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  • noun An antiretroviral drug used to treat HIV infections.

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Examples

  • In a study published online in The Lancet medical journal, European researchers said that the antiretroviral abacavir, which is also known as Ziagen and is included as part of many anti-AIDS regimens world-wide, almost doubled patients 'chances of heart problems.

    Glaxo AIDS Drug Shows Heart Risk in Study

  • EPZICOM contains abacavir, which is also contained in ZIAGEN (R) (abacavir sulfate) and TRIZIVIR (R) (abacavir sulfate, lamivudine, and zidovudine).

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  • A staunch advocate of genetic testing as a means of making drug therapy safer, Milano calls the abacavir hypersensitivity test, in particular, the "standard of care" for Once Upon a Country

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  • Another possibility would be a triple nucleoside analogue regimen (such as abacavir / AZT / 3TC), though these have shown limited efficacy.

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  • Another possibility would be a triple nucleoside analogue regimen (such as abacavir / AZT / 3TC), though these have shown limited efficacy.

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  • The clinical data continues to support the switching of patients from older generation molecules such as abacavir and lamivudine to Gilead's franchise.

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  • In the 517 patients who had heart attacks, 124 had recently taken didanosine and 192 had taken abacavir.

    Glaxo AIDS Drug Shows Heart Risk in Study

  • Food and Drug Administration said it would review abacavir and didanosine to see whether the drugs increase patients 'risk of heart attacks.

    Glaxo AIDS Drug Shows Heart Risk in Study

  • The European Medicines Agency said Wednesday that it would seek more information on abacavir, saying it wasn't able to draw firm conclusions about the drug's safety from the study published in the Lancet.

    Glaxo AIDS Drug Shows Heart Risk in Study

  • Two studies came out showing that abacavir, the generic name for Glaxo's Ziagen, which is a key component of Epzicom and Kivexa, could be potentially deleterious to HIV patients.

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