nelfinavir, Viracept

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Is nelfinavir safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?

It is not known whether nelfinavir is secreted in breast milk. Nevertheless, HIV-infected mothers should not breastfeed because of the potential risk of transmitting HIV to an infant that is not infected.

What else should I know about nelfinavir?

What preparations of nelfinavir are available?

Tablets: 250 and 625 mg; Oral powder: 50 mg/g

How should I keep nelfinavir stored?

Capsules and powder should be stored at room temperature, 15 C to 30 C (59 F to 86 F). The oral powder should be consumed within 6 hours after mixing it with water or other liquids.

Reference: FDA Prescribing Information

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/10/2015

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