PROTEASE INHIBITOR (PI)
Viracept is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat HIV-1 infection in combination with other antiretroviral medications. Viracept is also referred to by its drug name, Nelfinavir, and by the abbreviation NFV.
Viracept is an antiviral medication of the protease inhibitor (PI) class. Viracept is believed to work by preventing HIV from replicating in cells.
How do I take it?
Prescribing information states that Viracept is taken three times a day.
Viracept comes in tablet and oral powder forms.
The FDA-approved label for Viracept lists common side effects including rash, nausea, diarrhea, loss of appetite, stomach pain, gas, pain in the stomach or abdomen, and changes in the shape or location of body fat.
Rare but serious side effects listed for Viracept include rapid heart rate, raised blood sugar, unusual bleeding, or signs of a new infection.
For more details about this treatment, visit:
Viracept – RxList
Overview of HIV Treatments – AIDS.gov
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