When to Consider an Alternative to Invirase

Who Should Not Take Invirase?

You should not take Invirase if you:
  • Are allergic to Invirase, saquinavir mesylate, or any of the inactive components used to make the medication. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive components.
  • Have severe liver disease.
  • Take any of the medications that should never be taken with Invirase (see Invirase Drug Interactions).


  • Have an irregular heart rhythm known as long QT syndrome.
  • Have low blood potassium or magnesium that is not responsive to treatment.
  • Have a heart problem known as complete atrioventricular block (AV block), unless you have a pacemaker.

Invirase Warnings and Precautions: Final Thoughts

There are a number of situations in which Invirase should not be taken, as well as several precautions and warnings people should be aware of before starting the medication. However, it is possible that not all of the warnings or precautions were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the specific Invirase warnings and precautions that may apply to you.

Invirase Drug Information

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