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(indinavir sulfate) Capsules
CRIXIVAN® (indinavir sulfate) is an inhibitor of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) protease. CRIXIVAN Capsules are formulated as a sulfate salt and are available for oral administration in strengths of 200 and 400 mg of indinavir (corresponding to 250 and 500 mg indinavir sulfate, respectively). Each capsule also contains the inactive ingredients anhydrous lactose and magnesium stearate. The capsule shell has the following inactive ingredients and dyes: gelatin and titanium dioxide.
The chemical name for indinavir sulfate is [1(1S,2R),5(S)]-2,3,5-trideoxy-N-(2,3-dihydro-2-hydroxy-1Hinden-1-yl)-5-[2-[[(1,1-dimethylethyl)amino]carbonyl]-4-(3-pyridinylmethyl)-1-piperazinyl]-2-(phenylmethyl)D-erythro-pentonamide sulfate (1:1) salt. Indinavir sulfate has the following structural formula:
Indinavir sulfate is a white to off-white, hygroscopic, crystalline powder with the molecular formula C36H47N5O4 • H2SO4 and a molecular weight of 711.88. It is very soluble in water and in methanol.
What are the possible side effects of indinavir (Crixivan)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop taking indinavir and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
- pain in your side or lower back, blood in your urine;
- pale skin, easy bruising or bleeding, confusion or weakness;
- signs of a new infection, such as fever or chills, cough, or flu symptoms;
- rapid heart rate, increased sweating, tremors in your hands, anxiety, feeling irritable, sleep problems...
What are the precautions when taking indinavir sulfate (Crixivan)?
Before taking indinavir, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: high blood fat levels (cholesterol/triglycerides), diabetes, hemophilia, kidney problems (including kidney stones), heart problems (coronary artery disease, heart attack), liver problems.
Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).
Children may be more sensitive to the side effects of this drug,...
Last reviewed on RxList: 8/7/2014
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