Bristol-Myers Squibb (name brand)
Teva Parenteral Medicines (generic
What it does:
Provides second-line treatment for Kaposi’s sarcoma
135 mg per square meter of body surface, intravenously over three hours every three weeks, or 100 mg per square meter of body surface, intravenously over three hours every two weeks
What to know:
Use caution when taking with Versed, Buspar, Vansar, Plendil, Altocor, Altoprev, Mevacor, Zocor, Relpax, Revatio, Viagra, Halcion, Reyataz, Biaxin, Crixivan, Sporanox, Feoris, Nizoral, Serzone, Viracept, Norvir, and several other drugs. See HIVPlusMag.com for others.
Most serious: bone marrow disorders Other: tiredness, weakness, shortness of breath, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, unusual bleeding or bruising, joint pain or numbness, hair loss