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Side Effects Of Indinavir

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Indinavir (Crixivan)

...absorption of indinavir. Indinavir is sensitive to moisture. Store it in its original container. Inside the container, there is a desiccant (a material that helps keep it dry). What Are the Side Effects? The most serious side effect of indinavir is kidney stones, including pain in the sides. You can reduce the risk of kidney stones by drinking at least 8 glasses of water each day. In rare cases, indinavir can cause serious anemia, a...
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stopping indinavir/ nephrolithiasis

Question 1: my brother is taking azt, ddi, and crixivan, and recently had probable kidney stones, despite drinking large amounts of fluids. What will happen if he discontinues the drug? Can he go on a different protease inhibitor?Or will...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

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

Harvard Medical School
...Nephrolithiasis (kidney stones) is a potential side effect of indinavir (Crixivan), and although drinking lots of water (at least 2 quarts per day) will lower your chances of developing stones, it Read more »

re: honesty when side effects

Regarding the questioner who asked why docs aren't honest regarding side effects from the meds, I can only say my docs have always laid everything out and I made the decisions. I tested positive 21 years ago. I started meds 10 years ago this month....
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...your experiences-- even ones with medications like AZT,3TC and indinavir-- a regimen that today we'd call very difficult and side effect-prone.Yes, there are many treatment options today. It should be possible for the vast majority of first- and... Read more »

retonivier and indinavier side effects

what side effects can retonivier and indinavier have as combination therepy
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...There are a variety of side effects from ritonavir/indinavir therapy. Gastrointestinal symptoms are common, with nausea (sometimes vomiting), abdominal Read more »

treatment with viracept (nelfinavir)

Do you have any experience in treating patients with Viracept? Is thisprotease inhibitor better that the three others currentlyon the market? What combination therapy (with this agent) appears to be mosthelpful?
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

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

Harvard Medical School
...metabolism and poor absorption.Nelfinavir does have some other advantages, however. It is fairly well-tolerated. There are fewer side effects than with ritonavir, andperhaps even fewer than indinavir. The main side effect is diarrhea, whichis... Read more »

An Overview of Crixivan (Indinavir) Contraindications Individuals should tell a doctor about any medical problems before taking this medicine. Possible Side Effects Along with its desired effects, indinavir sulfate can cause some serious unwanted effects, including... Read more »
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Late Breaker No. LB16: Phase III, Multicenter, Randomized, Open-Label Study to Compare the Antiretroviral Activity and Tolerability of Efavirenz (EFV) + Indinavir (IDV), versus EFV + Zidovudine (ZDV) + Lamuvidine (3TC), versus IDV + ZDV + 3TC at 48 Weeks (Study DMP 266-006)

...counting the events on study. Those who reached PCR    OBS LOCF NC=F EFV/ZDV/3TC 98% 86% 71% EFV/IDV 83% 66% 53% IDV/ZDV/3TC 86% 61% 48% Statistically, there is a difference (p to suppress viral... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet


...Interaction Problems The acne drugs tretinoin (Retin-A) and isotretinoin (Accutane) tend to dry out the skin. Dry skin is also a side effect of the protease inhibitor indinavir (Crixivan) and some other antiretroviral medications (ARVs). If you... Read more »
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...month for 400 mg, 180 capsules Manufacturer contact: Merck and Co., , 1 (800) 850-3430 Potential side effects and toxicity: Headache, fatigue or weakness, malaise (general ill feeling), nausea, diarrhea, stomach pains,... Read more »
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PEP Question

Posted by agny, 1 Reply
...already mentioned I went to the emergency room to get a prescription for PEP. They didn't favor the idea becasue of all the side effects. Just a question about the prescription. They gave me three: Indinavir Sulfate: every 8 hours Nevirapine:... Read more »

Side effects

Posted by abirch, 1 Reply an African American women who has been hiv+ for 10 years I have been taking medication for 8 years. Currently I am taking indinavir, combivir, and norvir. My skin is gradually getting darker, and my lips are constantly dry, swollen and... 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 »

Picking Combinations

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am about to begin treatment and am really at a loss. What is the combination of choice?? Can anyone tell me? Is sustiva really that great? RJ Read more »