Indinavir is a protease (PRO-tee-ayz) inhibitor antiviral drug that anticipates human immunodeficiency infection (HIV) cells from increasing in your body.

Indinavir is utilized to treat HIV, which causes the (AIDS). Indinavir is not a cure for HIV or AIDS.

Indinavir may likewise be utilized for purposes not recorded as a part of this medicine guide.

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  • Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

    Indinavir may increase your risk of certain infections or autoimmune disorders by changing the way your immune system works. Symptoms may occur weeks or months after you start treatment with indinavir. Tell your doctor if you have:

    signs of a new infection--fever, night sweats, swollen glands, mouth sores, diarrhea, stomach pain, weight loss;
    chest pain (especially when you breathe), dry cough, wheezing, feeling short of breath;
    cold sores, sores on your genital or anal area;
    rapid heart rate, feeling anxious or irritable, weakness or prickly feeling, problems with balance or eye movement;
    trouble speaking or swallowing, severe lower back pain, loss of bladder or bowel control; or
    swelling in your neck or throat (enlarged thyroid), menstrual changes, impotence, loss of interest in sex.
    Call your doctor at once if you have:

    pain in your side or lower back, blood in your urine;
    painful or difficult urination;
    blood cell disorders--pale or yellowed skin, fever, easy bruising or bleeding (nosebleeds, bleeding gums), confusion or weakness;
    high blood sugar--increased thirst, increased urination, hunger, dry mouth, fruity breath odor, drowsiness, dry skin, blurred vision, weight loss;
    liver problems--nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, tired feeling, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes); or
    (if you also use a "statin" cholesterol medicine)--unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, or weakness especially if you also have fever, unusual tiredness, and dark colored urine.
    Common side effects may include:

    stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea;
    indigestion, heartburn;
    changes in appetite;
    headache, dizziness, feeling weak or tired;
    back pain;
    rash, itching, dry skin;
    altered sense of taste;
    cold symptoms such as stuffy nose, sneezing, sore throat; or
    changes in the shape or location of body fat (especially in your arms, legs, face, neck, breasts, and waist).
  • The recommended dosage of CRIXIVAN is 800 mg (usually two 400-mg capsules) orally every 8 hours.