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Composition for NELVIR

Nelfinavir(250 mg)

food interaction for NELVIR

alcohol interaction for NELVIR

pregnancy interaction for NELVIR

lactation interaction for NELVIR

It is better to take Nelvir 250mg capsule with food.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Nelvir 250mg capsule is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown no adverse effect on the fetus, but there is no human studies or animal studies have shown an adverse effect that was not confirmed in human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Nelvir 250mg capsule is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.


Nelfinavir(250 mg)


Nelvir 250mg capsule is used for the treatment for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, along with other medications (other antiretroviral agents).

How it works

Nelvir 250mg capsule is an antiretroviral medication belonging to the class, protease inhibitors. It works by inhibiting the action of a viral enzyme called protease, which is essential for maturation of the HIV virus resulting in the production of immature, non-infectious virus and reducing the number of HIV causing virus in the body.

Common side effects

Vomiting, Nausea, Kidney stone, Abdominal pain, Acne-like rash, Anxiety, Back pain, Bloody diarrhea, Cardiac disorder, Flatulence, Increased creatine level in blood, Increased blood urea, Loss of appetite, Muscle pain


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Expert advice for NELVIR

  • Your blood glucose levels should be monitored regularly as development and worsening of diabetes have been reported during nelfinavir treatment.
  • Tell your doctor if you have liver or kidney functioning problems, bleeding disorder (hemophilia),  phenylketonuria (a serious hereditary disorder) or high blood cholesterol or triglycerides.
  • You should be monitored regularly for signs of any infection or inflammatory reactions indicating changes in immune system.
  • Nelfinavir is not recommended for use in children aged below 3 years.
  • Treatment with nelfinavir along with other anti-HIV medications can cause lipodystrophy (changes in body fat - build up or loss of body fat) usually resulting in increase of fat in breasts, neck, chest, stomach, upper back and loss of fat from legs, arms, and face.
  • You must take necessary precautions (practicing safer sex and making other life-style changes) to avoid spreading of HIV virus to others.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant.

Frequently asked questions for NELVIR


Q. What is nelfinavir used for?
Nelfinavir is a protease inhibitor used for the treatment for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, along with other medications (other antiretroviral agents).


Content on this page was last updated on 21 October, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)