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- What is amprenavir, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
- What brand names are available for amprenavir?
- Is amprenavir available as a generic drug?
- Do I need a prescription for amprenavir?
- What are the side effects of amprenavir?
- What is the dosage for amprenavir?
- Is amprenavir safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
- What else should I know about amprenavir?
What is the dosage for amprenavir?
The recommended dose is based on age, weight and the formulation. Individuals 4-12 years old or 13-16 years old and weighing less than 50 kg should receive 22.5 mg/kg twice daily or 17 mg/kg three times daily of the oral solution or 20 mg/kg twice daily or 15 mg/kg three times daily of the capsules.
Individuals 13- 16 years old who weigh 50 kg or more and individuals older than 16 years of age should receive 1400 mg twice daily of the oral solution or 1200 mg twice daily of the capsules.
The maximum daily dose is 2800 mg. Amprenavir capsules and solution are not interchangeable milligram for milligram. The oral solution should only be used when it is not possible to administer the capsules.
Amprenavir can be taken with or without food. However, foods high in fat may decrease the absorption of amprenavir and should be avoided.
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