Saquinavir
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Saquinavir?

(sa KWIN a veer)

• This medicine is used to treat HIV infection.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• Do not run out of this medicine.

• If you have liver disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have diabetes, this medicine may sometimes raise blood sugars. Talk with healthcare provider about how to adjust for this.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Avoid grapefruit and grapefruit juice.

• Do not take St John's wort with this medicine. It may make this medicine less effective.

• To protect against sexually-transmitted diseases, use a latex condom.

• Use birth control that you can trust to prevent pregnancy in HIV disease.

• Do not use a hormone-related form of birth control.

• Breast-feeding is not recommended in HIV disease in the U.S.

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