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Some products that may interact with this drug include: other HIV medications (such as lopinavir, tipranavir).
Other medications can affect the removal of fosamprenavir from your body, which may affect how fosamprenavir works. Examples include rifampin, St. John's wort, among others.
Fosamprenavir can speed up or slow down the removal of other medications from your body, which may affect how they work. Examples of affected drugs include alpha blockers (such as alfuzosin), certain benzodiazepines (midazolam, triazolam), cisapride, delavirdine, ergot alkaloids (such as dihydroergotamine, ergotamine), etravirine, fluticasone, pimozide, ranolazine, rivaroxaban, drugs to treat erectile dysfunction/pulmonary hypertension (such as sildenafil, vardenafil), certain drugs to treat irregular heartbeat (flecainide, propafenone), certain "statin" cholesterol drugs (lovastatin, simvastatin), salmeterol, among others.
This medication may decrease the effectiveness of hormonal birth control such as pills, patch, or ring. This could cause pregnancy. Discuss with your doctor or pharmacist the use of additional reliable birth control methods while using this medication. (See Notes section.) Also tell your doctor if you have any new spotting or breakthrough bleeding, because these may be signs that your hormonal birth control is not working well.
OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact a poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US National Poison Hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canada residents can call a provincial poison control center.
NOTES: Do not share this medication with others.
To decrease your risk of spreading HIV disease to others, always use an effective barrier method (latex or polyurethane condoms/dental dams) during all sexual activity. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details.
Laboratory and/or medical tests (such as viral load, T-cell counts, liver tests, cholesterol/triglyceride levels, blood sugar levels) should be performed periodically to monitor your progress or check for side effects. Consult your doctor for more details.
MISSED DOSE: It is important not to miss doses of this drug. If you miss a dose by less than 4 hours, take it as soon as you remember. However, if you miss a dose by more than 4 hours, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.
STORAGE: Store the tablets in a tightly closed container at room temperature away from light and moisture.
Store the suspension in a tightly closed container at room temperature or in the refrigerator. Refrigeration may improve the taste of the suspension. Do not freeze.
Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medications away from children and pets.
Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more details about how to safely discard your product.
MEDICAL ALERT: Your condition can cause complications in a medical emergency. For information about enrolling in MedicAlert, call 1-800-854-1166 (US) or 1-800-668-1507 (Canada).
Information last revised May 2012. Copyright(c) 2012 First Databank, Inc.
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