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Generic: amprenavir
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It is used with other medicines to treat HIV
               



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What may interact with this medicine?

Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
  • astemizole
  • bepridil
  • cisapride
  • delavirdine
  • dofetilide
  • flecainide
  • female hormones, like estrogens or progestins and birth control pills, patches, rings, or injections
  • medicines for headaches like dihydroergotamine, ergonovine, ergotamine, methylergonovine
  • medicines for cholesterol like atorvastatin, cerivastatin, lovastatin, simvastatin
  • midazolam
  • pimozide
  • propafenone
  • ranolazine
  • red yeast rice
  • rifampin
  • rifapentine
  • triazolam
  • St. John's wort
  • vitamin E supplements

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

  • amiodarone
  • antacids
  • cyclosporine
  • dexamethasone
  • fluticasone
  • lidocaine
  • medicines for depression, anxiety, or psychotic disturbances
  • medicines for fungal infections like ketoconazole and itraconazole
  • medicines for blood pressure like amlodipine, diltiazem, verapamil
  • medicines for seizures
  • methadone
  • other medicines for HIV
  • quinidine
  • rapamycin
  • rifabutin
  • sildenafil
  • sirolimus
  • tacrolimus
  • warfarin

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular check ups. Discuss any new symptoms with your doctor. You will need to have important blood work done while on this medicine.

HIV is spread to others through sexual or blood contact. Talk to your doctor about how to stop the spread of HIV.

Birth control pills, patches, rings, or injections may not work properly while you are taking this medicine. Talk to your doctor about using an extra method of birth control. Women who can still have children must use a reliable form of barrier contraception, like a condom or diaphragm.

This medicine contains large amounts of vitamin E. Do not take vitamin supplements that have vitamin E while you are taking this medicine.

This medicine may affect blood sugar levels. If you have diabetes, check with your doctor or health care professional before you change your diet or the dose of your diabetic medicine.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • changes in taste
  • depressed mood
  • diarrhea
  • increased hunger or thirst
  • increased urination
  • nausea, vomiting
  • stomach pain
  • tingling around the mouth
  • unusually weak or tired
  • weight gain around waist, back, or thinning of face, arms, legs

               
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