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What is Generic for Indinavir used for?

Indinavir is an antiviral medication used to treat human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. It belongs to a class of drugs known as protease inhibitors. This medication slows the spread of HIV infection in the body. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Indinavir?

The dosage of Indinavir prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.

Take Indinavir by mouth with a full glass of water.

What if you miss a dose of Generic for Indinavir?

If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Indinavir medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.

What if you overdose on Generic for Indinavir?

Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Indinavir, seek medical attention immediately.

What other drugs could interact with Generic for Indinavir?

It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Indinavir.

Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Indinavir, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

Indinavir can interact with certain benzodiazepines, certain azole fungal medications, and certain anti-seizure drugs.

Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.

What are the side effects of Generic for Indinavir?

Like other medicines, Indinavir can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Indinavir are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.

It is pertinent to note that side effects of Indinavir cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Indinavir develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

Indinavir can cause side effects such as headache, stomach pain, heartburn, nausea, vomiting, and loss of appetite. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Indinavir.

What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Indinavir?

Is it possible for me to take Indinavir with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Indinavir?
What are the possible drug interactions of Indinavir?
How will Indinavir work in my body?
How should Indinavir be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Indinavir drug interactions and side effects?

Note

The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Indinavir is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.

 

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