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Tipranavir structure.jpg
IUPAC name: see chemistry section
Synonyms: Aptivus®
Formula: C31H33F3N2O5S

 Uses: HIV

 Properties: protease inhibitor

 Hazards: see drug interactions

Mass (g/mol): CAS #:
602.6643 174484-41-4

Tipranavir (TPV), sold under the brand name Aptivus®, is a nonpeptidic protease inhibitor drug used to treat HIV/AIDS in combination with ritonavir. It is used for patients with extensive previous treatment of those infected with HIV strains that have multiple protease inhibitor resistance. Tipranavir blocks the function of protease enzymes sothat the Gag and Gag-Pol polyprotein cannot be cleaved into individual active proteins, thus blocking the formation of infectious mature viral particles. Such inhibitors all almost always used in a combination therapy with other anti-HIV drugs.


Its IUPAC chemical name is Name N-[3-[(1R)-1-[(6R)-2-hydroxy-4-oxo-6-(2-phenylethyl)-6-propyl-5H-pyran-3-yl]propyl]phenyl]-5-(trifluoromethyl)pyridine-2-sulfonamide and its chemical formula is C31H33F3N2O5S.

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