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Tipranavir

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Uses
Dosing
Safety
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Notes

    Related terms
    • Brand Names: U.S.: Aptivus®
    • Brand Names: Canada: Aptivus®
    • Mexican Brand Names: Aptivus
    • Pharmacologic Category: Antiretroviral Agent, Protease Inhibitor

    Uses
    • It is used to treat HIV infection.
    • Tipranavir works to harm the virus and fight the infection.

    Dosing

    How to take

    • To gain the most benefit, do not miss doses.
    • Take with or without food. Take with food if it causes an upset stomach.
    • Swallow capsule whole. Do not chew, break, or crush.

    Missed Dose

    • Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
    • If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time.
    • Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.
    • Do not change the dose or stop this drug. Talk with the doctor.

    Storage

    • Store at room temperature. Throw away any part not used after 2 months.
    • Protect from water. Do not store in a bathroom or kitchen.

    Safety



    Warnings

    • Rare reports of bleeding into the brain have happened. Harm to the liver has also been reported. Patients with liver disease might have more chance of having this problem. Talk with your doctor.
    • Unsafe side effects may happen. This drug cannot be taken while you are taking some other drugs. Check all the drugs you are taking with your doctor.

    Avoid

    • If you have an allergy to tipranavir or any other part of this drug.
    • Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
    • If you have a sulfa (sulfonamide) allergy, talk with your doctor.
    • If you are not taking ritonavir.
    • If you have very bad liver disease.

    Precautions

    • Do not run out of this drug.
    • If you have high blood sugar (diabetes), talk with your doctor. This drug may raise blood sugar.
    • If you have hemophilia, talk with your doctor.
    • If you have liver disease, talk with your doctor.
    • Have your blood work checked often. Talk with your doctor.
    • Check all drugs you are taking with your doctor. This drug may not mix well with some other drugs.
    • Do not take St John's wort with this drug. This drug may not work as well.
    • Talk with your doctor before using other aspirin, products that have aspirin, blood thinners, garlic, ginseng, ginkgo, ibuprofen or like products, pain drugs, or vitamin E.
    • To protect from diseases caused by having sex, use a latex condom.
    • Use birth control that you can trust to stop pregnancy in HIV disease.
    • Do not use a hormone-related kind of birth control.
    • Do not breast-feed if you have HIV disease and live in the U.S.

    Side Effects

    • High cholesterol level.
    • High triglyceride level.
    • Headache.
    • Upset stomach or throwing up. Many small meals, good mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help.
    • Loose stools.
    • Change in body fat.
    • Feeling tired or weak.
    • Very bad bleeding may rarely happen.
    • Harm to the liver may rarely happen.

    Contact a healthcare provider

    • If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away.
    • Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat.
    • Very bad belly pain.
    • Very upset stomach or throwing up.
    • Very bad headache.
    • Any bruising or bleeding.
    • Change in thinking clearly and with logic.
    • Dark urine or yellow skin or eyes.
    • Not able to eat.
    • Feeling very tired or weak.
    • Any rash.
    • Health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.

    General Statements

    • If you have a very bad allergy, wear an allergy ID at all times.
    • Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else's drugs.
    • Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
    • Most drugs may be thrown away in household trash after mixing with coffee grounds or kitty litter and sealing in a plastic bag.
    • In Canada, take any unused drugs to the pharmacy. Also, visit http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hl-vs/iyh-vsv/med/disposal-defaire-eng.php#th to learn about the right way to get rid of unused drugs.
    • Keep a list of all your drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your doctor.
    • Call your doctor for help with any side effects. If in the U.S., you may also call the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or if in Canada, you may also call Health Canada's Vigilance Program at 1-866-234-2345.
    • Talk with the doctor before starting any new drug, including OTC, natural products, or vitamins.

    Author information
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    The information in this monograph is intended for informational purposes only, and is meant to help users better understand health concerns. Information is based on review of scientific research data, historical practice patterns, and clinical experience. This information should not be interpreted as specific medical advice. Users should consult with a qualified healthcare provider for specific questions regarding therapies, diagnosis and/or health conditions, prior to making therapeutic decisions.

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