Viracept Drug Information

Often used as part of an HIV "cocktail," Viracept® (nelfinavir mesylate) is used for treating HIV and AIDS in adults and children as young as two years old. Healthcare providers may also prescribe it to prevent HIV infection in people exposed to the virus (e.g., healthcare workers exposed to contaminated needle sticks), but this is an off-label use.
 
Though generally well tolerated, side effects may occur with Viracept. In clinical studies, common reactions included:
 
Before using Viracept, make sure your healthcare provider has up-to-date information on any other drugs you are taking, including vitamins and supplements, as well as any allergies you may have, including to medications, foods, dyes, or preservatives. Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
 
(Click Viracept for more information on this drug. This article covers topics such as how it works, other possible side effects, and basic dosing guidelines.)
 

Viracept Drug Information

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