Viracept Oral Tablet 250Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Viracept: Oral tablet (250mg)

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Viracept 250mg Tab
ViiV Healthcare a GSK and Pfizer Company
Pill Identification: 250 mg  |  VIRACEPT
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Viracept 250mg Tab
ViiV Healthcare a GSK and Pfizer Company
Pill Identification: 250 mg  |  VIRACEPT

What is this Medicine?

NELFINAVIR (nel FIN 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.

CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Viracept: Oral tablet(250mg)
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
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Viracept 250mg Tablet

NDC: 630100010
  • 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 room temperature (between 59 to 86 degrees F)
Store in original container
Viracept 250mg Tablet
Drug Image file DrugItem_2909.JPG
ViiV Healthcare a GSK and Pfizer Company
Pill Identification: 250 mg  |  VIRACEPT
Shape: oblong
Color: blue
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ViiV Healthcare a GSK and Pfizer Company
Pill Identification: 250 mg  |  VIRACEPT
Shape: oblong
Color: blue

Reported Side Effects for Viracept 250mg Tablet

Back Pain Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Weakness Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Vomiting Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Thoughts Of Suicide Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Convulsions Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Long Qt Syndrome Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: RAPID
Inflamed Pancreas Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Muscle Disease Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Muscle Cramps Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Low White Blood Cell Counts Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Yellow Skin Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Increased Blood Fats Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Liver Infection Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Intestinal Bleeding Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Stomach Pain Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Rhinitis Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Paresthesias Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Mouth Sores Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Muscle Weakness Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Feeling Sick Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Rash With Pustules Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Impotence (erectile Dysfunction) Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Hyperkinesis Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
High Amylase Levels Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Emotional Lability Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Elevated Hepatic Enzymes Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Lightheadedness Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Breathing Difficulties Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: RAPID
Anemia Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Decreased Appetite Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Nervousness Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Joint Pain Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Dehydration Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Depression Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Drowsiness Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Upset Stomach Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Shortness Of Breath Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Swelling Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Fever Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Inflamed Hair Follicles Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Headache Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
High Bilirubin Level Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Hives Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Torsade De Pointes Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: RAPID
Low Platelet Count Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Sinus Infection Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Itching Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Sore Throat Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Muscle Pain Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Migraine Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Electrolyte Imbalance Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Inflamed Iris (Eye) Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Inability To Sleep Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Low Blood Sugar Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
High Uric Acid Level Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
High Triglycerides Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Excessive Sweating Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
High Cholesterol Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Low Lymphocytes Incidence:
1.0-6.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Gas Incidence:
1.0-5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Skin Rash Incidence:
1.0-3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Low White Blood Cells Incidence:
2.0-5.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Upset Stomach Incidence:
3.0-7.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Loose Stools Incidence:
14.0-47.0%*
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 Viracept 250mg 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
Marijuana and Viracept 250mg Tablet(Nelfinavir Mesylate)
Marijuana and Protease inhibitors(Nelfinavir 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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