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Invirase

saquinavir
Saquinavir is an antiviral medicine that prevents human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) from multiplying in your body. Saquinavir is used together with ritonavir to treat HIV, the virus that can cause acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Saquinavir may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
CHEMICAL NAME
saquinavir
DRUG TYPE
protease inhibitors

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Frequently Asked Questions

You should not take saquinavir if you have certain serious heart problems, severe liver disease, low blood levels of potassium or magnesium, or if you have taken rilpivirine in the past 2 weeks.

Saquinavir must be taken together with another medicine called ritonavir.

Tell your doctor about all your current medicines and any you start or stop using. Many drugs can interact, and some drugs should not be used together.

Saquinavir can cause serious heart rhythm problems. Call your doctor at once if you have fast or pounding heartbeats, fluttering in your chest, shortness of breath, and sudden dizziness.

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