Nelvir - Nelfinavir 250mg Tabs
Brand Name: Nelvir
Contents: Nelfinavir 250mg
Manufacturer: Cipla Limited
Packing: Pack of 100 Tabs
Nelvir belongs to a class (group) of HIV drugs called protease inhibitors (PIs). PIs block an HIV enzyme called protease. (An enzyme is a protein that starts or increases the speed of a chemical reaction.) By blocking protease, PIs prevent HIV from multiplying and can reduce the amount of HIV in the body.
MEDICINE USES :
Nelfinavir is used for treating HIV infection in combination with other medicines. It is an HIV protease inhibitor. It works by blocking a substance that is needed for the HIV virus to multiply.
NELFINAVIR SIDE EFFECTS :
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Diarrhea; gas; loss of appetite; nausea; stomach pain.
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); fever, chills, or sore throat; mental or mood changes; suicidal thoughts or actions; symptoms of high blood sugar (eg, confusion; flushed face; fruit-like breath odor; increased thirst, hunger, or urination; unusual drowsiness); unusual bleeding or bruising.
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider.
NELVIR NELFINAVIR TABLETS PRECAUTIONS :
· Before taking Nelvir, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
· Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: diabetes, heart problems (coronary disease, heart attack), lipid problems (high cholesterol or triglycerides/fats), hemophilia, and liver problems.
· Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).
Children may be
more sensitive to the side effects of this drug, especially diarrhea or rash.
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant before using this medication.
· It is unknown if this medication passes into breast milk. Because breast milk can transmit HIV, do not breast-feed.
This is not a complete list. Ask your health care provider for more information.
STORAGE REQUIREMENTS :
Store at room temperature of 15°C to 30°C (59°F to 86°F).
DRUG INTERACTIONS :
Many drugs can interact with Nelfinavir. Not all possible interactions are listed here. Tell your doctor about all your current medicines and any you start or stop using, especially:
any other antiviral medicines to treat HIV;
warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven);
an antibiotic - azithromycin, rifabutin;
cholesterol medication - atorvastatin, rosuvastatin;
medicine to prevent organ transplant rejection - cyclosporine, sirolimus, tacrolimus;
medicine to treat impotence or pulmonary arterial hypertension - avanafil (Stendra), sildenafil (Viagra), tadalafil (Adcirca, Cialis), or vardenafil (Levitra, Staxyn); or
seizure medicine - phenobarbital, phenytoin.
This document does not contain all possible interactions. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist.