Abacavir/Lamivudine (ABC/3TC) (120mg/60mg) Dispersible, Scored Tablets Job Aid and Training Slides

Abacavir/Lamivudine (ABC/3TC) (120mg/60mg) Dispersible, Scored Tablets Job Aid and Training Slides

ABC/3TC dispersible, scored tablets are an optimal, combined formulation (i.e., a fixed-dose combination) of ABC and 3TC single formulations for the treatment of HIV in children. They are used in combination with other ARVs and have the following advantages over single ABC and 3TC formulations: 

  • They only need to be administered once a da this significantly decreases the pill burden and improves adherence.
  • They are scored and dispersible - this means that they can be split/crushed and mixed with a small amount of water for children who cannot swallow whole tablets .
Type
Manuals and Toolkits
Topic
HIV/AIDS
Language
English
Publisher
National Department of Health
Year
2021