Drug ID: 1d00000097
Drug Name: Amprenavir
Generic Names: Agenerase
Category: Antiretroviral Agents
Legal Status: Non Opioid Prescription only drug
Indication for Mother: Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Recommended Dose: Adult- Oral- The recommended oral dose is 1,200 mg twice daily in combination with other antiretroviral agents.
Child- Oral- The recommended dose is 20 mg/kg twice daily or 15 mg/kg 3 times daily (to a maximum daily dose of 2,400 mg) in combination with other antiretroviral agents.
Recommended In: This medication is a protease inhibitor, prescribed for HIV/AIDS in combination with at least two other antiviral medications. It inhibits the growth and multiplication of human immunodeficiency virus.
Directions For Use: It comes as a capsule to take by mouth, two times per day, with or without food.
Storage: Store it at room temperature (25°C), and in airtight container. Keep away from children.
Dosage Forms: Capsule
Side Effects: Gastrointestinal - Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dry mouth, abdominal pain/discomfort, frequent urination, gas, tiredness, aste disorders, extreme hunger and extreme thirst.
Central Nervous System - Tingling/numbness of hands/feet/mouth area, weakness, confusion and mood disorders.
In Case of Overdose: If overdose is suspected, contact a poison control center or emergency room immediately.
Avoid If: Caution should be exercised in patients with history of diabetes, bleeding disorders, high cholesterol, high blood sugar, liver disease, skin rash, or kidney problems, any allergy, who are taking other medication, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Amprenavir liquid should not be used by infants or children younger than 4 years of age.
Avoid alcohol consumption.
This medication works best when the amount of drug in the body is kept at a constant level. Therefore, take this drug at evenly spaced intervals.
Patient may develop with increased level of body fat; monitor cholesterol level regularly.
Drug Interaction: No information available yet.