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Tipranavir is an HIV and AIDS medication that is available by prescription. It is a type of protease inhibitor that is often used in combination with other HIV medications as part of an HIV "cocktail." Tipranavir comes in capsule form and is usually taken twice a day. While most people tolerate the drug well, side effects can include diarrhea, fatigue, and nausea.

What Is Tipranavir?

Tipranavir (Aptivus®) is a prescription medication approved to treat HIV and AIDS. It should always be combined with ritonavir (Norvir®), another medication that makes tipranavir work better.
Tipranavir is only approved for use with ritonavir plus other HIV or AIDS medications (as part of an HIV "cocktail"). Tipranavir (plus ritonavir) is usually recommended for people who have tried other medications for HIV without success.
(Click What Is Tipranavir Used For? for more information, including possible off-label uses.)

Tipranavir Side Effects

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with tipranavir. 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 tipranavir include but are not limited to:
(Click Side Effects of Tipranavir to learn more, including potentially serious side effects that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)

Tipranavir for HIV/AIDS

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