Maximune 500 mg Saquinavir Tablets
Brand name: Maximune
Content: Saquinavir Mesylate
Strength: 500 mg
Manufactured by: Cipla Ltd.
Packing: Pack of 60 tablets
MAXIMUNE 500 MG TABLETS
Maximune is a medicine composition of Saquinavir Mesylate and belongs to a class of drugs known as protease inhibitors. It helps to decrease the amount of HIV in your body so your immune system can work better.
WHAT IS THE USE OF MAXIMUNE 500 MG SAQUINAVIR TABLETS?
Maximune 500 mg Tablet is an antiviral medicine used in combination with ritonavir to treat human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). This medicine is not a cure for HIV. It prevents the virus from multiplying in your body. This medicine is not recommended for use in patients below 16 years of age.
Maximune 500 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of HIV infection.
Saquinavir, used in combination with other HIV medications is used to help control HIV infection.
WHAT ARE THE POSSIBLE SIDE-EFFECTS OF SAQUINAVIR 500 MG MAXIMUNE TABLETS?
Maximune 500 Mg Tablet may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Belly pain, diarrhea, Upset stomach or throwing up, Feeling tired or weak.
MAXIMUNE TABLETS - DRUGS INTERACTIONS:
Maximune 500 mg Tablet is an anti-HIV medication. It works by interfering with an enzyme (protease), which is required by HIV-infected cells to make new viruses. This stops the production of new viruses.
In case of overdose, you are recommended to discontinue the therapy until the toxicity resolves itself. Once the symptoms of overdose pass, you may resume taking the full dose again. Prolongations of PR and QT intervals are the side effects of Maximune 500 Mg Tablet.
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MAXIMUNE TABLETS - DRUGS PRECAUTIONS:
Take Maximune 500 mg Tablet exactly as instructed by the doctor.
Do not take in larger or smaller quantities than recommended. Ritonavir should
be taken at the same time you take this medicine. Ensure that proper hygiene
measures are adopted. Complete the course of treatment to prevent the spread of
Consult your doctor about taking the medication if you had a history of abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias), diarrhea, allergies, liver diseases like hepatitis A or B, symptoms of inflammation from previous infections due to HIV, autoimmune disorders, redistribution or accumulation or loss of body fat, stiffness or aches or pains in joints, weakness or pain or tenderness in muscles.
Take the necessary precautions to prevent the spread of HIV to others.
If you are on therapy it is important to use effective non-hormonal method of contraception or condom so that a pregnancy can be avoided.
Do not drive or operate machinery as saquinavir/ritonavir can cause dizziness or sleepiness or problems with vision.
Use of saquinavir is not recommended in children.
Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms: Signs of an allergic reaction; Signs of liver problems; Signs of high blood sugar; Signs of low mood; Dizziness; Chest pain or pressure; Coughing up blood; Flu-like signs; Seizures; Very bad headache; Shortness of breath; Swelling in the arms or legs; Any unexplained bruising or bleeding; Very bad belly pain; Change in body fat.