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Kivexa (Abacavir/Lamivudine)

Qty-Price (USD)
Type: drug type
Product: Kivexa Tablet
Manufacturer: ViiV Healthcare
Country: Canada
Dosage: 600 mg/300 mg

Generic Equivalent of Kivexa
Qty-Price (USD)
Type: drug type
Product: Abacavir/Lamivudine Tablet
Manufacturer: Generic
Country: Canada
Dosage: 600 mg/300 mg

Kivexa Information

Kivexa Details (Brand and Generic) currently offers the brand Kivexa from Canada manufactured by ViiV Healthcare. The generic Abacavir/Lamivudine is also available from Canada by a different manufacturer.


The brand Kivexa and its generic Abacavir/Lamivudine are available in the strength of 600 mg/300 mg tablets.


Kivexa (Abacavir/Lamivudine) is a medicine used in combination with other antiretrovirals to treat Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection. Kivexa contains the active ingredients abacavir sulfate and lamivudine. These belong to a group of anti-retroviral medicines called nucleoside analogue reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs), which are used to treat HIV infection. Kivexa does not cure HIV; it reduces the amount of virus in your body, and keeps it at a low level. It also increases the CD4 cell count in your blood which are a type of white blood cells that are important in helping your body fight infection. You must be sure to be seen regularly by your health care provider. Take Kivexa exactly as your doctor has advised you, and try not to miss any doses. Kivexa can be taken with or without food. Swallow the tablet whole with water. Kivexa is not recommended for the treatment of children and adolescents weighing less than 25 kg as the necessary dose adjustment cannot be made.

Side Effects and Precautions

The common side effects of Kivexa are nausea, vomiting; diarrhea, upper abdominal pain; headache, fever, lethargy (unusual lack of energy), fatigue; trouble sleeping; depression/depressed mood; loss of appetite; hair loss; joint and muscle pain; abacavir hypersensitivity and skin rash (without any other illness); serious skin reactions and severe anemia. Stop using Kivexa and contact your doctor right away if you have any of the serious side effects such as:
• Easy bruising/bleeding;
• Hypersensitivity to abacavir: serious allergic reaction with symptoms such as fever, skin rash, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea;
• Joint pain, numbness/tingling of the hands/feet/arms/legs;
• Lactic Acidosis and Severe Liver Problems with symptoms such as feeling of weakness, loss of appetite, sudden unexplained weight loss, upset stomach and difficulty breathing or rapid breathing;
• Mental/mood changes (such as depression, anxiety);
• Signs of an overactive thyroid (such as irritability, nervousness, heat intolerance, irregular heartbeat, bulging eyes, unusual growth in the neck);
• Severe headaches;
• Signs of a certain nerve problem known as Guillain-Barre syndrome (such as unsteadiness, loss of coordination, trouble swallowing/speaking/chewing, trouble moving your eyes);
• Vision changes, signs of infection (such as fever, chills)

Warnings and Interactions

Do not use Kivexa if you previously had an allergic reaction to the active ingredient abacavir; you previously had an allergic reaction to the active ingredient lamivudine; have the HLA-B* 5701 gene variation; have liver disease.

Before you start using Kivexa, inform your doctor about your medical history, especially if you have:
• Been tested and know whether or not you have a gene variation called HLA-B*5701;
• Been using alcohol;
• Disease of the pancreas;
• Kidney or liver disease (including hepatitis B or C);
• Previously taken any other NRTI class medicine

Some HIV medicines including Kivexa may increase your risk of heart attack. If you have heart problems, smoke or suffer from diseases that increase your risk of heart disease such as high blood pressure and diabetes, tell your healthcare professional. Your blood sugar levels (glucose) or level of fats in your blood may increase with HIV treatment. Your healthcare professional will decide when to do blood tests, to check for these and other side effects, and will interpret the results. If you are pregnant, or planning to become pregnant, talk to your healthcare professional before taking Kivexa. It is not known if Kivexa is safe to use during pregnancy. Do not breastfeed while taking this medicine. There is a risk of passing HIV-1 to your baby if you breastfeed and could harm your baby This drug may make you dizzy. Alcohol or marijuana (cannabis) can make you more dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs alertness until you can do it safely. Limit alcoholic beverages. Alcohol may also increase the risk of liver problems and pancreatitis.

Tell your healthcare professional about all the medicines you take, including any drugs, vitamins, minerals, natural supplements or alternative medicines. The drugs that may interact with Kivexa include Emtricitabine, to treat HIV; Methadone, to treat pain and drug addiction; Retinoids, to treat skin conditions; Riociguat, to treat high blood pressure; Sorbitol-containing medicines (usually liquids); Trimethoprim sulphamethoxazole (co-trimoxazole), an antibiotic. Kivexa should not be taken with 3TC/ Heptovir; Combivir; Ziagen; Truvada; Complera; Atripla; Emtriva.

Questions and Answers

Why is Kivexa more affordable from Canada than the United States?

In general, all drug prices, not only Kivexa, are more affordable to order from Canada because the price of both the brand and generic medication is regulated by the government. Also, since we established in 2006, our vision is to provide safe and affordable medication to people in the US.

Is it safe to buy Kivexa from your pharmacy?

Our products are sourced only from facilities certified by authorities in the countries we import them from. has a rigorous process for selecting our partners, so that you, our customer, get the safest medicine. We are also a Certified Canadian Pharmacy that adheres to the requirements imposed by the Province of British Columbia.

How much does Kivexa tablets cost in Canada?

At our pharmacy, the cost of Kivexa 600 mg/300 mg starts at $922.99 for 30 tablets and the generic starts at $499.99 for 30 tablets.

How much is the shipping?

Our shipping fee is a flat rate of $10.00 per order. Our pharmacy focuses on getting you the lowest prices on high quality products.

How do I order from your pharmacy?

Ordering Kivexa from us is very simple. You can place the order online or call Customer Service at 1866.920.3784. For additional information or for the ordering process, visit our How to Order page.

Are your Kivexa prices competitive?

Yes, we are proud to offer some of the most competitive prices across Canadian pharmacies. In some cases, we might be able to either match or beat our competitors' prices. Please call our friendly customer service at 1866.920.3784.

Is there a limit on how many Kivexa I am allowed to order at one time? can only dispense a maximum of a three-month supply of Kivexa at one time, as per your doctor's prescription.

Can I buy Kivexa over the counter from you?

No, Kivexa requires a valid prescription from your doctor. We do not sell this product without a valid prescription.

Do you ship to the United States?

Yes, we do. It usually takes between 7 and 18 business days to receive your order from our pharmacy.

Is there a generic for Kivexa?

Yes, there is a generic alternative for this product called Abacavir/Lamivudine.

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