Advertisement

The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

How Much Does Saquinavir Cost

Here's a taste of what TheBody.com has to offer on this topic:
Get the Facts
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Invirase (Saquinavir mesylate)

... sack-KWIN-uh-vihr MEH-sih-LATE --> Brand Name: Invirase Other Name(s): Ro 31-8959/003 (Saquinavir mesylate), SQV, Saquinavir mesylate, Saquinavir monomethanesulfonate (Saquinavir mesylate) Drug Class: Protease Inhibitors Saquinavir mesylate, also known as Invirase, and saquinavir, formerly marketed in the United States
Ask the Experts

big belly/skinny body

hi my boyfriend has hiv and he has a big belly now. what meds could he take to help him and what would you recommend him take. he is now on norvir 100 mg,invirase 500 mg & combivir 150mg
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Exercise and diet can help modestly and is recommended. Drug treatment for increased intraabdominal fat is still of uncertain cost/benefit so no specific regimen can be generally recommended. KH Read more »

Need Solution

Hi docs,I'm sorry for asking again this question (Because I need more detailed info). I am a male, 25 years old from Indonesia and I have a 'special case' with ARV. I already take ARV for more than 1 year, and I take AZT+3TC+NVP but I cannot handle...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...be a combination of abacavir and lamivudine. As far as a third drug goes, I would go with any protease inhibitor you have (saquinavir, atazanavir, kaletra...)The gynecomastia is an unfortunate problem, that may well require surgery to correct. Read more »

salvage therapy

I am a doctor based in zambia who treats HIV pateints and i have been placed in a quagmire of sorts. i recently saw ayoung man of 15 years age who is on ARV for close to 10 years. he unfortunately is resistant to a whole range of drugs . he had both...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
...entry inhibitors such as MK-0518. For you and your patient in Zambia, I would suggest an alternate boosted PI, e.g. boosted saquinavir or boosted fos-amprenavir, with continued Stocrin, and the NRTI combination of tenofovir or abacavir plus... Read more »

Weight Loss

I have been on Ritonavir, truvada & saquinavir for 1 year. My cd4 count is 360 & viral load undectable, however I have lost over 25 kilos in weight in < 1 year.Suffer from lost of appetite and fatigue. My HIV Dr told me before i started the meds i...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...which is the definition of wasting.Your elevated cholesterol may be a side effect of your two protease inhibitors (ritonavir and saquinavir). The first intervention for elevated cholesterol would be diet and exercise. If that is not sufficient, I... Read more »
Articles
AIDS InfoNet

Saquinavir (Invirase)

... What Is Saquinavir? Who Should Take It? What About Drug Resistance? How Is It Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does It React With Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Invirase

... Common Name: saquinavir Brand Name: Invirase Class: HIV protease inhibitor (PI) Standard dose: Two 500 mg film-coated tablets with 100 Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Drug Names and Manufacturers

..."/r" after the name of a protease inhibitor, that means it is boosted with a small dose of ritonavir. For example, SQV/r means saquinavir boosted with ritonavir. At present, only lopinavir and ritonavir are available in a single pill. Year... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Ritonavir (Norvir)

...with names ending in "-afil", drugs to treat asthma, and for heart rhythm (antiarrhythmics.) Taking ritonavir together with saquinavir can cause an irregular heartbeat. Other drugs to watch out for include other ARVs, drugs to treat tuberculosis... Read more »
Connect With Others

Cost of Atripla

Posted by kaoticv, 1 Reply
...university, which unfortunately pays only $1500 maximum per policy year for outpatient drugs. I have come to understand that Atripla costs close to $1500 per MONTH. Both our salaries are under $25,000. Anyone have any ideas? PS We live in... Read more »

How much does Atripla cost? *DELETED*

Posted by westernbear69, 1 Reply
Post deleted by westernbear69 Read more »

cost of hiv

Posted by hopefulone, 8 Replies
...curious...what is the cost of hiv in terms of medical treatment...i am not currently on medicine and am curious what the disease costs some of you guys Read more »

Need Ritonavir

Posted by Anonymous
...seeking help for 10 months supply of Ritonavir so that I may commence with therapy, and I would be most grateful. These drugs cost in the region of $600 per month in South Africa, a cost I just cannot afford. I will pay all deliver costs. Yours... Read more »