Information about Indinavir
Indinavir is used in the treatment of HIV infection.
How Indinavir works
Indinavir is an anti-HIV medication. It works by interfering with an enzyme (protease), which is required by HIV-infected cells to make new viruses. This stops the production of new viruses.
Common side effects of Indinavir
Blood in urine, Crystals in urine, Diarrhea, Dizziness, Dry skin, Headache, Increased liver enzymes, Nausea, Protein in urine, Rash, Vomiting, Kidney stone
Expert advice for Indinavir
- Indinavir should be taken at least 1 hour before meals or 2 hours after meals.
- Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
- It may cause dizziness or sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything that requires concentration until you know how it affects you.
- Your doctor may check your liver function regularly. Inform your doctor if you develop abdominal pain, loss of appetite darkened urine or yellowing of the eyes or skin (jaundice).
- Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.