Indinavir Tablet: Uses, Dosage, Side Effects, Composition & More - Zoylo
INFORMATION ABOUT INDINAVIR
INDINAVIR belongs to a group of medicines called Protease Inhibitors. INDINAVIR is used in the treatment of HIV infection. INDINAVIR is given individually or along with other anti-viral drugs during the treatment.
It is not necessary for all people to experience the above side-effects.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR INDINAVIR
• Take INDINAVIR without meals and on empty stomach.
• Swallow INDINAVIR with a glass of water and avoid crushing or chewing of INDINAVIR.
• Drink plenty of water and fluids to stay hydrated as INDINAVIR may cause dehydration.
• Always check with your doctor if you are pregnant, breast-feeding or expecting.
• Take INDINAVIR with caution if you have kidney or liver problems.
• Inform your doctor about all your current and past medications, including, over-the-counter medicines and herbal products.
• Do not take INDINAVIR if you are allergic to indinavir. If you observe any allergic reactions such as swelling of lips, face or throat, itching, redness, irritation or difficulty breathing, immediately consult the doctor.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q) How does INDINAVIR work? A) INDINAVIR works by interfering the protein synthesis of HIV virus and producing the harmless and immature viruses. INDINAVIR helps to slow down the HIV infection.
Q) Is INDINAVIR safe for children? A) Yes, INDINAVIR is safe to use in children above 4 years. INDINAVIR should not be given to children below 4 years, unless and until prescribed by a child specialist. INDINAVIR is given under adult supervision.
Q) Does INDINAVIR cause dehydration? A) Yes, INDINAVIR may cause dehydration during the treatment. Drink plenty of water and fluids to prevent dehydration. You are recommended to drink at least 1.5 litres of water in a day during INDINAVIR medication.
Q) Can I take INDINAVIR with ritonavir? A) Yes, you can take INDINAVIR with ritonavir. INDINAVIR is usually prescribed along with ritonavir. However, you are recommended to exercise caution when using INDINAVIR with ritonavir, as other medicines may react badly with the combination and produce harmful effects.
Q) Is INDINAVIR safe? A) Yes, INDINAVIR is safe if it used as instructed by your doctor/pharmacist. You are recommended not to self-medicate or take more than the prescribed dose. INDINAVIR may cause certain side effects such as nausea, vomiting etc. If your symptoms persist, please consult your doctor.