SAQUINAVIR-ORAL SOFTGEL CAPSULES, Fortovase (cont.)
OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly. Symptoms of overdose may include pain in the throat.
NOTES: This medication is not a cure for HIV infection. The long term effects are unknown at this time. Be aware that this medication does not reduce the risk of passing the virus to others through sexual contact or blood contamination. Keep all doctor appointments and scheduled laboratory tests as your condition will be monitored closely. This is a potent medication and should not be shared.
MISSED DOSE: If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. If it is within 2 hours of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. It is important not to miss doses of this drug.
STORAGE: Refrigerated at 36 to 46 degrees F (2 to 8 degrees C) keeps the medicine stable until the expiration date noted on the container. Once brought to a room temperature that does not exceed 77 degrees F (25 degrees C), the drug should be used within 3 months
Last Editorial Review: 3/2/2005
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