- 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.
- It is used to treat HIV infection.
- If you have an allergy to tipranavir or any other part of this drug.
- 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 this drug. This drug may not work as well.
- If you take any drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) that must not be taken with this drug, like certain drugs that are used for high cholesterol, migraines, or mood problems. There are many drugs that must not be taken with this drug.
- Tell dentists, surgeons, and other doctors that you use this drug.
- This drug interacts with many other drugs. The chance of this drug’s side effects may be raised or how well this drug 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 this drug with all of your other drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins).
- If you have high blood sugar (diabetes), talk with your doctor. This drug may raise blood sugar.
- Some people with hemophilia have had times of more bleeding when taking drugs like this one. If you have hemophilia, talk with your doctor.
- Have blood work checked as you have been told by the doctor. Talk with the doctor.
- This drug is not a cure for HIV. Stay under the care of your doctor.
- You may get sunburned more easily. Avoid sun, sunlamps, and tanning beds. Use sunscreen and wear clothing and eyewear that protects you from the sun.
- This drug 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 this drug.
- If you are 65 or older, use this drug with care. You could have more side effects.
- Use with care in children. Talk with the doctor.
- Do not breast-feed if you have HIV disease unless your doctor tells you to.
- 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.
- Change in strength on 1 side is greater than the other, trouble speaking or thinking, change in balance, or blurred eyesight.
- Very bad belly pain.
- Very upset stomach or throwing up.
- Very bad headache.
- Any bruising or bleeding.
- Feeling very tired or weak.
- Not able to pass urine or change in how much urine is passed.
- A fast heartbeat.
- Flu-like signs.
- Muscle or joint pain.
- Numbness and tingling.
- Shortness of breath.
- Change in body fat.
- This drug may help the immune system work. If you have an infection that you did not know you had, it may show up when you take this drug. Tell your doctor right away if you notice any signs of infection like fever, sore throat, weakness, cough, or shortness of breath after you start this drug.
- Loose stools (diarrhea).
- Feeling tired or weak.
- Belly pain.
- Upset stomach or throwing up.
- To gain the most benefit, do not miss doses.
- Take as you have been told, even if you feel well.
- This drug must be taken with another drug called ritonavir. If you take ritonavir capsules or liquid (solution), take this drug with or without meals. If you take ritonavir tablets, take this drug with meals.
- Do not take didanosine within 2 hours of this drug.
- Swallow whole. Do not chew, break, or crush.
- Measure liquid doses carefully. Use the measuring device that comes with this drug. If there is none, get an oral syringe, a dropper, a spoon, or a cup (only for older children) from your pharmacist.
- Talk with your doctor before you take other sources of vitamin E. This drug has vitamin E in it.
- 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.
- Store unopened containers in a refrigerator. Do not freeze.
- After opening, store at room temperature.
- 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.
- Check with your pharmacist about how to throw out unused drugs.
- 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.
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