Drugs That React With Viracept

Viracept Interactions Explained

The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when Viracept is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
 
Certain Antibiotics
Combining Viracept with certain antibiotics may increase or decrease the level of both Viracept and the antibiotic in your blood. Check with your healthcare provider before taking Viracept with any of these medications. Viracept should never be combined with rifampin, since rifampin may make Viracept less effective.
 
Certain Arrhythmia Medications
Viracept should never be combined with amiodarone or quinidine, due to the risk of life-threatening reactions.
 
Certain Benzodiazepines
Viracept should not be combined with triazolam or oral midazolam, due to the risk of life-threatening reactions.
 
Cisapride
Viracept should not be combined with cisapride, due to the risk of dangerous side effects.
  
Delavirdine (Rescriptor)
Combining delavirdine with Viracept increases the level of Viracept in your blood and decreases the level of delavirdine in your blood. Your healthcare provider may need to adjust your dose of these medications or recommend a different combination of medications.
 
Didanosine (Videx)
Didanosine oral solution (but not didanosine capsules) can decrease absorption of Viracept into your body, perhaps making it less effective. Also, didanosine must be taken on an empty stomach and Viracept must be taken with a meal. Make sure to take didanosine (on an empty stomach) at least one hour before or two hours after Viracept (with a meal).
 
Ergot Medications
Viracept should not be combined with ergot medications, due to the risk of dangerous side effects.

Viracept Drug Information

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