FDA warns of potential cardiovascular risk with Lexiva in HIV-infected patients

The FDA and GlaxoSmithKline have notified healthcare professionals of a potential association between Lexiva (fosamprenavir calcium) and myocardial infarction and dyslipidemia in HIV-infected adults. The Warnings and Precautions sections of the Lexiva Prescribing Information have been updated to note that increases in cholesterol have occurred with treatment. The labeling now includes a recommendation that triglyceride and cholesterol testing be performed prior to initiating therapy with Lexiva and at periodic intervals during therapy.

Lexiva is indicated for the treatment of HIV-1 infection. Lexiva tablets are available in a 700mg dosage strength, Lexiva Oral Suspension is available in a 50mg/mL dosage strength.

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