Directory of Drugs: Agenerase - amprenavir
What is Agenerase used for?
Agenerase is used to treat HIV-1 infection in combination with other anti-HIV medications. Agenerase belongs to the class of anti-HIV medications called protease inhibitors and should only be taken in combination with other anti-HIV medications.
Agenerase is not a cure for HIV infection. You may continue to develop infections and other complications associated with HIV disease. Agenerase has not been shown to reduce the risk of transmitting HIV to others through sexual contact or blood contamination. The long-term effects of Agenerase are not known at this time.
Who should not take Agenerase?
There are potential drug interactions that can cause serious side effects. You must not take Agenerase with:
In addition, if you take certain other medications with Agenerase, serious or life-threateningside effects can also occur. Because of this, it is very important that you tell your doctor about all the medications you are taking, including those you take without a prescription.
Special Warnings with Agenerase:
General Precautions with Agenerase:
If you are taking a blood-thinning medication or you have low vitamin K, your doctor will decide if the amount of vitamin E in Agenerase interferes with your treatment. Do not take vitamin E supplements while being treated with Agenerase, because Agenerase contains vitamin E.
Agenerase may increase the amount of fat in your body or you may notice changes in the location of your body fat. Tell your doctor if you experience any changes like these.
Do not switch from the capsule to the solution without advice from your doctor. Agenerase capsules and Agenerase oral solution are not the same on a milligram per milligram basis.
Do not take additional vitamin E because the amount of vitamin E contained in Agenerase is more than the Reference Daily Intake of vitamin E.
Do not refrigerate Agenerase capsules or oral solution. Store Agenerase at room temperature.
What should I tell my doctor or health care provider?
Tell your doctor or health care provider if you have:
What are some possible side effects of Agenerase? (This is NOT a complete list of side effects reported with Agenerase. Your health care provider can discuss with you a more complete list of side effects.)
Side effects may include:
Contact your doctor if you have nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or rash. Your doctor may be able to help you manage these symptoms. Your doctor will advise you whether your symptoms can be managed on therapy or whether Agenerase should be stopped
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