Abacavir is a drug used for the effective treatment of HIV. In some cases, however, it can cause hypersensitivity reactions, meaning that treatment has to be stopped.
Abacavir and DNA analysis
Hypersensitivity to abacavir can be predicted to some extent on the basis of your genes.
DNA analysis can therefore be an important tool in optimising your medication.
Want to optimise your own use of medication?
An iGene Passport will give you an insight into your own DNA profile within 6 weeks. Amongst other things, you will receive practical information on your sensitivity to certain drugs. By sharing this information with your doctor, you increase the likelihood that he or she will select the right drugs and dosage for you more quickly.
PLEASE NOTE: you should NEVER stop or change your medication yourself; always consult a doctor. Your iGene Passport is only intended to inform you about scientific knowledge of drugs in relation to your DNA profile. It is not a medical tool.
iGene: live a happier life thanks to the latest scientific insights
If you make use of the iGene message service, you will continue to receive information based on the latest scientific insights.
This means that if important discoveries are made in the future relating to enzyme activity and muscle relaxants, you will be able to benefit from them straight away.