Saquinavir is used to treat HIV-1 infection in adults. It is an antiretroviral agent and is often used in combination with ritonavir. The recommended dosage of this medicine is 1000 mg per day.
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 this drug.Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding must consult doctor before using this medication. It is advised to take this medication as per the direction of the doctor.
This drug is used to treat:
Is It safe with alcohol?Consult your doctor before consuming alcohol.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?Women who are pregnant must consult doctor before using this drug.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?In case of breastfeeding, you must consult the 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.
Are there any missed dose instructions?Missed dose should be taken as soon as possible. It is recommended to skip your missed dose, if it is the time for your next scheduled dose.
Are there any overdose instructions?Consult your doctor in case of overdose.
This drug is used against the action HIV. It blocks the HIV viral protease 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
MedicineThis drug interacts with ritonavir, tipranavir, efavirenz, etc.
Interaction with Disease
DiseaseDo not use this medication if you suffer from liver or kidney disease.
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