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What Is Nelfinavir Used For

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AIDS InfoNet

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
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Nelfinavir -v- Nelfinavir/Saquinavir Combo

I have been on AZT, 3TC and Crixivan since last December and my VL has dropped to (last reading) 175. However, I amseriously considering a switch from Crixivan to Nelfinavir (Viracept) because ofthe friendlier dosing schedule, and removalof the risk...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

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

Harvard Medical School
...There may be a benefit to using saquinavir in addition to nelfinavir, but we really don't know yet. Nelfinavir doesn't increase saquinavir levels as much asritonavir does. In the only studies Read more »

nelfinavir+indinavir, is it possible?

Nelfinavir+indinavir, is it possible? Nelfinavir+indinavir, is itpossible?
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

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

Harvard Medical School
...possible. Yes, it's possible. Yes, it's possible.BUT, it hasn't been tested so we wouldn't know what doses to use. Also,since nelfinavir is taken with food and indinavir is taken on an emptystomach, you'd be taking six different doses per day. Read more »

Nelfinavir & Food

Dear Doctoris it better to be exactly on time with Nelfinavir and take it on an empty stomach, or be late or early with it and take it with food as reccomended? If I'm gonna be late, just how late can I be? My other drugs are DDI, Zerit and...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
...Well, this is kind of "you're damned if you do and damned if you don't" kind of question. Nelfinavir levels are significantly increased by a meal (or some food) and so you should take it with a meal. On the other hand, since the 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
...Nelfinavir (Viracept) is the fourth protease inhibitor to be approved by the FDA. The dose is 750 mg (three 250 mg capsules) three times Read more »
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AIDSinfo

An Overview of Viracept (Nelfinavir)

... nel-FIN-a-veer --> Brand Name: Viracept Other Name(s): Mesilato de nelfinavir, NFV, Nelfinavir mesylate Drug Class: Protease Inhibitors Nelfinavir, also known as Viracept, is a type of medicine called Read more »
InfoRed SIDA

Nelfinavir (Viracept)

... ¿Qué es Nelfinavir? ¿Quién Debe Tomar Nelfinavir? ¿Qué es la Resistencia a los Medicamentos? ¿Cómo se Toma Nelfinavir? ¿Cuáles son Read more »
infoSIDA

Mesilato de Nelfinavir (Viracept)

... --> Brand Name: Viracept Clase de medicamento: Inhibidor de la proteasa El mesilato de nelfinavir, conocido también como Viracept, pertenece a una clase de medicamentos llamados inhibidores de la proteasa. Estos medicamentos Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Caution with Nelfinavir and Some Lipid-Lowering Drugs

...Examples of protease inhibitors include the following: amprenavir (Agenerase) indinavir (Crixivan) lopinavir (Kaletra) nelfinavir (Viracept) ritonavir (Norvir) saquinavir (Fortovase) One of the side effects associated with this group of... Read more »
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I have a suggestion for anyone who is taking Nelfi

Posted by Anonymous
... I have a suggestion for anyone who is taking Nelfinavir and is having trouble staying hydrated. I drink Mott's natural apple juice (at least 2 glasses per day) and also, I take 2 Read more »

Recreational drugs

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
i am going to be starting meds soon and i was wondering what treatments i should avoid. i occasionally do recreational drugs such as ecstasy, ghb, and special k. what kind of reactions can be deadly? i don't want to tell my doctor about my use of... Read more »

PEP/Seroconversion delays ...

Posted by GDog, 1 Reply
...unprotected insertive anal sex with someone of unknown status on June 23rd. Within 12 hours I started a PEP regimen consisting of Nelfinavir, 3TC and 4DT. I stopped 11 days later (July 4th) due to a bad rash. I was recently retested on August... Read more »

STI (strat. treatment interruption)

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is there anyone out there considering a STI (strategic treatment interruption)? Specifically, I am looking for someone who has similar medical history. In a nutshell, I was infected in June 1997. Finally detectable in Nov 1997. My viral load at... Read more »