Abacavir and Lamivudine

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


Abacavir and Lamivudine are antiretroviral medications primarily used in the treatment of HIV/AIDS. Abacavir belongs to the nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI) class, while Lamivudine is a NRTI with activity against both HIV and hepatitis B.

Antiretroviral therapy (ART) is essential for managing HIV/AIDS, suppressing the virus, and preserving immune function. Abacavir and Lamivudine play a crucial role in combination therapy, enhancing treatment efficacy.

Abacavir and Lamivudine underwent rigorous clinical trials before receiving approval from regulatory authorities as effective and safe antiretroviral agents. These medications are available under various brand names globally, making them accessible to a broad spectrum of patients.



Prescription only

Pregnancy & Lactation