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Taking Tipranavir Safely

When and How to Take It

General considerations for when and how to take tipranavir include the following:
 
  • The medication comes in capsule and oral solution (liquid) form. It is usually taken by mouth twice daily.
     
  • Tipranavir is always used along with ritonavir, and the two drugs should be taken at the same time. If combined with ritonavir tablets, the medications should always be taken with food. If combined with ritonavir capsules or oral solution (liquid), the medications can be taken with or without food.

 

  • Try to take tipranavir at the same times every day to maintain an even level 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 tipranavir. Missing doses can increase the chance of the virus developing resistance to the drug, thereby making it less effective.
     

Dosage Information

The dose of tipranavir that your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
 
  • Your age
  • Your height and weight (for children)
  • How you respond to tipranavir.

 

As always, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.

  

(Click Tipranavir Dosing for more information.)
 

Drug Interactions

Tipranavir can interact with a number of other medications (see Drug Interactions With Tipranavir).
 

Tipranavir for HIV/AIDS

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