Where is Tipranavir used?
Tipranavir is used for the treatment of HIV infection. This is used with other HIV medications to help control the infection. This helps to lessen the amount of HIV in your body so your immune system can work better. This also lowers your chance of getting HIV complications and improves your quality of life.
How does Tipranavir work?
Tipranavir minimizes the ability of the virus to replicate and multiply. This also prevents it from becoming resistant to treatment. This medicine works by stopping the protease enzyme from working. This means that new copies of the virus that are produced are faulty and cannot infect more CD4 cells. There is no cure for HIV, but Tipranavir is one of several medications that lower the amount of virus in the body. This helps the immune system to recover and therefore slow down or stop the progression of the disease from HIV to AIDS.
How is Tipranavir taken?
This is usually taken twice a day by mouth or as directed by your doctor. You may take each dose with or without food. Tipranavir must be taken at the same time and in the same way each day. Drink plenty of fluids while having this treatment.
The dosage is based on your condition, age, and response to the treatment. For children, the dosage is also based on weight and body size. It is very important to keep taking this medicine exactly as it is prescribed by your doctor. Take it regularly at the evenly spaced time. Do not skip any doses. If you missed a dose, call your doctor for instructions. Do not double the doses to make up for the missed dose.
Do not take more or less of this medication than prescribed unless it is directed by your doctor. Changing or skipping your dose without the consent of your doctor may cause the total of the virus to increase. It can also make the infection harder to treat or worsen side effects.
What are the possible side effects of Tipranavir?
- Stomach pain
- Tired feeling
What are the precautions in using Tipranavir?
- Tipranavir is not recommended for use in people with moderate or severely decreased liver function and people with rare hereditary problems of fructose intolerance.
- This medication is not suitable for children under 12 years of age. Younger children should be treated with an oral solution.
- Certain medicines should not be used during breastfeeding or pregnancy. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy, before taking any medication.
- Tipranavir should be used with caution in people with a mild decrease in liver function or liver enzyme abnormalities, history of hepatitis, or blood clotting disorder hemophilia.
- For people with diabetes, at increased risk of bleeding, or taking medicines that may increase the risk of bleeding, this drug should be used carefully.
- Let your doctor know if you ever had an allergic reaction to this drug. Tell also if you have any allergies. This medicine may have an ingredient that causes an allergic reaction.
- Keep this far from the heat and reach of children.