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What Is Saquinavir Used For

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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
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saquinavir with abacavir?

I have been on saquinavir, lumivudine, and d4t since diagnosis in 1998 when my T4s were clear down to 35. They have slowly climbed to 300 and my viral load has been undetectable for some time. I eat and exercise quite well but lypoatrophy...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
...I would not have any concern over the saquinavir which is generally a well tolerated drug. There are no interactions between saquinavir and abacavir so there would be no problem Read more »

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. Read more »

switched to Ratonavir/Saquinavir question

Dr. Gallant: I just read you answer to the February 7th question on switching toRatonavir and Saquinavir. Now I am reallyconfused. I took your suggestion and went on 400mg of Ratonavir and 400mg. of Saquinavir bid. I am really fatiqued andfeel...
Joel Gallant, M.D.

Response from Joel Gallant, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
...should come from your doctor. But since you've already changed your therapy, I'll just make a few comments on the ritonavir/saquinavir combination.The usual dose of saquinavir is 600 mg three times daily. When combined with ritonavir the dose... Read more »


Should all patients on Saquinavir be switched to gelcaps? a medical provider
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

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

Harvard Medical School
When the soft-gel caps are released, it would seem reasonable to switch everyoneover from the old formulation to the new one, since you will be able to achieve higher drug levels with somewhat fewer pills. Read more »
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 »

Saquinavir (Fortovase, Invirase)

... --> Brand Name: Invirase Clase de medicamento: Inhibidor de la proteasa El mesilato de saquinavir, conocido también como Invirase, y el saquinavir, comercializado antes en los Estados Unidos como Fortovase, pertenecen a la Read more »
InfoRed SIDA

Saquinavir (Invirase)

... ¿Qué Es Saquinavir? ¿Quién Debe Tomarlo? ¿Qué Es la Resistencia a los Medicamentos? ¿Cómo Se Toma Saquinavir? ¿Cuáles Son los Efectos Read more »
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Ritonavir-Saquinavir Combination Therapy in Patients with Advanced HIV Infection

...Conference onRetroviruses and OpportunisticInfections in Washington,D.C. examined the effect of the combination ofritonavirand saquinavir in advanced HIV positive patients. Prior to these studies,the combination of ritonavir and saquinavir had... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous
...I am on Norvir/Saquinavir. HIV+ since 1990. I have noticed that sometimes I just plain feel like CRAP...a fatigue that resembles the flu. Sometimes lasts Read more »

Need Ritonavir

Posted by Anonymous
...go". My viral load has steadily increased to 780,000 and Cd4 count down to 32. After much consultation I have opted for the Saquinavir/Ritonavir cocktail and this is where I seek help. I have managed to source 10 months supply of Saquinavir and... Read more »

Med resistance on Norvir/Saquinivar..anyone else?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I have been on Norvir/Saquinavir for 7 years. Starting to show resistance. Panicking a little, they worked for so long, controlled side effects. Doctor wants Read more »

Tengo 44 anos...

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Tengo 44 aos, vivo en la ciudad de Mexico y me s + desde enero de este ao. He tenido diversos problemas en gran medida determinados por un estado depresivo que he superado poco a poco. Actualmente me siento muy bien y al parecer los antivirales... Read more »