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Agenerase (amprenavir) Disease Interactions

There are 7 disease interactions with Agenerase (amprenavir):

Major

Amprenavir Oral Solution (Includes Agenerase) ↔ Renal/Liver Disease

Severe Potential Hazard, High plausibility

Applies to: Liver Disease, Renal Dysfunction

The use of amprenavir oral solution is contraindicated in patients with renal and/or hepatic failure due to the large amount of excipient propylene glycol in the formulation. In general, use of the solution should be limited to patients in whom the capsule formulation or other protease inhibitors are not feasible options. Caution is advised in patients with renal or hepatic impairment due to increased risk of propylene glycol-associated adverse events. All patients receiving the oral solution should be monitored for signs of propylene glycol toxicity including seizures, stupor, tachycardia, hyperosmolality, lactic acidosis, renal toxicity, and hemolysis.

References

  1. "Product Information. Agenerase (amprenavir)." Glaxo Wellcome, Research Triangle Pk, NC.
Major

Pis (Includes Agenerase) ↔ Hemophilia

Severe Potential Hazard, Low plausibility

Applies to: Coagulation Defect

There have been postmarketing reports of increased bleeding, including spontaneous skin hematomas and hemarthrosis, in types A and B hemophiliac patients treated with protease inhibitors. However, a causal relationship has not been established. In some patients, additional Factor VIII was given. In more than half of the reported cases, protease inhibitor therapy was continued or reintroduced following an interruption. Hemophiliacs and patients with other coagulation defects should be monitored closely for bleeding during protease inhibitor therapy.

References

  1. "Product Information. Crixivan (indinavir)." Merck & Co, Inc, West Point, PA.
  2. "Product Information. Kaletra (lopinavir-ritonavir)" Abbott Pharmaceutical, Abbott Park, IL.
  3. "Product Information. Viracept (nelfinavir)." Agouron Pharma Inc, La Jolla, CA.
  4. "Product Information. Invirase (saquinavir)." Roche Laboratories, Nutley, NJ.
  5. "Product Information. Reyataz (atazanavir)." Bristol-Myers Squibb, Princeton, NJ.
  6. "Product Information. Agenerase (amprenavir)." Glaxo Wellcome, Research Triangle Pk, NC.
  7. "Product Information. Aptivus (tipranavir)." Boehringer-Ingelheim, Ridgefield, CT.
  8. "Product Information. Norvir (ritonavir)." Abbott Pharmaceutical, Abbott Park, IL.
  9. "Product Information. Lexiva (fosamprenavir)." GlaxoSmithKline, Research Triangle Park, NC.
  10. "Product Information. Fortovase (saquinavir)" Roche Laboratories, Nutley, NJ.
View all 10 references
Moderate

Amprenavir (Includes Agenerase) ↔ Liver Disease

Moderate Potential Hazard, High plausibility

Applies to: Liver Disease

Amprenavir is primarily metabolized by the liver. Patients with liver disease may be at greater risk for adverse effects from amprenavir due to decreased drug clearance. Therapy with amprenavir should be administered cautiously in patients with moderate or severe hepatic impairment, and the dosage should be reduced as follows: 450 mg (three 150 mg capsules) or 513 mg (34 mL oral solution) orally twice a day for Child-Pugh score 5 to 8; 300 mg (two 150 mg capsules) or 342 mg (23 mL oral solution) orally twice a day for Child-Pugh score 9 to 12.

References

  1. "Product Information. Agenerase (amprenavir)." Glaxo Wellcome, Research Triangle Pk, NC.
  2. Sommadossi JP "HIV protease inhibitors: pharmacologic and metabolic distinctions." AIDS 13 (1999): s29-40
Moderate

Fos-/Amprenavir (Includes Agenerase) ↔ Nephrolithiasis

Moderate Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility

Applies to: Dehydration, Nephrolithiasis, History - Nephrolithiasis

Cases of nephrolithiasis have been reported during postmarketing surveillance in HIV-infected patients receiving amprenavir or fosamprenavir therapy. Because these events were reported voluntarily during clinical practice, estimates of frequency cannot be made. Therapy with amprenavir or fosamprenavir should be administered cautiously in patients with a current or past history of nephrolithiasis. Adequate hydration is recommended. Those who are dehydrated may be at increased risk and should be encouraged to consume additional amounts of liquid or given intravenous fluids if necessary. Patients should be instructed to seek medical attention if they experience potential signs and symptoms of urolithiasis such as flank pain, hematuria, dysuria, and urinary urgency. Temporary interruption or discontinuation of therapy may be required.

Moderate

Pis (Includes Agenerase) ↔ Hyperglycemia

Moderate Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility

Applies to: Abnormal Glucose Tolerance, Diabetes Mellitus

New onset or exacerbation of preexisting diabetes mellitus, glucose intolerance, and hyperglycemia have been reported during postmarketing surveillance in HIV patients treated with protease inhibitors (PIs). Frequently, insulin resistance may accompany fat redistribution and serum lipid elevations in what is collectively termed the HIV-associated lipodystrophy syndrome. Although a causal relationship has not been established, these metabolic disturbances have most often occurred in HIV patients during treatment with potent antiretroviral regimens containing PIs. Patients with or predisposed to glucose disorders should be monitored during PI therapy. Dosage adjustments in insulin or oral hypoglycemic medications may be necessary in patients with diabetes. In some cases, glucose abnormalities persisted despite discontinuation of PI therapy.

References

  1. Hardy H, Esch LD, Morse GD "Glucose disorders associated with HIV and its drug therapy." Ann Pharmacother 35 (2001): 343-51
  2. "Product Information. Viracept (nelfinavir)." Agouron Pharma Inc, La Jolla, CA.
  3. "Product Information. Invirase (saquinavir)." Roche Laboratories, Nutley, NJ.
  4. "Product Information. Lexiva (fosamprenavir)." GlaxoSmithKline, Research Triangle Park, NC.
  5. Tsiodras S, Mantzoros C, Hammer S, Samore M "Effects of protease inhibitors on hyperglycemia, hyperlipidemia, and lipodystrophy - A 5-year cohort study." Arch Intern Med 160 (2000): 2050-6
  6. Noor MA, Lo JC, Mulligan K, Schwarz JM, Halvorsen RA, Schambelan M, Grunfeld C "Metabolic effects of indinavir in healthy HIV-seronegative men." Aids 15 (2001): f11-8
  7. "Product Information. Crixivan (indinavir)." Merck & Co, Inc, West Point, PA.
  8. "Product Information. Kaletra (lopinavir-ritonavir)" Abbott Pharmaceutical, Abbott Park, IL.
  9. Dube MP, Johnson DL, Currier JS, Leedom JM "Protease inhibitor-associated hyperglycaemia." Lancet 350 (1997): 713-4
  10. Pujol RM, Domingo P, XavierMatiasGuiu, Francia E, Sanbeat MA, Alomar A, Vazquez G "HIV-1 protease inhibitor-associated partial lipodystrophy: Clinicopathologic review of 14 cases." J Am Acad Dermatol 42 (2000): 193-8
  11. Carr A "HIV protease inhibitor-related lipodystrophy syndrome." Clin Infect Dis 30 (2000): s135-42
  12. Walli R, Demant T "Impaired glucose tolerance and protease inhibitors." Ann Intern Med 129 (1998): 837-8
  13. Struble K, Piscitelli SC "Syndromes of abnormal fat redistribution and metabolic complications in HIV-infected patients." Am J Health Syst Pharm 56 (1999): 2343-8
  14. Kaufman MB, Simionatto C "A review of protease inhibitor-induced hyperglycemia." Pharmacotherapy 19 (1999): 114-7
  15. Mauss S, Wolf E, Jaeger H "Impaired glucose tolerance in HIV-positive patients receiving and those not receiving protease inhibitors." Ann Intern Med 130 (1999): 162-3
  16. Brambilla AM, Novati R, Calori G, et al. "Stavudine or indinavir-containing regimens are associated with an increased risk of diabetes mellitus in HIV-infected individuals." AIDS 17 (2003): 1993-5
  17. "Product Information. Reyataz (atazanavir)." Bristol-Myers Squibb, Princeton, NJ.
  18. "Product Information. Agenerase (amprenavir)." Glaxo Wellcome, Research Triangle Pk, NC.
  19. Qaqish RB, Fisher E, Rublein J, Wohl DA "HIV-associated lipodystrophy syndrome." Pharmacotherapy 20 (2000): 13-22
  20. "Product Information. Fortovase (saquinavir)" Roche Laboratories, Nutley, NJ.
  21. "Product Information. Aptivus (tipranavir)." Boehringer-Ingelheim, Ridgefield, CT.
  22. "Product Information. Norvir (ritonavir)." Abbott Pharmaceutical, Abbott Park, IL.
View all 22 references
Moderate

Pis (Includes Agenerase) ↔ Hyperlipidemia

Moderate Potential Hazard, High plausibility

Applies to: History - Myocardial Infarction, Hyperlipidemia, Ischemic Heart Disease

Hyperlipidemia has been observed in 10% of patients receiving ritonavir during clinical trials. Increases of 30% to 40% from baseline have been reported for total cholesterol and 200% to 300% or more for triglycerides. These effects have also been reported during postmarketing experience with other protease inhibitors (PIs) but may be the most dramatic with ritonavir. The clinical significance of these elevations is unclear. Severe hyperlipidemia is known to sometimes cause pancreatitis. In addition, some patients have reportedly developed symptomatic atherosclerosis and coronary artery disease after initiating PI treatment. Patients with preexisting hyperlipidemia may require closer monitoring during PI therapy, and adjustments made accordingly in their lipid-lowering regimen. PI therapy should be administered cautiously in patients with coronary artery disease or a history of ischemic heart disease.

References

  1. "Product Information. Invirase (saquinavir)." Roche Laboratories, Nutley, NJ.
  2. "Product Information. Lexiva (fosamprenavir)." GlaxoSmithKline, Research Triangle Park, NC.
  3. "Product Information. Crixivan (indinavir)." Merck & Co, Inc, West Point, PA.
  4. "Product Information. Agenerase (amprenavir)." Glaxo Wellcome, Research Triangle Pk, NC.
  5. "Product Information. Fortovase (saquinavir)" Roche Laboratories, Nutley, NJ.
  6. Costa A, Pulido F, Rubio R, Cepeda C, Torralba M, Costa JR "Lipid changes in HIV-infected patients who started rescue therapy with an amprenavir/ritonavir-based highly active antiretroviral therapy." AIDS 16 (2002): 1983-4
  7. "Product Information. Reyataz (atazanavir)." Bristol-Myers Squibb, Princeton, NJ.
  8. "Product Information. Aptivus (tipranavir)." Boehringer-Ingelheim, Ridgefield, CT.
  9. Noor MA, Lo JC, Mulligan K, Schwarz JM, Halvorsen RA, Schambelan M, Grunfeld C "Metabolic effects of indinavir in healthy HIV-seronegative men." Aids 15 (2001): f11-8
  10. "Product Information. Norvir (ritonavir)." Abbott Pharmaceutical, Abbott Park, IL.
  11. Flynn TE, Bricker LA "Myocardial infarction in HIV-infected men receiving protease inhibitors." Ann Intern Med 131 (1999): 548
  12. Segerer S, Bogner JR, Walli R, Loch O, Goebel FD "Hyperlipidemia under treatment with proteinase inhibitors." Infection 27 (1999): 77-81
  13. "Product Information. Viracept (nelfinavir)." Agouron Pharma Inc, La Jolla, CA.
  14. Sullivan AK, Feher MD, Nelson MR, Gazzard BG "Marked hypertriglyceridaemia associated with ritonavir therapy." AIDS 12 (1998): 1393-4
  15. "Product Information. Kaletra (lopinavir-ritonavir)" Abbott Pharmaceutical, Abbott Park, IL.
  16. Tsiodras S, Mantzoros C, Hammer S, Samore M "Effects of protease inhibitors on hyperglycemia, hyperlipidemia, and lipodystrophy - A 5-year cohort study." Arch Intern Med 160 (2000): 2050-6
  17. Karmochkine M, Raguin G "Severe coronary artery disease in a young HIV-infected man with no cardiovascular risk factor who was treated with indinavir." AIDS 12 (1998): 2499
  18. Echevarria KL, Hardin TC, Smith JA "Hyperlipidemia associated with protease inhibitor therapy." Ann Pharmacother 33 (1999): 859-63
  19. Struble K, Piscitelli SC "Syndromes of abnormal fat redistribution and metabolic complications in HIV-infected patients." Am J Health Syst Pharm 56 (1999): 2343-8
View all 19 references
Moderate

Amprenavir (Includes Agenerase) ↔ Vitamin K Deficiency

Minor Potential Hazard, Low plausibility

Applies to: Vitamin K Deficiency

Formulations of Agenerase (brand of amprenavir) provide high daily doses of vitamin E exceeding the Reference Daily Intake (adults 30 Intl units, pediatrics approximately 10 Intl units). The effects of long-term, high-dose vitamin E administration in humans are unclear. High levels of vitamin E may exacerbate the blood coagulation defect of vitamin K deficiency caused by anticoagulant therapy or malabsorption.

References

  1. "Product Information. Agenerase (amprenavir)." Glaxo Wellcome, Research Triangle Pk, NC.

Agenerase (amprenavir) drug Interactions

There are 628 drug interactions with Agenerase (amprenavir)

Agenerase (amprenavir) alcohol/food Interactions

There are 2 alcohol/food interactions with Agenerase (amprenavir)

Drug Interaction Classification

The classifications below are a general guideline only. It is difficult to determine the relevance of a particular drug interaction to any individual given the large number of variables.
Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.
Unknown No information available.

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