ABHOPE Abacavir 50mg & 300mg Injection

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DESCRIPTION

ABHOPE (Abacavir) is a prescription drug used treat  HIV infection. It works by preventing multiplication of HIV virus and thereby stop producing new HIV viruses.

Manufacturer : Abbott

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Strengths available :  50mg & 300mg

Storage : Store at temperature between 2ºC – 8 ºC.

Dosage :  

Oral candidiasis (Adult) :

1 ml of a 100 mg/ml oral suspension 4 times daily retained in the mouth for a few minutes before swallowing or 10 mg loz dissolved in the mouth 4 times daily, increased to 8 loz daily if necessary or 100-200 mg tab/suspension 4 times daily. Continue for 48 hr after lesions have cleared.

Intravenous -Severe systemic fungal infections (Adult) :

If needed, test dose of 1 mg infused over 20-30 minutes. Initial dose: 250 mcg/kg daily, increased gradually to a max of 1 mg/kg/day. For seriously ill patients, up to 1.5 mg/kg may be given daily or on alternate days may be needed. Daily dose is infused over 2-4 hr at a concentration of 100 mcg/ml in glucose 5%. If treatment is interrupted for more than 7 days, then restart at 250 mcg/kg daily and increase slowly.

Severe meningitis ( Adult):

If needed, test dose of 1 mg infused over 20-30 minutes. Initially, 25 mcg increased gradually to the max that can be tolerated without excessive discomfort. Usual dose: 0.25-1 mg 2-4 times a wk.

Intravenous (Aspergillosis, disseminated Adult) :

 If needed, test dose of 1 mg infused over 20-30 minutes. 0.6-0.7 mg/kg daily for 3-6 mth.

SIDE EFFECTS

Most common side effects are  Fatigue, Headache, Nausea, Vomiting, Ear infection, Nasal infection, Throat infection, Skin rash, Fever, Chills, Abnormal dreams, Dizziness.

PACK SIZE

Pack of 1 vial

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