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Brand name: Aptivus

Aptivus is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) tipranavir. On this page you will find out more about Aptivus, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: tipranavir

Pack size information

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Information for medicine and pack size:
Aptivus 250 mg soft capsule, 120

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.

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What this medicine is for

APTIVUS (tipranavir), co-administered with low dose ritonavir, is indicated for combination treatment of HIV infection in antiretroviral treatment experienced patients from 2 years of age, with evidence of viral replication, who have HIV-1 strains resistant to more than one protease inhibitor. In deciding to initiate therapy with APTIVUS/ritonavir, careful consideration should be given to treatment history of the individual patient and the patterns of mutations associated with different agents. Genotypic testing should be performed to guide the use of APTIVUS. There are insufficient data in paediatric patients less than 2 years of age and treatment of these children with APTIVUS is therefore not recommended.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance Pink, oblong, soft gelatin capsules imprinted in black with 'TPV 250'

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Dosage Form Capsule, soft
Route of administration Oral
Medicine schedule
120 Capsules: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Bottle
Storage temperature Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions Refrigerate,Do not Freeze
Life time 3 Years
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 November 2017

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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Is this medication banned in sport?

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