Last update April 6, 2023

Abacavir (ABC) / Lamivudine (3TC)

Very Low Risk

Safe. Compatible. Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.

Abacavir/lamivudine is a fixed-dose combination of two antiretrovirals, both nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs), used to treat HIV/AIDS in combination with other antiretrovirals. Oral administration.

Both abacavir and lamivudine are compatible with lactation.

The commentary and bibliography can be consulted in the abacavir and lamivudine files.

This combination is considered essential medication by the WHO. (WHO 2021)

See below the information of these related products:

  • Abacavir (ABC) ( Safe. Compatible. Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.)
  • Lamivudine (3TC) ( Safe. Compatible. Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.)


We do not have alternatives for Abacavir (ABC) / Lamivudine (3TC) since it is relatively safe.

Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM team of health professionals, and are based on updated scientific publications. It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it. The pharmaceutical industry contraindicates breastfeeding, mistakenly and without scientific reasons, in most of the drug data sheets.

Jose Maria Paricio, Founder & President of APILAM/e-Lactancia

Your contribution is essential for this service to continue to exist. We need the generosity of people like you who believe in the benefits of breastfeeding.

Thank you for helping to protect and promote breastfeeding.

José María Paricio, founder of e-lactancia.

Other names

Abacavir (ABC) / Lamivudine (3TC) in other languages or writings:


Abacavir (ABC) / Lamivudine (3TC) belongs to this group or family:


Main tradenames from several countries containing Abacavir (ABC) / Lamivudine (3TC) in its composition:


  1. WHO. World Health Organization. Model List of Essential Medicines. 22nd List. 2021

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