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What the FDA Relabeling of Abacavir Means for You and Your Patient


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Slide 19

November 2008

Providers can also inform the patients that they are at lower risk of a serious hypersensitivity reaction when taking abacavir, however, hypersensitivity reaction can still occur because a negative test result is not 100% predictive.

Finally, patients with unknown HLA-B*5701 status should be tested prior to reinitiating abacavir treatment, even if they tolerated abacavir previously.

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