Treating HIV infection. Agenerase is used in combination with other medicines.
Agenerase is an HIV-protease inhibitor. It works by inhibiting the growth of HIV.
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All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Diarrhea/loose stools; headache; nausea; numbness or tingling around the mouth and in the hands and feet; rash; shift of body fat to stomach and upper back; stomach pain; taste disorders; vomiting.
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); change in mood, emotions, or behavior; clumsiness; depression; excessive urination, thirst, or hunger; fever, chills, or sore throat; muscle pain or stiffness; red, swollen, or blistered skin; seizures; unusual tiredness or weakness; yellowing of the skin or eyes.
The recommended oral dose of AGENERASE Capsules for adults is 1,200 mg (twenty-four 50-mg capsules) twice daily in combination with other antiretroviral agents.