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What Is Viracept

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... Common Name: nelfinavir Brand Name: Viracept Class: HIV protease inhibitor (PI) Standard dose: 1,250 mg taken as either two 625 mg tablets or five 250 mg tablets twice daily with food. Take missed dose as soon as possible, unless it is almost time for your next
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Viracept family

How can you tell which drug belongs to what family? Like Viracept, how can you tell which family it belongs too? since i am having a hard time finding it.
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...I'm not impressed by your search engine.Nelfinavir (Viracept) is a HIV protease inhibitor. BY Read more »


Hi guys,I am taking Viracept + Combivir twice a day (morning/evening) as PEP right now. In the Pharmacy I was told to take Combivir and Viracept at the same time since they do not interact. However I am not so sure if it might not be better if I...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...Dear Nora,These two medications can certainly be taken together at the same time. Viracept should be taken with food.DW Read more »

Is Viracept ok to take in the US?

My husband has been HIV positive since 1997. He is still on the same combination of medications which is essentially Viracept and Combivir. When he was first diagnosed, his CD4 count was 156 and his viral load was over 233,000 copies. His CD4 count...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...The current recommendation is that pregnant women and children change from Viracept to an alternative agent because the level of carcinogen present in Viracept is more dangerous in this setting. So based on what Read more »


Thank you very much for this excellent service.I am currently taking Truvada once per day, along with 250 mg (1 pill) of Viracept twice per day. Is this a normal and effective combination? I have read that the usual dosage for Viracept is 1,250 mg,...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Thanks for your post.Your dose of nelfinavir (Viracept) is way too low. You're correct in that the dose should be 1250 mg twice daily. I'd get this corrected as soon as possible.BY Read more »

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 Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Nelfinavir (Viracept)

... 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... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Important Information About Viracept

... Viracept (nelfinavir mesylate) is a protease inhibitor antiretroviral medicine used in combination with other anti-HIV medications to Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive People in Zambia React to Recall of Roche Antiretroviral Viracept

... The recent recall of Roche 's antiretroviral drug Viracept has "created panic" among HIV-positive people taking antiretrovirals in Zambia, some of whom believe that other drugs might not Read more »
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Viracept and Combivir for 10 years?

Posted by flyboy101, 2 Replies
...I have a questions. I have been positive for 15 years. Have been on Viracept and Combivir for 10 years and my Tcells are over 1400 and non detectable virial load for 10 years. I just read Dr. Wohl's post Read more »

Viracept GI help

Posted by Anonymous
...Has anyone had any luck with anything that will help with the Viracept-related diarreah, gas and bloating? Any help would be appreciated. Read more »

does anyone else have a trouble with Viracept

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I'm 25 I have been living with HIV since June 5th 2001. I've been taking Trizivir and Viracept for the past 4 months. The side effects have been a major pain I just hope this isn't a sign of things to come!! Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...can anyone share any longer term side effects of treatment with viracept(more than 2 years)I went through some very slight initial diareaha(extremely mild and resolved quickly)But lipo is setting in(pyshical Read more »