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Nelfinavir Side Effects

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Nelfinavir (Viracept)

... What Is Nelfinavir? Who Should Take Nelfinavir? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Nelfinavir Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Nelfinavir React With Other Drugs? What Is Nelfinavir? Nelfinavir, also called Viracept, is a drug used as part of antiretroviral therapy (ART). It is manufactured by ViiV Healthcare. Nelfinavir is a protease
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time span between doses

HelloLet me just say what a brilliant job I think you all do here.I have been hiv+ for a year and have tried three cocktails. Now I am on Viramune, Zerit and Viread with good results... cd4 600 and vl undetectable.However I have nausea/fatigue and...
Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Response from Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Washington University, St. Louis School of Medicine
...before you started zoloft? Also, there may be drug-drug interactions between zoloft and nevirapine causing you to have more side effects from the zoloft. Maybe you could try to lower the dose of zoloft and see how you feel. It is difficult to... Read more »

side effects

Doctors, Of the two PI's, ritonavir and nelfinavir, recomended for treatment in HIV infected infants, which one is better tolerated with the least amount of potential side effects? Is there another PI that you would recommend to take with AZT and...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...Nelfinavir and ritonavir are the 2 PI's for which we have the best pharmacokinetic and safety data across the age spectrum in pediatrics. Read more »

GI side effects

Which HIV treatment for initial therapy, on the preferred list, has the most gastrointestinal side effects?
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...This is an interesting question. Unfortunately, they will all have side effects of this type, to a greater or lesser extene.Among the nucleosides, I would watch more carefully for these types of things Read more »

About Viracept(Nelfinavir).

Can you please introduce the new protease inhibitor Viracept(Nelfinavir)? I would like to know moreabout it. What is the dosage? What are some of its side effects? How does it affect CD4 cell count andviral load?
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
...three times daily. It should be taken with food, and does not have to be taken exactly every 8 hours. The most common side effect is loose stools (not profuse diarrhea), which can betreated with drugs like Imodium or Lomotil.The effect of... Read more »

An Overview of Viracept (Nelfinavir)

...doctors. Contraindications Individuals should tell a doctor about any medical problems before taking this medicine. Possible Side Effects Along with its desired effects, nelfinavir can cause some serious unwanted effects, including... Read more »

An Overview of Kaletra (Lopinavir/Ritonavir)

...Contraindications Individuals should tell a doctor about any medical problems before taking this medicine. Possible Side Effects Along with its desired effects, this medicine can cause some serious unwanted effects. Individuals should tell a... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Caution with Nelfinavir and Some Lipid-Lowering Drugs

...(Agenerase) indinavir (Crixivan) lopinavir (Kaletra) nelfinavir (Viracept) ritonavir (Norvir) saquinavir (Fortovase) One of the side effects associated with this group of drugs is that they can increase levels of fatty substances in the... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...$796.99 / month for 250 and 625 mg tablets Manufacturer contact: ViiV Healthcare, 1 (877) 844-8872 Potential side effects and toxicity: Most common include diarrhea (15-20% of patients), stomach discomfort, nausea, gas, weakness, and... Read more »
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Thanks for your support and any more advice?

Posted by motherinlaw, 3 Replies
I want to thank everyone for their support and help. I posted this in response to my own previous posting and felt it might have gotten lost in the shuffle and so am reposting. I have just spoken to my son again. He was finally able to convince... Read more »

Isentress & Side Effects

Posted by design36, 3 Replies
...I have been taking Isentress for about a month...Adnormal dreams, Insomnia, Excessive fatique have been side effects and seem to be ones for a lot of people. Does anyone have experience with this drug? Did the side effects get better? How long Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...has approved a number of drugs for treating HIV infection. The first group of drugs used to treat HIV infection, called nucleoside reverse transcriptase (RT) inhibitors, interrupts an early stage of the virus making copies of itself. These drugs... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous
...patient with symptoms suggestive of HIV infection could actually be an HIV-negative young adult manifesting for the first time the effects of a primary immunodeficiency disease involving B-cell and/or T-cell dysfunction. (Immunoglobulin A... Read more »