soft gel form of saq
May 6, 1997
Dr. Gallant, do you know when the soft gel formulation of saquinavir is going to be available, and exactly what difference/significance, if any, will this new form make? Will it decrease side effects, improve absorption, or what? Thanks! Carl
Response from Dr. Gallant
Carl, I'm sure that the new formulation will be available sometime this year, but I can't be more specific. The point of the soft-gel capsule is to improve absorption. The bioavailability of the current formulation is about 4%, meaning that 9% ends up in the toilet. The new formulation will do better, though I'm told that bioavailability will still be only about 12%, and you'll still have to take a hefty number of pills.
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- Itchy Skin After Touching A Bloody Scab Sign Of HIV AIDS
- Pain In Urethra After Getting Fingered Worried I Have
- Vaginal Discharge After Touching Penis Worried I Have HIV
- White Bumps After Receptive Anal Sex Worried I Have HIV
- White Discharge After Oral Sex With No Protection Does It Mean I Have HIV
- How Fast Can You Detect A Std?
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.