Common side effects that may occur are:
Inform your doctor if the side effects become severe and bothersome.
Abacavir can also cause hypersensitivity reaction (HSR) characterised by fever, worsening of cough or breathlessness, severe abdominal pain, rashes, severe diarrhea and/or vomiting. It can occur at any time during treatment with Abacavir, especially during the first 6 weeks of treatment initiation. Monitor for such symptoms closely and inform your doctor immediately if these signs and symptoms appear or become severe. These symptoms will usually resolve upon discontinuation of medication.
Abacavir may also affect the cholesterol levels, blood glucose levels and liver enzymes level. Your doctor will routinely monitor the levels prior to the treatment initiation and while your child is on this medication.