Abacavir (ABC)

CAS NO: 136470-78-5
Batch Molecular FormulaC14H18N6O
Batch Molecular Weight286.332 g/mol
Physical AppearanceWhite to off white Solid
Melting point165 °C (329 °F)
StorageStore at RT
Batch Molecular Structure

Abacavir, often referred to by its abbreviation ABC, is a medication used in the treatment of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) infection. It belongs to a class of drugs known as nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs) and is typically prescribed as part of a combination therapy to manage HIV. Here are the primary uses of abacavir (ABC):

  1. HIV Infection: Abacavir is used in combination with other antiretroviral drugs to control the replication of HIV in the body. It helps lower the viral load (the amount of HIV in the blood) and increase the number of CD4 T-cells, which are important for a healthy immune system. The goal of HIV treatment is to suppress the virus and slow the progression of HIV to AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome).

It’s important to note that abacavir is not a cure for HIV, but it can effectively manage the virus and improve the quality and length of life for individuals with HIV. Abacavir should only be used under the supervision of a healthcare provider who specializes in HIV treatment, and it is typically prescribed as part of a comprehensive antiretroviral therapy (ART) regimen tailored to the individual’s specific needs and circumstances.


HIV DRUG – nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors.

  • Abacavir tablets and oral solution, in combination with other antiretroviral agents, are indicated for the treatment of HIV-1 infection.
  • Abacavir should always be used in combination with other antiretroviral agents. Abacavir should not be added as a single agent when antiretroviral regimens are changed due to loss of virologic response.