Boehringer Ingelheim | Aptivus (Medication)
Aptivus/tipranavir is an antiviral medication in a group of HIV medicines called protease inhibitors. Aptivus prevents human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) cells from multiplying in your body. Aptivus is used to treat HIV, which causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Aptivus is not a cure for HIV or AIDS. Aptivus may also be used for other purposes.
It is a reatment of HIV-1 infected patients who are treatment-experienced and infected with HIV-1 strains resistant to more than one protease inhibitor, in combination with ritonavir. ...
Stop taking Aptivus and contact your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:severe skin rash, blistering, peeling, or sunburn; increased urination or extreme thirst; easy bruising or bleeding; or signs of a new infection, such as fever or chills, cough, skin lesions, or flu symptoms.
Less serious side effects may include:mild nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain; headache, tired feeling; or changes in the shape or location of body fat (especially in your arms, legs, face, neck, breasts, and waist). ...
Do not use this medication if you are allergic to tipranavir, if you have moderate to severe liver disease.
Prior to using this medication inform your healthcare provider about any prescription and non prescription drugs you are taking. Some drugs can cause life-threatening side effects if you use them while you are taking tipranavir.
If you have certain conditions, you may need a dose adjustment or special tests to safely use this medication. Before using Aptivus, tell your doctor if you have:liver disease (especially hepatitis B or C); diabetes; high cholesterol or triglycerides; a bleeding disorder such as hemophilia; or if you are allergic to sulfa drugs. ...