Indinavir 400mg

Indinavir Sulphate
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Description

SKU 535
US Brand Name Crixivan
Strength 400mg
Generic Name Indinavir
Manufacturer Merck


Description of the drug

Indinavir sulfate is an effective, anti-viral drug that treats the human immunodeficiency virus infection (HIV). It is an essential constituent of highly active antiretroviral therapy to treat Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome or AIDS caused by HIV. However, the drug does not cure the disease, but it is useful in controlling its progression.

Indications and Usage

Indinavir sulfate is an antiviral drug used in the treatment of Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome or AIDS. HIV is a lentivirus that causes AIDS in humans. Lentivirus is a group of a retrovirus. This virus targets the immune system and makes an individual susceptible to diseases and infections. The condition of an individual worsens as the syndrome progresses and ultimately leads to death.

Dosage and Administration

1. Recommended dose:

Take Indinavir as instructed by your doctor. The dose may vary person to person, depending on the intensity of the problem.

2. Method of Administration:

Indinavir needs to be taken on an empty stomach, at least, one hour before or two after eating. You can also take it with a meal that is low in calories, protein, and fat. Take the capsule with water. You may also take the medicine with other liquids such as juice, coffee, tea, or skimmed milk. Try to drink extra fluid while you are taking Indinavir. You should drink at least 1.5 liters of water a day. If you take didanosine, please ask your doctor how to take it with Indinavir. A large amount of garlic in your diet may decrease the effectiveness of the drug. Talk to your doctor before including garlic in your food.

3. Missed dose:

Try to avoid missing doses and if missed any dose, then immediately inform your doctor. Do not take two doses at once.

4. Overdose:

The most commonly reported symptoms are urothiliasis/nephrothiliasis, hematuria, flank pain, nausea, and vomiting, etc. Do not take more than the recommended dose. Seek immediate medical help without any hesitation, in the case of an overdose.

Forms and Strengths

Indinavir is a drug that is available in 400 mg strength. You can buy Indinavir 400 mg from our website in a capsule form.

Contraindications

The drug Indinavir sulfate is contraindicated in patients with clinically significant hypersensitivity to any of the capsule’s components.

Warnings and precautions

Nephrothiliasis (kidney stones) or Urolithiasis (stones in the bladder or urinary tract) may occur with Indinavir treatment. If signs and symptoms of stones occur, temporary interruption or discontinuation of treatment may be considered. Please ask your doctor for information. Adequate hydration is suggested in all patients treated with Indinavir.

New onset of diabetes mellitus and hyperglycemia have been reported in HIV-infected patients receiving protease inhibitor treatment. Some patients need either initiation or dose adjustments of oral hypoglycemic agents or insulin for treatment of these events. In the case of any doubt, please consult your doctor.
Let your doctor know about the exact medical condition and medical history. Even if you plan to buy Indinavir 400 mg capsules online, first speak to your doctor.

Side effects

Some common unwanted nontherapeutic effects caused by Indinavir are as a follows:

Dizziness
Vomiting
Nausea
Constipation
Blurred vision
Trouble sleeping
Headache

Some other side effects of the drug usage may include:

Hyperglycemia
Fever
Chills
Change in the vision
Body aches
Suicidal tendency
Swelling of the face
Lips and tongue
Blood in the urine
Difficulty in breathing
Flu symptoms
Cough
Changes in the personality
Increased thirst and urination

If you observe any secondary effect, especially an undesired one, immediately call your doctor.

Ingredients

Indinavir comprises of an active ingredient Indinavir sulfate, a protease inhibitor that works by decreasing the HIV in the blood of an infected person. However, it does not cure the disease. The administration of the drug will reduce the chances of developing other illness related to HIV. It protects your body from serious infections like cancer. Taking the medicine with some essential lifestyle changes will help prevent transmission of the disease.

Drug Interactions

Do not take Indinavir with the following drugs:
Colchicines
Itraconazole
Omeprazole
Fluticasone
Phenytoin
Salmeterol
Warfarin
Atorvastatin
Bosentan
Itraconazole
Methadone
Heart or blood pressure medicines
Diabetes medicines, seizure medicines
Antidepressants
Medicines for erectile dysfunction

If you are already taking any of the above medications, please tell your doctor before you start treatment with Indinavir.

Storage Information

Indinavir should be stored in a safe place that is away from heat and moisture. Do not refrigerate. Keep it out of the reach of children and pets. Do not keep the medicine out in the open.

Manufacturer

The drug is manufactured by Cipla Limited. Cipla is an Indian biotechnology and pharmaceutical company. The company is headquartered in Mumbai, India.

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