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Aptivus Coupon - Aptivus 250mg capsule
Aptivus

Tipranavir

TIPRANAVIR 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. Compare HIV protease inhibitors.
Aptivus Coupon - Aptivus 250mg capsule
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Aptivus Side Effects

What should I watch for?

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 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 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.

Some products may contain alcohol. Ask your pharmacist or healthcare provider if this medicine contains alcohol. Be sure to tell all healthcare providers you are taking this medicine. Certain medicines, like metronidazole and disulfiram, can cause an unpleasant reaction when taken with alcohol. The reaction includes flushing, headache, nausea, vomiting, sweating, and increased thirst. The reaction can last from 30 minutes to several hours.

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Interactions with Medications

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

Less common

Bleeding gums

confusion

cough producing mucus

coughing up blood

difficulty with breathing or swallowing

dizziness

fever

general feeling of tiredness or weakness

headache

increased menstrual flow or vaginal bleeding

loss of appetite

nausea or vomiting

nosebleeds

paralysis

prolonged bleeding from cuts

red or black, tarry, or light-colored stools

red or dark brown urine

shortness of breath

sudden severe weakness

tightness in the chest

unusual bleeding

upper right abdominal or stomach pain

wheezing

yellow eyes and skin

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common

Diarrhea

Less common

Abdominal or stomach pain

cough

discouragement

fat redistribution

feeling sad or empty

irritability

lack of appetite

lack or loss of strength

loss of interest or pleasure

rash

sleeplessness

trouble concentrating

trouble sleeping

unable to sleep

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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