Hypersensitivity reactions to Abacavir (Ziagen, Trizivir and Epzicom): FDA does not recommended skin patch for screening

FDA  recommends the clinical diagnosis of hypersensitivity reactions to Abacavir, instead of using the skin patch testing. From the FDA Drug Safety Newsletter Vol. 2 Number 1, 2009: Abacavir (Marketed as Ziagen) and Abacavir-Combination Products (Marketed as Trizivir and Epzicom): Hypersensitivity Reaction, HLA-B*5701, and Skin Patch Testing Abstract: As of July 2008, the Boxed Warning […]

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