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Common Reactions to Amprenavir

Common Side Effects of Amprenavir

Clinical studies have not evaluated amprenavir alone for the treatment of HIV, because it is meant to be used along with other HIV medications. In fact, the available information on potential side effects involves studies that used amprenavir plus one or two other HIV medications. Therefore, it is difficult to know if these side effects are due to amprenavir or the other HIV medications.
 
In these studies, the most common side effects of amprenavir (plus one or two other HIV medications) in adults included:
 
  • Nausea -- in up to 74 percent of people
  • Diarrhea or loose stools -- up to 60 percent
  • Vomiting -- up to 34 percent
  • Unusual sensations (like numbness, burning, or tingling) in or around the mouth -- up to 31 percent
  • Headaches -- up to 16 percent
  • Unusual sensations (like numbness, burning, or tingling) in the hands or feet -- up to 14 percent
  • Fatigue -- up to 14 percent
  • High triglycerides -- up to 13 percent
  • Changes in taste -- up to 10 percent.
     
In children, vomiting was a common amprenavir side effect, occurring in up to 56 percent of children.
 

Final Thoughts on Side Effects of Amprenavir

You may experience some or none of the side effects of amprenavir listed in this article. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to tell whether any particular side effect (such as nausea) is actually caused by amprenavir or other factors. Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while taking the drug or if something "just does not seem right." While it may not be a side effect of amprenavir, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.
 

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