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- Abacavir/lamivudine comes in tablet form. It is usually taken by mouth just once a day.
- It does not matter if you take abacavir/lamivudine with or without food. If the medicine bothers your stomach, try taking it with food.
- Try to take abacavir/lamivudine at the same time every day to maintain an even level of the medication in your blood.
- For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. It is very important that you closely follow your healthcare provider's instructions about taking abacavir/lamivudine. Missing doses can increase the chance of the virus developing resistance to abacavir/lamivudine (making it less effective).