use Trizivir (Abacavir, Lamivudine, and Zidovudine)?

This medication is taken by mouth with or without food. This is usually taken once a day. If your doctor gave you an instruction, follow it promptly. Do not change your dosing schedule or dose without the advice of your doctor. If you missed a dosage and it’s almost time for your next dose, never mind the missed dose and follow the fixed time of your doctor’s prescription.

 What are the side-effects of Trizivir (Abacavir, Lamivudine, and Zidovudine)?

Here are some side-effects that may happen while taking this medication:

  • Fever
  • Rash
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • A cough and sore throat

If these side effects persist or worsen, seek for medical attention right away. 

Warnings and Precautions

The following lists are the things that you need to give attention with while using this drug:

  • Do not use if the original seal is missing or broken.
  • Inform your health care if you any medical history or present medications.
  • If an allergic reaction occurs consult your doctor immediately.
  • Do not breastfeed if you are taking Trizivir or if you have HIV.
  • Keep all your medications away from the reach of children.