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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.
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.
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.
Some common unwanted nontherapeutic effects caused by Indinavir are as a follows:
Some other side effects of the drug usage may include:
Change in the vision
Swelling of the face
Lips and tongue
Blood in the urine
Difficulty in breathing
Changes in the personality
Increased thirst and urination
If you observe any secondary effect, especially an undesired one, immediately call your doctor.
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.
Do not take Indinavir with the following drugs:
Heart or blood pressure medicines
Diabetes medicines, seizure medicines
Medicines for erectile dysfunction
If you are already taking any of the above medications, please tell your doctor before you start treatment with Indinavir.
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.
The drug is manufactured by Cipla Limited. Cipla is an Indian biotechnology and pharmaceutical company. The company is headquartered in Mumbai, India.