| Agenerase |
This medication is used to treat HIV infection in combination with other anti-HIV medications.
- This medicine is not a cure for HIV infection but has shown positive results.
- The long-term effects are unknown at this time.
- Keep all doctor appointments and laboratory tests, which will help monitor your progress.
- Be aware that this medicine does not reduce the risk of passing the virus to others through sexual contact or blood contamination.
- This is a potent medicine which should not be shared.
- Do not allow anyone else to use your medication.
- Store at room temperature (77 degrees F or 25 degrees C) away from light and moisture.
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- HOW TO USE THIS MEDICATION: Take this drug by mouth, generally twice daily or as directed, with or without food.
- Avoid taking this with a high fat meal.
- Do not take more or less of this drug than prescribed, or stop taking it (or other HIV medicines) unless directed to do so by your doctor.
- The solid (capsule) and liquid forms of this drug are not interchangeable milligram per milligram.
- Consult your pharmacist.
- Separate doses of this drug from antacids or didanosine by at least one hour to improve absorption into the bloodstream.
- Do not take vitamin E supplements unless directed to do so by your doctor; this drug contains vitamin E.
- Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and stomach pain may occur.
- If these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor promptly.
- Report promptly unusual increases in thirst or urination.
- Unlikely but report promptly skin rash, mental/mood changes or weight gain.
- Very unlikely but report promptly tingling or numbness sensations.
- If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
- Tell your doctor your medical history, including any allergies (including sulfa drugs), diabetes, high blood cholesterol or fats (lipids), liver, blood disorders (hemophilia), digestive disorders (malabsorption), This medication should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy.
- Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
- It is not known whether this drug is excreted into breast milk.
- Avoid breast-feeding because breast milk can transmit HIV.
- Consult your doctor or pharmacist for any questions.
- Caution is advised when this drug is used in the elderly, as this group may be more prone to drug side effects.
- If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember.
- If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
- Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.
- Tell your doctor of all nonprescription and prescription medication you may use, especially astemizole, terfenadine, cisapride, sildenafil; rifamycins (e.g., rifampin, rifabutin); bepridil; ergot drugs (dihydroergotamine, ergotamine); midazolam, triazolam; drugs for irregular heartbeats (antiarrhythmics such as amiodarone, IV lidocaine, quinidine); tricyclic antidepressants (e.g., amitriptyline); diabetes medicines (e.g., insulin, metformin); "blood thinners" (e.g., warfarin); certain anti-seizure drugs (e.g., phenobarbital, phenytoin, carbamazepine); "statin" drugs for cholesterol (e.g., lovastatin, simvastatin); dapsone, erythromycin, itraconazole; certain benzodiazepines (e.g., diazepam, alprazolam); certain calcium channel blockers (e.g., diltiazem, nifedipine, nicardipine); other anti-HIV drugs (such as delavirdine, efavirenz, nevirapine, didanosine, ritonavir); clozapine, loratadine, pimozide, cimetidine, and St John's wort.
- Amprenavir may decrease the effectiveness of hormone-type birth control.
- Consult your doctor or pharmacist about using other birth control methods.
- Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.