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People who have HIV/AIDS that is resistant to other types of treatment may benefit from Aptivus® (tipranavir). This medication is given in combination with another product, ritonavir (Norvir®), as part of an HIV "cocktail," which helps improve its effectiveness. Aptivus works by blocking a process the HIV virus needs in order to multiply.
If you have certain other medical conditions, such as diabetes, hemophilia, or liver disease, your healthcare provider needs to know this information when prescribing this drug. Aptivus may not be an appropriate medicine in these situations, and discussing these and other issues with your healthcare provider will help ensure the safety and effectiveness of your treatment plan.
(Click Aptivus to learn more about this drug, including possible side effects, dosing guidelines, what to do in cases of overdose, and more.)
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