Type of Drug: Protease Inhibitor
Once HIV has infected a cell and made copies of itself, it uses an enzyme called protease to process itself correctly so it can be released from the cell to infect other cells. Protease inhibitors work by blocking that enzyme.
Approved adult dosing
two 250 mg capsules Aptivus + two 100 mg capsules Norvir (ritonavir), two times a day
Notes on taking this medication
SOURCE: United States Department of Veterans Affairs. "Drug Dosing Toolkit, Aptivus (tipranavir)."
Last Editorial Review: 2/5/2010 1:40:48 PM
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