my 12 year daughter was started on it on nov 25th 2009 and developed severe bone marrow supression. This resulted in fall of hemoglobin, platelates, and all the other cells in the blood. and eventually dead on 13 jan after staying in hospital from 6 dec.
21 Feb 2010
This is from http://www.drugs.com/sfx/abacavir-side-effects.html
"... Hematologic side effects have included anemia (Hgb less than 6.9 g/dL), neutropenia (ANC less than 750/mm3), thrombocytopenia (platelets less than 50,000/mm3), and leukopenia (WBC less than 1500/mm3) when abacavir was administered with lamivudine and zidovudine. The reported frequencies were similar to those observed during clinical trials with zidovudine and lamivudine administration. Agranulocytosis has been reported after the addition of abacavir to a multi-drug regimen. Rarely, eosinophilia has been reported."
- Abacavir Information for Consumers
- Abacavir Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Abacavir (detailed)
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