amprenavir - oral, Agenerase
GENERIC NAME: AMPRENAVIR - ORAL (am-PREN-a-vir)
BRAND NAME(S): Agenerase
WARNING: Amprenavir is known to interact with many different types of medicines, in some cases causing severe (sometimes fatal) reactions. Consult your doctor or pharmacist about which medications should not be taken with amprenavir. (See also Drug Interactions section.)
USES: This drug, used in combination with at least 2 other medications, helps to control your HIV infection, thereby improving your quality of life. It also lowers your risk of getting HIV complications (e.g., new infections, cancer). Amprenavir belongs to a class of drugs known as protease inhibitors.Amprenavir is not a cure for HIV, and it does not prevent the spread of HIV to others through sexual contact or blood contamination (e.g., sharing used needles).OTHER This section contains uses of this drug that are not listed in the approved professional labeling for the drug but that may be prescribed by your health care professional. Use this drug for a condition that is listed in this section only if it has been so prescribed by your health care professional.This medication may also be used to prevent HIV infection after contact with the virus.
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