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What are the precautions when taking this medicine?
• Do not run out of this medicine.
• If you have diabetes, this medicine may sometimes raise blood sugars. Talk with healthcare provider about how to adjust for this.
• If you have liver disease, talk with healthcare provider.
• If you have a slow heartbeat and do not have a pacemaker, talk with healthcare provider.
• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.
• Do not take antacids or didanosine within 2 hours of this medicine.
• Do not take St John's wort with this medicine. It may make this medicine less effective.
• Avoid grapefruit and grapefruit juice.
• To protect against sexually-transmitted diseases, use a latex condom.
• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.
• Use birth control that you can trust to prevent pregnancy in HIV disease.
• Do not use a hormone-related form of birth control.
• Breast-feeding is not recommended in HIV disease in the U.S.
What are some possible side effects of this medicine?
• High cholesterol level.
• High triglyceride level.
• Nausea or vomiting. Small frequent meals, frequent mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help.
• Change in body fat distribution.
• Feeling tired or weak.
Reasons to call healthcare provider immediately
• If you suspect an overdose, call your local poison control center or emergency department immediately.
• Signs of a life-threatening reaction. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; fits; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat.
• Severe dizziness or passing out.
• Difficulty breathing.
• Severe nausea or vomiting.
• Severe diarrhea.
• Yellow skin or eyes.
• Feeling extremely tired or weak.
• Back pain, belly pain, or blood in the urine. May be signs of a kidney stone.
• Any rash.
• No improvement in condition or feeling worse.