Lexiva (Fosamprenavir Calcium) is indicated to help control HIV infection. It helps to lessen the amount of HIV in your body. As a result, it will help your immune system work well. This is used along with another HIV medication.
This medication will lower your chance of getting HIV complications. It will also improve your quality of life.
How does Lexiva (Fosamprenavir Calcium)?
Lexiva (Fosamprenavir Calcium) is rapidly hydrolyzed to amprenavir by cellular phosphatases in the gut epithelium as it is absorbed. This drug interferes with this process by binding to the active site of HIV-1 protease. It prevents the process of viral Gag and Gag-Pol polyprotein precursors. That it results in the formation of immature non-infectious viral particles.
Why use Lexiva (Fosamprenavir Calcium)?
Lexiva (Fosamprenavir Calcium) is a prodrug of amprenavir. It is an inhibitor of HIV protease. This drug is supplied as tablets for oral use. It contains Fosamprenavir Calcium as an active ingredient. It is a white to cream colored solid. It is available in a strength of 700 mg. In the year 2003, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved this medication.
How to use Lexiva (Fosamprenavir Calcium)?
This medication is to be taken by mouth. It is usually taken once or twice a day. You may take it with or without food. The dosage is based on your medical condition and response.
Remember to take it at the same time every day. Take it exactly as it is prescribed. Do not take it longer or more than it is given to you. It may cause the amount of virus to increase and make the infection more difficult to treat.
What are the side-effects of Lexiva (Fosamprenavir Calcium)?
Common side effects:
- Stomach or abdominal pain
- Mood changes
- Numbness or tingling especially around your mouth
- Changes in the shape or location of body fat especially in your legs, arms, face, or waist
Warnings and Precautions
- Before taking this drug, tell your doctor if you have any allergies. This may have an inactive ingredient that causes an allergic reaction.
- Tell also to your doctor if you have any medical history or current medications/treatments.
- This medication may not be recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women. Discuss the risks and benefit with your doctor before using.
- Keep this at a dry and clean place away from the heat and moisture.