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Agenerase Capsules Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is amprenavir (Agenerase Capsules)?
- What are the possible side effects of amprenavir (Agenerase Capsules)?
- What is the most important information I should know about amprenavir (Agenerase Capsules)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking amprenavir (Agenerase Capsules)?
- How should I take amprenavir (Agenerase Capsules)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Agenerase Capsules)?
- What happens if I overdose (Agenerase Capsules)?
- What should I avoid while taking amprenavir (Agenerase Capsules)?
- What other drugs will affect amprenavir (Agenerase Capsules)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Agenerase Capsules)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember and take your next dose at the regularly scheduled time. If you are more than 4 hours late in taking your amprenavir, skip the missed dose and take the next regularly scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Agenerase Capsules)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medication, or if a child has accidentally swallowed it. An overdose of amprenavir oral liquid could be fatal to a child.
What should I avoid while taking amprenavir (Agenerase Capsules)?
Avoid drinking alcohol while using amprenavir oral liquid, and do not take disulfiram (Antabuse) or you could have an alcohol reaction.
Taking amprenavir will not prevent you from passing HIV to other people through unprotected sex or sharing of needles. Talk with your doctor about safe methods of preventing HIV transmission during sex, such as using a condom and spermicide. Sharing drug or medicine needles is never safe, even for a healthy person.
What other drugs will affect amprenavir (Agenerase Capsules)?
Amprenavir should not be taken together with ritonavir (Norvir) if you are also using a steroid medicine called fluticasone (Advair, Flonase, Flovent). Ask your doctor about taking a different antiviral medication, or using another treatment for your allergic condition.
Before taking amprenavir, tell your doctor if you are using:
- bepridil (Vascor);
- St. John's wort;
- vitamin E (tocopherol);
- antibiotics such as clarithromycin (Biaxin), itraconazole (Sporanox), ketoconazole (Nizoral), rifabutin (Mycobutin), or rifampin (Rifadin, Rimactane, Rifater);
- a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin);
- antidepressants such as amitriptyline (Elavil, Etrafon), imipramine (Janimine, Tofranil), trazodone (Desyrel), and others;
- a calcium channel blocker such as amlodipine (Caduet, Lotrel, Norvasc), diltiazem (Tiazac, Cartia, Dilacor), felodipine (Plendil), nifedipine (Procardia, Adalat), or verapamil (Calan, Covera, Isoptin, Verelan);
- cholesterol-lowering medicine such as atorvastatin (Lipitor), lovastatin (Mevacor, Altocor), or simvastatin (Zocor);
- drugs that weaken the immune system, such as cyclosporine (Gengraf, Neoral, Sandimmune), sirolimus (Rapamune), or tacrolimus (Prograf);
- heart rhythm medications such as amiodarone (Cordarone) or quinidine (Quinaglute, Quinidex);
- other HIV /AIDS medicine such as delavirdine (Rescriptor), lopinavir/ritonavir (Kaletra), ritonavir (Norvir), or tipranavir (Aptivus);
- insulin or diabetes medication you take by mouth;
- medicines to treat erectile dysfunction, such as sildenafil (Viagra), tadalafil (Cialis), or vardenafil (Levitra); or
- seizure medications such as carbamazepine (Carbatrol, Tegretol), phenobarbital (Luminal, Solfoton), or phenytoin (Dilantin).
If you are using any of these drugs, you may not be able to take amprenavir, or you may need dosage adjustments or special tests during treatment.
There are many other medicines that can interact with amprenavir. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor. Keep a list with you of all the medicines you use and show this list to any doctor or other healthcare provider who treats you.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist has information about amprenavir written for health professionals that you may read.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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