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The recommended Crixivan dosage for the treatment of HIV or AIDS is 800 mg every eight hours. People taking certain other medications or who have mild to moderate liver disease may require a lower dosage, such as 600 mg every eight hours. It is best to take your Crixivan dose either one hour before or two hours after a meal.

Crixivan Dosage: An Introduction

The dose of Crixivan® (indinavir sulfate) that your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
  • Other medical conditions you may have
  • Other medications you may currently be taking.
As always, do not adjust your Crixivan dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.

Crixivan Dosing for HIV and AIDS

The recommended Crixivan dose for treating adults with HIV or AIDS is 800 mg (two Crixivan 400 mg capsules) every eight hours. If you are taking certain other medications, a lower Crixivan dose may be recommended (see Crixivan Drug Interactions). In people with mild to moderate liver disease, the recommended dose of Crixivan is 600 mg every eight hours.

General Information on Dosing With Crixivan

Considerations for people taking Crixivan include the following:
  • Crixivan comes in capsule form. It is usually taken by mouth every eight hours (three times a day).
  • Crixivan is best absorbed into the body when it is taken one hour before or two hours after a meal. If necessary, Crixivan can be taken with skim milk, juice, coffee, tea, or a light meal (such as toast with jelly).
  • It is important to stay hydrated while taking Crixivan. You should drink at least six cups of water (48 ounces) of liquids every day.
  • Try to take Crixivan at the same time every day to maintain an even level of the medication 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 about taking Crixivan. Missing doses can increase the chance of the virus developing resistance to Crixivan (making it less effective).
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your Crixivan dosage, please talk to your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
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