Lexiva Drug Information
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Lexiva is used with other HIV medications to help control HIV infection. It helps to decrease the amount of HIV in your body so your immune system can work better. This lowers your chance of getting HIV complications (such as new infections, cancer) and improves your quality of life. Fosamprenavir belongs to a class of drugs known as protease inhibitors. It may be given with ritonavir, another protease inhibitor, to increase ("boost") the levels of fosamprenavir. This helps fosamprenavir work better. Fosamprenavir is not a cure for HIV infection. To decrease your risk of spreading HIV disease to others,(1) continue to take all HIV medications exactly as prescribed by your doctor, (2) always use an effective barrier method (latex or polyurethane condoms/dental dams) during all sexual activity, and (3) do not share personal items (such as needles/syringes, toothbrushes, and razors) that may have contacted blood or other body fluids. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details.
How to Use Lexiva
Read the Patient Information Leaflet if available from your pharmacist before you start taking fosamprenavir and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Take Lexiva by mouth as directed by your doctor, usually once or twice daily. Fosamprenavir tablets may be taken with or without food. If you are taking fosamprenavir suspension, shake the bottle well before each dose. Carefully measure the dose using a special measuring device/spoon. Do not use a household spoon because you may not get the correct dose. Adults should take the suspension without food. Children should take the suspension with food. If vomiting occurs less than 30 minutes after taking a dose, repeat the dose. The Dosage of Lexiva is based on your medical condition, response to treatment, other medications you may be taking, and if you have taken protease inhibitors to treat HIV before. For children, the Dosage of Lexiva is also based on age and weight. Be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products). If you are directed to take ritonavir with Lexiva, take them both at the same time(s). For the best effect, take Lexiva at evenly spaced times. To help you remember, take Lexiva at the same time(s) every day. It is very important to continue taking Lexiva (and other HIV medications) exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not skip any doses. Do not take more or less of Lexiva than prescribed or stop taking it (or other HIV medicines) even for a short time unless directed to do so by your doctor. Doing so may cause the amount of virus to increase, make the infection more difficult to treat (resistant), or worsen side effects.
Before taking fosamprenavir, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it or to amprenavir; or if you have any other allergies. Lexiva may contain inactive ingredients (such as propylene glycol in the suspension), which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details. Before using Lexiva, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history,liver problems (including hepatitis B or C infections), kidney problems (including kidney stones), heart problems (such as coronary artery disease, heart attack), diabetes, a certain bleeding problem (hemophilia). Fosamprenavir may increase the level of cholesterol and fats (triglycerides) in your blood. HIV infection can also cause this effect. This could increase your risk for heart problems such as a heart attack. Discuss the risks and benefits of treatment with your doctor and ways to lower your risk of heart disease. Tell your doctor if you have heart problems, if you smoke, or if you have other conditions that increase your risk of heart disease such as high blood pressure, diabetes, or high cholesterol/triglyceride levels. Before having surgery, tell your doctors or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products). Children may be more sensitive to the side effects of Lexiva, especially vomiting and signs of infection (such as fever, persistent sore throat). During pregnancy, Lexiva should be used only when clearly needed. Treatment can lower the risk of passing HIV infection to your baby, and fosamprenavir may be part of that treatment. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is unknown if fosamprenavir passes into breast milk. Because breast milk can transmit HIV, do not breast-feed.
It is important not to miss doses of Lexiva. If you miss a dose of Lexiva by less than 4 hours, take it as soon as you remember. However, If you miss a dose of Lexiva by more than 4 hours, skip the missed dose. Take your next dose at the regular time. Do not double the dose to catch up.
Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.certain HIV protease inhibitors (such as lopinavir, tipranavir), boceprevir, orlistat, simeprevir, telaprevir. Other medications can affect the removal of fosamprenavir from your body, which may affect how fosamprenavir works. Examples include apalutamide, etravirine, 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), fluticasone, pimozide, ranolazine, rivaroxaban, drugs to treat erectile dysfunction-ED or pulmonary hypertension (such as sildenafil, vardenafil), certain drugs to treat irregular heartbeat (such as flecainide, propafenone), certain "statin" cholesterol drugs (lovastatin, simvastatin), salmeterol, among others. Lexiva may decrease the effectiveness of hormonal birth control such as pills, patch, or ring. This could cause pregnancy. Talk to your doctor about additional or alternative reliable forms of birth control, and always use an effective barrier method (latex or polyurethane condoms/dental dams) during all sexual activity to decrease the risk of spreading HIV to others. 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.
Lexiva Side Effects
What are Lexiva side effects?
Side effects are physical, mental or emotional symptoms which occur in addition to or outside of the desired effect of a therapeutic treatment such as an over-the-counter or prescribed drug or medication. Side effects from Lexiva may occur at the beginning or at the end of treatment and may also depend on the length of time an individual remains on the treatment. Side effects, also known as adverse effects, are generally more likely to occur when starting treatment. Individuals may also experience side effects from Lexiva as a result of an interaction with other medications.
Side Effects of Lexiva
The side effects of Lexiva may vary in number and intensity for many different reasons. Factors such as age, weight, gender and ethnicity may influence the side effects of Lexiva. Also, an individual’s state of general physical health and seriousness of the disease or illness as well as an increase or decrease in dosage may lead to side effects. Further, side effects from Lexiva may also occur as a result of an interaction with certain herbal supplements, foods or drinks.
Prescription drug side effects can be serious and may cause patients to stop the treatment. However, when side effects from the use of a prescription drug, such as Lexiva, do occur a patient should consult their physician. A physician may prescribe an additional treatment in order to control the symptoms or an adjustment in the dosage may be made. In addition, changes to diet, exercise or other lifestyle activities may help to lessen the side effects of Lexiva.
By understanding side effects and the factors which may influence the occurrence of side effects patients are empowered to take an active role in their care. Patients who have specific questions about the side effects of Lexiva, or any other medication, should contact their physician. General information about Lexiva and the side effects associated with Lexiva are described in the following:
Common Lexiva Side Effects
- skin rash
- lipodystrophy associated with HIV
- skin rash
- headache disorder
Less Frequent Lexiva Side Effects
- abnormal hepatic function tests
- acute abdominal pain
Rare or Very Rare Lexiva Side Effects
- diabetes mellitus
- kidney stone
- neutropenic disorder
- hemolytic anemia
- Stevens-Johnson syndrome
- acute myocardial infarction
- Graves' disease
- Guillain-Barre syndrome
- oral hypoesthesia
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 Lexiva 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.
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