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Can I take tipranavir if I am pregnant?

You should not take tipranavir (Aptivus) if you are pregnant because this drug could be dangerous to a developing fetus. If you are considering pregnancy, discuss your options with your doctor.

If you are taking tipranavir, which is prescribed to treat human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), be aware that it can reduce the effectiveness of birth control pills, so talk with your doctor about other contraception methods. If you become pregnant while taking tipranavir, tell your doctor immediately.

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