Abacavir and Lamivudine Tablets

Common Brands Actos
Drug Class
Controlled Substance Classification
Not a controlled medication
Generic Status
Lower-cost generic available
Prescription only
Daisy Chau, PharmD
Daisy Chau, PharmD
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Medically reviewed by Daisy Chau, PharmD last update on 20/12/2023


Abacavir and Lamivudine Tablets are essential components in the treatment of HIV/AIDS, belonging to the nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI) class. This overview will provide a concise understanding of these tablets, their mechanism of action, and their role in managing HIV infections.

Abacavir and Lamivudine work by inhibiting the activity of the reverse transcriptase enzyme, a crucial component in the replication of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). By doing so, these medications impede the virus’s ability to reproduce and reduce the overall viral load in the body.

As nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, Abacavir and Lamivudine are often prescribed in combination with other antiretroviral drugs. This combination therapy is a cornerstone in the management of HIV/AIDS, aiming to enhance efficacy and minimize the risk of drug resistance.



Prescription only

Pregnancy & Lactation