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Tipranavir (By mouth)

Treats HIV infection. This medicine does not cure HIV or AIDS, but it may help slow down the progress of the disease. It is given in combination with ritonavir.

What works?

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Tipranavir is used in combination with ritonavir (Norvir®) to treat an infection caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). HIV is the virus that causes acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). This medicine is usually given to patients who have received HIV treatment in the past. Tipranavir will not cure or prevent HIV infection or AIDS. It helps keep HIV from reproducing and appears… Read more
Brand names include
Aptivus
Drug classes About this
Antiretroviral Agent, Antiviral

What works? Research summarized

Evidence reviews

Efficacy of new antiretroviral drugs in treatment-experienced HIV-infected patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis of recent randomized controlled trials

OBJECTIVES: We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to assess the overall efficacy of new antiretroviral drugs, as well as the factors associated with increased efficacy. We compared CD4 cell count increases associated with chemokine (C-C motif) receptor 5 (CCR5) inhibitors or other new drugs, using indirect comparison.

Summaries for consumers

Dolutegravir (Tivicay) for HIV infection: Overview

Dolutegravir (trade name: Tivicay) has been approved in Germany since January 2014 in combination with other antiretroviral drugs for the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in adults and children over 12 years of age.

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