Tipranavir Oral Solution
Generic Name: Tipranavir Oral Solution (tip RA na veer)
Brand Name: Aptivus
Medically reviewed on Sep 5, 2018
- Rare reports of bleeding into the brain have happened. Harm to the liver has also happened. Sometimes these side effects have been deadly. Patients with hepatitis B or C may have more chance of liver problems. Talk with the doctor.
Uses of Tipranavir Oral Solution:
- It is used to treat HIV infection.
What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Tipranavir Oral Solution?
- If you have an allergy to tipranavir or any other part of tipranavir oral solution.
- If you are allergic to any drugs like this one, any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
- If you are not taking ritonavir.
- If you have liver disease.
- If you are taking St. John's wort. Do not take St. John's wort with tipranavir oral solution. This medicine may not work as well.
- If you take any drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) that must not be taken with tipranavir oral solution, like certain drugs that are used for high cholesterol, migraines, or mood problems. There are many drugs that must not be taken with tipranavir oral solution.
- If you are breast-feeding. Do not breast-feed while you take tipranavir oral solution.
This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with tipranavir oral solution.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take tipranavir oral solution with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.
What are some things I need to know or do while I take Tipranavir Oral Solution?
For all patients taking tipranavir oral solution:
- Tell all of your health care providers that you take tipranavir oral solution. This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
- This medicine interacts with many other drugs. The chance of tipranavir oral solution's side effects may be raised or how well tipranavir oral solution works may be lowered. The chance of the other drugs' side effects may also be raised. This may include very bad, life-threatening, or deadly side effects. Check with your doctor and pharmacist to make sure that it is safe for you to take tipranavir oral solution with all of your other drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins).
- High blood sugar has happened with tipranavir oral solution. This includes diabetes that is new or worse. Talk with the doctor.
- Check your blood sugar as you have been told by your doctor.
- Some people with hemophilia have had times of more bleeding when taking drugs like this one. If you have hemophilia, talk with your doctor.
- This medicine may cause high cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Talk with the doctor.
- Have blood work checked as you have been told by the doctor. Talk with the doctor.
- This medicine is not a cure for HIV. Stay under the care of your doctor.
- This medicine may make you sunburn more easily. Use care if you will be in the sun. Tell your doctor if you sunburn easily while taking this drug.
- This medicine does not stop the spread of diseases like HIV or hepatitis that are passed through blood or having sex. Do not have any kind of sex without using a latex or polyurethane condom. Do not share needles or other things like toothbrushes or razors. Talk with your doctor.
- Birth control pills and other hormone-based birth control may not work as well to prevent pregnancy. Use some other kind of birth control also like a condom when taking tipranavir oral solution.
- If you are 65 or older, use tipranavir oral solution with care. You could have more side effects.
- Use with care in children. Talk with the doctor.
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using tipranavir oral solution while you are pregnant.
- If your child's weight changes, talk with the doctor. The dose of tipranavir oral solution may need to be changed.
How is this medicine (Tipranavir Oral Solution) best taken?
Use tipranavir oral solution as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.
- Measure liquid doses carefully. Use the measuring device that comes with tipranavir oral solution. If there is none, ask the pharmacist for a device to measure tipranavir oral solution.
- Talk with your doctor before you take other sources of vitamin E. This medicine has vitamin E in it.
- This medicine must be taken with another drug called ritonavir. If you take ritonavir capsules or liquid (solution), take tipranavir oral solution with or without meals. If you take ritonavir tablets, take tipranavir oral solution with meals.
- Do not take didanosine within 2 hours of tipranavir oral solution.
- Keep taking tipranavir oral solution as you have been told by your doctor or other health care provider, even if you feel well.
- It is important that you do not miss or skip a dose of tipranavir oral solution during treatment.
What do I do if I miss a dose?
- Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
- If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time.
- Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.
- If you are not sure what to do if you miss a dose, call your doctor.
See also: Dosage Information (in more detail)
What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?
WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:
- Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Signs of liver problems like dark urine, feeling tired, not hungry, upset stomach or stomach pain, light-colored stools, throwing up, or yellow skin or eyes.
- Signs of high blood sugar like confusion, feeling sleepy, more thirst, more hungry, passing urine more often, flushing, fast breathing, or breath that smells like fruit.
- Weakness on 1 side of the body, trouble speaking or thinking, change in balance, drooping on one side of the face, or blurred eyesight.
- Very bad headache.
- Muscle or joint pain.
- Joint stiffness.
- Any unexplained bruising or bleeding.
- Change in body fat.
- Changes in your immune system can happen when you start taking drugs to treat HIV. If you have an infection that you did not know you had, it may show up when you take tipranavir oral solution. Tell your doctor right away if you have any new signs after you start tipranavir oral solution, even after taking it for several months. This includes signs of infection like fever, sore throat, weakness, cough, or shortness of breath.
What are some other side effects of Tipranavir Oral Solution?
All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:
- Loose stools (diarrhea).
- Feeling tired or weak.
- Belly pain.
- Upset stomach or throwing up.
These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
See also: Side effects (in more detail)
If OVERDOSE is suspected:
If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.
How do I store and/or throw out Tipranavir Oral Solution?
- Store at room temperature. Do not refrigerate or freeze.
- After opening, throw away any part not used after 60 days.
- Store in a dry place. Do not store in a bathroom.
- Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
- Throw away unused or expired drugs. Do not flush down a toilet or pour down a drain unless you are told to do so. Check with your pharmacist if you have questions about the best way to throw out drugs. There may be drug take-back programs in your area.
Consumer information use
- If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
- Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else's drugs.
- Keep a list of all your drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your doctor.
- Talk with the doctor before starting any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. Check with your pharmacist. If you have any questions about tipranavir oral solution, please talk with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.
Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.
More about tipranavir
- Tipranavir Side Effects
- During Pregnancy or Breastfeeding
- Dosage Information
- Drug Interactions
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- Drug class: protease inhibitors
Other brands: Aptivus