Saquinavir

Information about Saquinavir

Saquinavir Uses

Saquinavir is used in the treatment of HIV infection.

How Saquinavir works

Saquinavir 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 Saquinavir

Rash, Headache, Dizziness, Vomiting, Crystals in urine, Nausea, Abdominal pain, Indigestion, Paresthesia (tingling or pricking sensation), Throat pain, Increased liver enzymes, Diarrhea, Peripheral neuropathy (tingling and numbness of feet and hand), Blood in urine, Cough, Taste change, Hypercholesterolemia (high cholesterol), Increased triglyceride level in blood, Protein in urine
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Available Medicine for Saquinavir

SaquinHetero Drugs Ltd
5001 variant(s)
MaximuneCipla Ltd
30861 variant(s)

Expert advice for Saquinavir

  • Saquinavir should be taken with food.
  • 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.

Frequently asked questions for Saquinavir

Saquinavir

Q. Is Saquinavir hydrophobic or hydrophilic?

Saquinavir is hydrophobic in nature. It is not hydrophilic

Q. What class does Saquinavir belong to?

Saquinavir belongs to a class called protease inhibitors

Q. What is Saquinavir used for and how does it work?

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

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