What You Need to Know About Invirase

When and How to Take It

General considerations for when and how to take Invirase include the following:
  • The medication comes in the form of a capsule and a tablet. It is usually taken by mouth twice daily.
  • It should be taken with a meal or within two hours after a meal. It is always used along with ritonavir, and Invirase and ritonavir should be taken at the same time.
  • Try to take it at the same times every day to maintain an even level in your blood.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. It is very important that you closely follow your healthcare provider's instructions on taking Invirase. Missing doses can increase the chance of the virus developing a resistance to the medication, thereby making it less effective.

Dosing Information for Invirase

The dosage that your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
  • Other medical conditions you may have
  • Other medications you may be currently taking.
As always, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Invirase Dosage for more information.)

Side Effects

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Invirase. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well.
If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of Invirase include but are not limited to:
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Fatigue
  • Abdominal pain (stomach pain).
(Click Invirase Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)

Invirase Drug Information

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