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Amprenavir is typically prescribed in combination with other medications to treat HIV and AIDS. It comes in the form of a capsule and an oral solution, and is generally taken two or three times a day. Your amprenavir dosage will depend on several factors, such as your age, weight, and other medications you may be taking. Possible side effects include vomiting, nausea, and diarrhea.

What Is Amprenavir?

Amprenavir (Agenerase®) is a prescription medicine used to treat HIV and AIDS. Amprenavir is only approved for use in combination with other HIV medications.
(Click What Is Amprenavir Used For? for more information, including possible off-label uses.)
Amprenavir is no longer available in the United States. The manufacturer stopped making it due to low demand, since it has been largely replaced by fosamprenavir (Lexiva®), a similar medication.

Amprenavir Side Effects

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with amprenavir. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of amprenavir include but are not limited to:
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea or loose stools
  • Vomiting
  • A rash.
(Click Side Effects of Amprenavir to learn more, including potentially serious side effects that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)

Amprenavir Drug Information

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