How to Take Ampenavir and Dose of Ampenavir


Find out how to take Ampenavir (drug) and its dose. Describes the best time to take the drug and precautions if any that should be followed.

How to take Ampenavir


How it should be taken  

It comes as a capsule to take by mouth, two times per day, with or without food.

Dosage & When it is to be taken

Adult- Oral- The recommended oral dose is 1,200 mg twice daily in combination with other antiretroviral agents.
Child- Oral- The recommended dose is 20 mg/kg twice daily or 15 mg/kg 3 times daily (to a maximum daily dose of 2,400 mg) in combination with other antiretroviral agents.

When it is not to be taken (Contraindications) 

Contraindicated in patients who are taking ergot derivatives, gastrointestinal motility agent, neuroleptic agent, sedatives, ritonavir and hypersensitivity.

Why it is prescribed (Indications)  

This medication is a protease inhibitor, prescribed for HIV/AIDS in combination with at least two other antiviral medications. It inhibits the growth and multiplication of human immunodeficiency virus.  

Pregnancy Category

Category C : Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.

Warnings and Precautions  

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of diabetes, bleeding disorders, high cholesterol, high blood sugar, liver disease, skin rash, or kidney problems, any allergy, who are taking other medication, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Amprenavir liquid should not be used by infants or children younger than 4 years of age.
Avoid alcohol consumption.
This medication works best when the amount of drug in the body is kept at a constant level. Therefore, take this drug at evenly spaced intervals.
Patient may develop with increased level of body fat; monitor cholesterol level regularly.

Storage Conditions  

Store it at room temperature (25C), and in airtight container. Keep away from children.
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