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An Overview of Invirase (Saquinavir) Img

An Overview of Invirase (Saquinavir)

Brand Name: Invirase Other Names: SQV, saquinavir mesylate Drug Class: Protease Inhibitors

Saquinavir (Invirase) Img

Saquinavir (Invirase)

Table of Contents 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 Other Drugs? What Is Saquinavir? Saquinavir, also called Invirase, is a drug used as...

Invirase

Brand name: Invirase Generic name: indinavir sulfate (indinavir), or IDV Class: Protease inhibitor (PI) Manufacturer: Genentech, www.genentech.com, (800) 626-3553 AWP: $1,112.09/month for 500 mg tablets Standard Dose: Two 500 mg film-coated tabl...

Fortovase or Invirase (Saquinavir)

The 500-mg Invirase tablets are beige and imprinted with "ROCHE" on one side and "SQV 500" on the other side. Background and Description Dose Food Restrictions Storage Patient Assistance Side Effects and Toxicity Drug Interactions Addi...

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Mama Mia Please Don't Eat the Garlic (Supplements)

Probably the little garlic that is in food is not important, but taking large amounts of it in the form of supplements should only be done with a lot of caution and the following information. A study was done and reported upon by the HIV treatment e...

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Saquinavir Soft Gel Capsules Versus Indinavir as Part of AZT and 3TC Containing Triple Therapy

Abstract I-92 The Dutch are to be congratulated for performing one of the first head to head comparisons of two protease containing triple combination regimens. This study is known as the CHEESE study (don't ask, it is an acronym and we can only ho...

Nutrition

Practicing Good Nutrition Habits When Using Fortovase

With many people with HIV using protease inhibitors, more attention needs to be paid to the nutrition considerations of taking and coping with these medications. As a registered dietitian specializing in HIV care, I have found that the focus of my w...

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Ritonavir-Saquinavir Combination Therapy in Patients with Advanced HIV Infection

Two small studies presented at the National Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Washington,D.C. examined the effect of the combination of ritonavir and saquinavir in advanced HIV positive patients. Prior to these studies, the c...