Saquin 500mg Tablet

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Composition for Saquin 500mg Tablet

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Primarily used for

10 tablets in 1 strip

Medicine Overview of Saquin Tablet


Uses of Saquin Tablet

Saquin 500mg Tablet is used in the treatment of HIV infection.

Side effects of Saquin Tablet


Rash, Headache, Dizziness, Vomiting, Crystals in urine, Nausea, Abdominal pain, Dyspepsia, Paresthesia (tingling or pricking sensation), Throat pain, Increased liver enzymes, Diarrhoea, Peripheral neuropathy (tingling and numbness of feet and hand), Blood in urine, Cough, Altered taste, Increased cholesterol level in blood, Increased triglyceride level in blood, Protein in urine.


How to use Saquin Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Saquin 500mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Saquin Tablet works

Saquin 500mg tablet is antiviral medication. It prevents the multiplication of HIV virus in human cells. Thus stops the HIV virus from producing new viruses.

In Depth Information on Saquin Tablet

Expert advice for Saquin Tablet

  • Consult your doctor about taking the medication if you had a history of abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias), diarrhea, allergies, liver diseases like hepatitis A or B, symptoms of inflammation from previous infections due to HIV, autoimmune disorders, redistribution or accumulation or loss of body fat, stiffness or aches or pains in joints, weakness or pain or tenderness in muscles.
  • Take necessary precautions to prevent the spread of HIV to others.
  • If you are on therapy it is important to use effective non-hormonal method of contraception or condom so that a pregnancy can be avoided.
  • Do not drive or operate machinery as saquinavir/ritonavir can cause dizziness or sleepiness or problems with vision.
  • Use of saquinavir is not recommended in children.
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Special precautions for Saquin 500mg Tablet
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Saquin 500mg Tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy.

Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Saquin 500mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation
. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
It is not known whether Saquin 500mg Tablet alters the abili
ty to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Saquin 500mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with
kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Saquin 500mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Saquin 500mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients
with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Saquin 500mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Prazopill XL 5mg Tablet, Minipress XL 5mg Tablet, Urimax 0.4mg Capsule MR, Azibey 200mg Suspension
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Frequently asked questions for Saquin 500mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Saquinavir

Saquin is hydrophobic in nature. It is not hydrophilic
Saquin belongs to a class called protease inhibitors
Saquin is used along with other medication for treating human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. It does not completely cure HIV or AIDS. Saquin belongs to a class of medication called protease inhibitors. It prevents HIV from multiplying inside the body.

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