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Abacavir/lamivudine Zentiva 600 mg/300 mg film-coated tablets

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Read time: 39 mins
Last updated: 21 Jan 2019
Published: 03 Sep 2020

4.1 Therapeutic indications

Abacavir/lamivudine is indicated in antiretroviral combination therapy for the treatment of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection in adults, adolescents and children weighing at least 25 kg (see sections 4.4 and 5.1).

Before initiating treatment with abacavir, screening for carriage of the HLA-B*5701 allele should be performed in any HIV-infected patient, irrespective of racial origin (see section 4.4). Abacavir should not be used in patients known to carry the HLA-B*5701 allele.

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