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When and How to Take It

Some considerations to keep in mind when taking fosamprenavir include the following:
 
  • The medication comes in tablet and oral suspension (liquid) form. It is usually taken by mouth once or twice a day.
     
  • You can take fosamprenavir tablets with or without food. However, adults should take fosamprenavir suspension without food, while children should take fosamprenavir suspension with food.
     
  • If you vomit within 30 minutes of taking fosamprenavir, you should take another dose, as you probably vomited up the medicine.
     
  • Be sure to shake fosamprenavir suspension well before each dose.
     
  • Try to take it at the same time(s) every day to maintain an even level of the medicine in your blood.
     
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. It is very important that you closely follow your healthcare provider's instructions about taking fosamprenavir. Missing doses can increase the chance of the virus developing resistance to the medication, thereby making it less effective.
     

Dosage Information for Fosamprenavir

The dosage that your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
 
  • Your age
  • Your weight (for children)
  • Other medical conditions you may have
  • Other medications you may be currently taking
  • Other HIV or AIDS medications you have taken in the past.
     
As always, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
 
(Click Fosamprenavir Dosing for more information.)
 
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Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;
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