Lexiva (Fosamprenavir) and/or equivalents
Telzir 700mgSource Country: Canada
Shipped From: Canada Marketed as Telzir in Canada Manufacturer: VIIV Healthcare ULC
Telzir Suspension 50mg/mlSource Country: European Union
Shipped From: United Kingdom Marketed as Telzir Suspension in European Union Manufacturer: GlaxoSmithKline UK Ltd
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Description of Lexiva
Lexiva falls under a certain category of HIV medications known as protease inhibitors. The key role of the drug is to prevent the multiplication, growth and development of the human immunodeficiency virus inside the human body. The generic name of Lexiva is fosamprenavir.
Lexiva is available in the form of tablets in only one strength- Lexiva 700mg. One can buy Lexiva in the form of an oral suspension as well.
Indications & Dosage of Lexiva
Lexiva is indicated for the treatment of HIV, the multiplication of which may lead to Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome or AIDS. It should be noted that Lexiva is purely a preventive medication and should not be seen as a complete cure for HIV or AIDS.
One can only buy Lexiva for patients who are 6 years of age and above.
One should administer only the prescribed quantities of the drug. Altering the dosage pattern may reduce the effectiveness of Lexiva or do harm to the body. Sometimes, Lexiva may be used in combination with ritonavir. The recommended total dose for adults is two doses amounting to 2800mg Lexiva a day. Two 700mg tablets should be used for one dose. In the case of the oral suspension, it is recommended that you use a dropper or any other dose-measuring device.
Blood tests are a very important part of Lexiva use and should be undertaken regularly. Lastly, the drug should be stored at room temperature and away from moisture and heat.
Side effects & Interactions of Lexiva
Lexiva users may experience certain side effects during the course of treatment. Some side effects are minor and should not be causes for concern. The minor side effects of Lexiva are as follows:
- Nausea and vomiting;
- Frequent mood swings;
- Noticeable changes in shape and location of body fat;
- Stomach problems and diarrhea
Other side effects may also be experienced by users. These side effects may be of a more serious nature and lead to severe health complications. These need to be dealt with through effective medical attention. Some of these side effects are:
- Fever and several skin problems;
- Flu symptoms;
- Escalated amounts of urination;
- Excessive thirst;
- Severe chest pain, with the pain often spreading to certain other parts of the body;
- Changes in urine color;
Certain substances, if used with Lexiva, may cause drug interactions, often leading to severe health complications. Substances like rifampin, warfarin, itraconazole, antidepressants, certain heart rhythm medications, blood pressure medications, tacrolimus and other immune suppressants, oral diabetes medicines, cholesterol lowering drugs, steroids, and erectile dysfunction medicines should be used only if the doctor allows it.
Warnings & Precautions of Lexiva
People allergic to fosemprenavir and other antiviral drugs should not take Lexiva. Certain substances like cisapride, midazolam, ergonovine and methylergonovine should be avoided when taking Lexiva.
Patients suffering from liver and kidney disorders, hemophilia, heart related conditions and diabetes should definitely consult their doctor before taking Lexiva.
Lexiva may harm an unborn baby, and must be used with caution by pregnant women. Breastfeeding women should also check with a doctor before taking the drug.