saquinavir, Invirase (Fortovase - discontinued)

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    Dr. Ogbru received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1995. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Arizona/University Medical Center in 1996. He was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and a Regional Clerkship Coordinator for the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy from 1996-99.

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    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD

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SIDE EFFECTS: The most frequent side effects are:

Other imortant side effects of Saquinavir include:

Like other protease inhibitors, use of saquinavir may be associated with redistribution or accumulation of body fat, increased cholesterol and worsening of diabetes.

GENERIC AVAILABLE: No

PRESCRIPTION: Yes

PREPARATIONS: Tablets: 500 mg; Capsules: 200 mg

STORAGE: Store Invirase capsules at room temperature, 15 C - 30 C (59 F - 86 F).

DOSING: The recommended dose of Invirase for adults is 600 mg three times daily. Invirase should be administered within 2 hours of a meal.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/24/2015

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