Fosamprenavir is used for treating HIV and AIDS. It is generally prescribed along with other HIV medications as part of an HIV "cocktail." By preventing the HIV virus from making DNA strands, the drug can help stop HIV from infecting healthy cells in the body. It comes in tablet and oral suspension form. Potential side effects include diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting.
As with any medicine, side effects are possible with fosamprenavir. 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 fosamprenavir include but are not limited to:
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