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



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What is this medicine?

TIPRANAVIR (tip RA na veer) is an antiretroviral medicine. It is used with other medicines to treat HIV. This medicine is not a cure for HIV. It will not stop the spread of HIV to others.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • diabetes
  • hemophilia
  • if you are taking any female hormones, like estrogens or progestins and birth control pills, patches, rings, or injections
  • liver disease
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to tipranavir, sulfa medicines, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take this medicine with food. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. For your anti- HIV therapy to work as well as possible, take each dose exactly as prescribed. Do not skip doses or stop your medicine even if you feel better. Skipping doses may make the HIV virus resistant to this medicine and other medicines. Do not stop taking except on your doctor's advice.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
  • cisapride
  • medicines for cholesterol like cerivastatin, lovastatin, simvastatin
  • medicines for headaches like dihydroergotamine, ergonovine, ergotamine, methylergonovine
  • medicines for irregular heart beat like amiodarone, bepridil, flecainide, propafenone, quinidine
  • midazolam
  • pimozide
  • ranolazine
  • red yeast rice
  • rifampin
  • rifapentine
  • St. John's wort
  • triazolam

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

  • clarithromycin
  • cyclosporine
  • disulfiram
  • female hormones, like estrogens or progestins and birth control pills, patches, rings, or injections
  • medicines for blood pressure like diltiazem, felodipine, verapamil
  • medicines for cholesterol like atorvastatin
  • medicines for depression, anxiety, or psychotic disturbances
  • medicines for diabetes
  • medicines for erectile dysfunction
  • medicines for fungal infections like fluconazole, ketoconazole, itraconazole, voriconazole
  • meperidine
  • methadone
  • metronidazole
  • other medicines for HIV
  • rifabutin
  • sirolimus
  • tacrolimus
  • warfarin

               
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