Basic Information on Lexiva
This drug belongs to a category of HIV medicines known as protease. Lexiva is an antiviral medication. This drug is used to stop HIV cells from multiplying in the body. The medicine is used in the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus. However, this medicine does not cure AIDS or HIV. This medicine is generally used in combination with other drugs. You should consult your healthcare provider who will decide the proper course of action for you. Do not change your dosage or stop taking the drug without consulting your doctor. The Lexiva drug does not prevent you from transmitting HIV to other people. This drug is an antiviral medication.
Precautions / Side Effects for Lexiva
This medicine should not be taken with triazolam, pimozide or cisapride. You should always tell your doctor about all the prescription or OTC drugs you take. This medicine contains fosamprenavir, which may cause allergic reaction in some people. You should remain careful if you suffer from diabetes or kidney disease. Tell your doctor if you have liver disease. It is yet to be found whether brand or generic Lexiva causes any harm to an unborn baby. Therefore if you are pregnant, then doctor’s advice should be taken before starting this medication.
Fosamprenavir may increase your risk of contracting liver problems. This risk is further increased if you combine another HIV medication known as ritonavir with this medicine. You should try to use non-hormonal birth control methods. You may need to adjust your dosage if you have ever used a protease inhibitor in the past. Generic or brand Lexiva dosage should also be adjusted if you have hemophilia, a bleeding disorder.
Lexiva comes in the form of tablets. These tablets are pink in color and are capsule shaped. This drug is also available in the oral suspension form. Lexiva should be stored at a controlled temperature of 25°C. However, the temperature may vary between 15°and 30°C. The medicine container should be kept tightly closed. Oral suspension Lexiva does not require to be reconstituted. The solution should be stored at a temperature between 5° and 30°C. This solution should not be frozen. Always shake it well before use.
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