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Maximune 500Mg Tablet

Manufacturer: Cipla Ltd
Medicine composition: Saquinavir
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: December 14, 2018

Maximune 500Mg Tablet is used to treat HIV-1 infection in adults and in children over 16 years of age. It is an anti-retroviral agent, and is often used in combination with ritonavir. The mode of administration of this medicine is oral, and it is available in the form of gel capsules. However, for patients who may be unable to swallow the capsules for reasons, you may follow the doctor’s instructions and make a suspension, to be given orally to the patient. This drug, along with ritonavir, must be taken within 2 hours after having a meal.

The recommended dosage of this medicine is 1000 mg per day, taken twice daily, along with 100 mg of ritonavir (per day), also taken twice daily. If you are already taking the recommended dosage of ritonavir otherwise, as part of your therapy, then you are not required to take it separately along with Maximune 500Mg Tablet. The use of cobicistat along with Maximune 500Mg Tablet is not recommended.

In case of overdose, you are recommended to discontinue the therapy until the toxicity resolves itself. Once the symptoms of overdose pass, you may resume taking the full dose again. Prolongation of PR and QT intervals are the side effects of Maximune 500Mg Tablet.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a HIV Specialist before using this medicine.

  • Hiv Infection

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Maximune 500mg tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
    Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Maximune 500mg tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    Caution is advised when driving or operating machinery.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    Caution should be advised in patients with severe renal impairment.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Maximune 500Mg Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.

Maximune 500Mg Tablet is used against the action HIV. It blocks the HIV viral proteinase enzyme that inhibits the division (cleavage) of the gag-pol polyprotein, leading to the formation of noninfectious, unformed viral fragments.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Medicine

    Urimax 0.4Mg Capsule Mr

    Zathrin Redimix Suspension

    Pratham 200Mg/5Ml Rediuse Suspension

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