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Crixivan® (indinavir sulfate) is a prescription drug used for the treatment of HIV and AIDS in adults. It is almost always used in combination with other medications as part of an HIV "cocktail." Although it is not a cure, Crixivan can help stop HIV from infecting healthy cells in the body.
Crixivan is sold in the form of a capsule and is taken three times a day. Common side effects include but are not limited to:
  • Abdominal pain (stomach pain)
  • Nausea
  • Kidney stones
  • Vomiting.
Before starting Crixivan, review the drug's safety information with your healthcare provider. This medication is not suitable for everyone, so tell your healthcare provider about all your current medications and any medical conditions you have, such as liver disease, diabetes, or a history of kidney stones. This will help ensure your safety and reduce your risk of complications.
(For more information on this drug, click Crixivan. This full-length article also covers topics such as generic availability and why it's important to take Crixivan exactly as prescribed.)
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