saquinavir - oral, Invirase
GENERIC NAME: SAQUINAVIR - ORAL (sah-KWIN-uh-veer)
BRAND NAME(S): Invirase
USES: Saquinavir, used in combination with ritonavir and other medications, is used to help treat your HIV infection, thereby improving your quality of life. It also lowers your risk of getting HIV complications (such as new infections, cancer). Saquinavir belongs to a class of drugs known as protease inhibitors.Saquinavir is not a cure for HIV. It does not prevent the spread of HIV to others through sexual contact or blood contamination (such as sharing used needles).OTHER This section contains uses of this drug that are not listed in the approved professional labeling for the drug but that may be prescribed by your health care professional. Use this drug for a condition that is listed in this section only if it has been so prescribed by your health care professional.This medication may also be used to prevent HIV infection after contact with the virus.
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