Invirase Oral Tablet 500Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Invirase: Oral tablet (500mg)

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Invirase 500mg Tab
Roche Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: SQV 500  |  ROCHE

What is this Medicine?

SAQUINAVIR (sa KWIN a veer) is an antiretroviral medicine. It is used with other medicines to treat HIV. This medicine is not a cure for HIV. It will not stop the spread of HIV to others.

In-Depth Information

Invirase 500mg Tablet

NDC: 000040244
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection

Storage Information
Store at 77 degrees F; excursions permitted to 59-86 degrees F
Invirase 500mg Tablet
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Roche Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: SQV 500  |  ROCHE
Shape: oval
Color: orange

Reported Side Effects for Invirase 500mg Tablet

Heart Block Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Torsade De Pointes Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: RAPID
Constipation Incidence:
2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Dry Skin Incidence:
2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Eczema Vaccinatum Incidence:
2.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Back Pain Incidence:
2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Diabetes Incidence:
2.7%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Flu Incidence:
2.7%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Infection Incidence:
2.7-5.4%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Increased Blood Sugar Incidence:
2.7%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Sinus Infection Incidence:
2.7%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Fever Incidence:
3.4%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Itching Incidence:
3.4%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Skin Rash Incidence:
3.4%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
High Bilirubin Level Incidence:
>4.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Fat Redistribution Incidence:
5.4%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Tired Incidence:
6.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Stomach Pain Incidence:
6.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Vomiting Incidence:
7.4%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Loose Stools Incidence:
8.1%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Upset Stomach Incidence:
10.8%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Daily Life Interactions for Invirase 500mg Tablet

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Grapefruit juice and Invirase 500mg Tablet(Saquinavir Mesylate)
Grapefruit juice and Saquinavir(Saquinavir Mesylate)
Although an interaction is possible, in most patients it is not significant. Grapefruit juice and grapefruit-containing foods may increase the side effects of Saquinavir. Do not significantly alter grapefruit juice intake while taking this drug, or avoid grapefruit juice if possible.
Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Marijuana and Invirase 500mg Tablet(Saquinavir Mesylate)
Marijuana and Protease inhibitors(Saquinavir Mesylate)
Although an interaction is possible, these drugs may be used together. In therory, side effects from Marijuana, Medical may get worse if you take Anti-retroviral protease inhibitors. However, the importance of this interaction is not known. Notify your health care provider if you notice increased fatigue, nausea, vomiting, or any other unusual effects.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class B - Animal studies have revealed no evidence of harm to the fetus, however, there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.

SECOND Trimester

Class B - Animal studies have revealed no evidence of harm to the fetus, however, there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.

THIRD Trimester

Class B - Animal studies have revealed no evidence of harm to the fetus, however, there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.

Lactation

Avoid - This drug is known to cause harm to infants when taken by nursing mothers.


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