Indinavir (Crixivan) is a prescription drug which is used for the treatment of HIV infection. Indinavir belongs to the class of protease inhibitors which interfere with viral reproduction and help fight HIV infection. With a reduction in HIV viral population, the body"s immune system gets stronger and thus minimizes the chance of developing AIDS-related illnesses.
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The antiretroviral nature of Indinavir allows it to inhibit the growth of HIV. Protease is the principal enzyme that HIV uses to break larger subunits of viral proteins into smaller ones so as to make new HIV particles. Indinavir containing protease inhibitors, binds to the active site of protease and deactivates it. This deactivation of enzyme prevents the formation of new HIV particles; only immature and non-infectious viral particles are formed. Indinavir drug is taken orally in the form of a capsule. Below you will find the uses of Indinavir.
Like other antiretrovirals, Indinavir should also be taken as recommended by the health care professional. Before taking Indinavir, you must inform your doctor if you are allergic to Indinavir, have diabetes, kidney problems, hemophilia or any other health issues. Taking Indinavir with some other drugs may cause serious side effects. Below you will find a typical dosage of indinavir.
- 800 mg Indinavir orally -- every 8 hours
- Alternately, Indinavir plus ritonavir 100-200 mg, every 12 hours
Indinavir Side Effects
Indinavir may cause some side effects for a short or a long period. If you experience any side effects, consult with your doctor for immediate medical attention. Some of the most common side effects of Indinavir are mentioned below:
- Back pain
- Blood in urine
- Skin reactions including rash, hives, itching
- Unusual bleeding or bruising
- Dark-colored urine
- Upset stomach
- Loss of appetite
Taking Indinavir with some drugs may cause life-threatening side effects. There are a number of known drugs that interact with Indinavir. You are advised to tell your doctor about what medicines you are taking to treat other medical conditions, if any. Some of the known drugs that interact with Indinavir are mentioned below: