Nelfinavir

 

General English name: Nelfinavir

Brand: Viracept

Application: Treatment of immunodeficiency virus (HIV)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pharmaceutical forms of nelfinavir

Nelfinavir Drug Information

The correct amount and method of taking Nelfinavir

Contraindications to nelfinavir

Taking nelfinavir tablets during pregnancy and lactation

The effect of taking Nelfinavir tablets on driving

Nelfinavir drug interaction

Warning about taking Nelfinavir

Side effects of nelfinavir

Side effects of Nelfinavir overdose (nelfinavir poisoning)

Storage conditions of Nelfinavir

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pharmaceutical forms of nelfinavir

Tablet

 

Nelfinavir Drug Information

Nelfinavir is prescribed to prevent the spread of HIV infection along with other antiviral drugs to prevent the spread of the infection by strengthening the immune system. Taking three or more antiretroviral drugs at the same time is more effective than taking a single drug. Combined use of different drugs reduces the risk of developing resistance to any of the drugs.

Nelfinavir slows the progression of HIV infection by reducing the number of viruses in the body. It helps to improve the immune system and reduces the risk of developing complications associated with HIV infection. Nelfinavir will be prescribed by a specialist doctor.

 

The correct amount and method of taking Nelfinavir

  • Read the package leaflet carefully before starting treatment with this medicine. This brochure will help you to get information about the drug and its possible side effects.
  • The dose and amount of Nelfinavir tablets vary from person to person; Use the medicine exactly as your doctor advised. It is usually taken as 1 tablet 2-3 times a day, although the dose may be more or less.
  • Try to take your doses at the same time each day and at the regular hour.
  • Nelfinavir tablets should be swallowed with some water or broken down and dissolved in some water, then eat the prepared solution.
  • Take this medicine with food.
  • If you forget to take your daily dose of nelfinavir at the right time but soon forget to take it; But if you remember when the next dose is near the hour, do not take the missed dose. You should not take two doses of the medicine together because of the missed dose.

 

Contraindications to nelfinavir

Note the expiration date of nelfinavir and do not take it if your medicine has expired.

Never give Nelfinavir to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.

Check for nelfinavir drug interactions, and if you are taking a drug that interacts with this drug, talk to your doctor about using your medications.

 

Taking nelfinavir tablets during pregnancy and lactation

During pregnancy and lactation, you should not use the drug arbitrarily and without consulting your doctor, during this period, take this drug only with a doctor's prescription.

 

The effect of taking Nelfinavir tablets on driving

Nelfinavir does not cause fatigue or dizziness, you do not need to avoid driving and working with machines.

 

Nelfinavir drug interaction

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.

Some drugs that may interact with nelfinavir include: amiodarone, atazanavir, certain benzodiazepines (alprazolam, midazolam, triazolam), conivaptan, altriptan, ergot alkaloids (such as dihydroginutin, ergonut, ergonovin, ergonutin, ergon) ), Ranolazine, rifampin, some cholesterol drugs "statins" (lovastatin, simvastatin), St. John's wort.

Drugs that affect the removal of nelfinavir from the body and thus affect the function of this drug include: rifabutin, some anticonvulsant drugs (carbamazepine, phenytoin, phenobarbital, primidone).

Nelfinavir can slow the elimination of other drugs from the body and affect their function. Examples of affected drugs include: Asonapirone, cisapride, salmeterol, lorazidone, regorafenib, trazodone, specific drugs for the treatment of ED erectile dysfunction and pulmonary hypertension (sildenafil and vardenafil), some statins, cholesterol drugs (lovastatin, lovastatin). ).

Nelfinavir may reduce the effectiveness of hormonal contraceptives such as pills, patches, or rings. This can lead to pregnancy. Talk to your doctor about a reliable way to control pregnancy, and use an effective method (latex condom or polyurethane) throughout your sexual activity to reduce the risk of spreading HIV to others. Talk to your doctor if you have severe spotting or bleeding, as this may be a sign that your hormonal pregnancy control is not working well.

 

 Warning about taking Nelfinavir

Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking nelfinavir tablets:

  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you have liver and kidney problems.
  • If your blood fat is high.
  • If you have diabetes.
  • If you have a heart problem.
  • If you have hemophilia.
  • If you are already allergic to any medication.
  • If you are taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor's prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.

 

Side effects of nelfinavir

All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away shortly after taking this medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the doctor should be informed:

Diarrhea

Hyperglycemia

Symptoms of a heart attack (such as chest / jaw / left arm pain, shortness of breath, unusual sweating), easy bruising or bleeding, persistent nausea and vomiting, stomach and stomach pain, dark urine, yellowing of the eyes or skin: If these symptoms You should see a doctor immediately.

Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel may be due to Nelfinavir tablets.

 

Side effects of Nelfinavir overdose (nelfinavir poisoning)

Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.

If you feel that someone has been poisoned and you have symptoms such as shortness of breath, fainting and weakness (fainting), call the emergency room immediately.

 

Storage conditions of Nelfinavir

Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.

Store the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.

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