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Protease Inhibitors



Generic Name: indinavir



What it does:
Helps prevent replication of HIV

Traditional dosage:
800 mg, taken every eight hours, with water or another beverage, without food (one hour before or two hours after a meal) or with a light meal

Drug interactions, precautions, & recommendations:
Do not take with oral Versed, Propulsid, Zocor, Mevacor, Latuda, Orap, Cordarone, Hismanal, Halcion, Xanax, Revatio, Uroxatral, Rifadin, Rimactane, Rifamate, Rifater, St. John’s Wort, Wigraine, Cafergot, D.H.E. 45, Migranal, Ergotrate, Methergine, or Reyataz. Use with caution with Viagra, Cialis, Levitra, Lipitor, Seroquel, Crixivan, and Crestor. Drink plenty of fluids and do not take the drug with meals that are high in calories, fat, and protein.

Side effects:
Most serious: most serious: liver failure, kidney stones, changes in body fat, diabetes, anemia, severe pain, muscle weakness 
Other: abdominal pain, fatigue or weakness, low red blood cell count, flank pain, painful urination, feeling unwell, nausea, upset stomach, diarrhea, vomiting, acid regurgitation, increased or decreased appetite, back or shoulder pain, headache, dizziness, taste changes, rash, itchy skin, yellowing of the skin and/or eyes, upper respiratory infection, dry skin, sore throat

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