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Generic: indinavir
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It is used with other medicines to treat HIV
               



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What may interact with this medicine?

Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
  • alprazolam
  • astemizole
  • atazanavir
  • amiodarone
  • cisapride
  • conivaptan
  • dofetilide
  • medicines for headaches like dihydroergotamine, ergonovine, ergotamine, methylergonovine
  • medicines for high cholesterol like cerivastatin, lovastatin, simvastatin
  • midazolam
  • pimozide
  • ranolazine
  • rifampin
  • rifapentine
  • red yeast rice
  • St. John's wort
  • triazolam

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

  • atorvastatin
  • carbamazepine
  • clarithromycin
  • cyclosporine
  • dexamethasone
  • fluticasone
  • lidocaine
  • medicines for depression, anxiety, or psychotic disturbances
  • medicines for erectile dysfunction
  • medicines for fungal infections like ketoconazole and itraconazole
  • medicines for blood pressure like amlodipine, felodipine, nifedipine
  • other medicines for HIV
  • phenytoin
  • phenobarbital
  • quinidine
  • rifabutin
  • sirolimus
  • tacrolimus

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular check ups. Discuss any new symptoms with your doctor. You will need to have important blood work done while on this medicine.

HIV is spread to others through sexual or blood contact. Talk to your doctor about how to stop the spread of HIV.

Birth control pills may not work properly while you are taking this medicine. Talk to your doctor about using an extra method of birth control. Women who can still have children must use a reliable form of barrier contraception, like a condom or diaphragm.

This medicine may affect blood sugar levels. If you have diabetes, check with your doctor or health care professional before you change your diet or the dose of your diabetic medicine.

This medicine may cause kidney stones. To help avoid kidney stones, drink plenty of fluids while taking this medicine. Adults should drink at least six 8- ounce glasses of liquids (preferably water) throughout the day, every day. Call your doctor if you notice pain or difficulty passing urine.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • blood in the urine
  • breathing problems
  • dark urine
  • dizziness
  • general ill feeling or flu- like symptoms
  • light- colored stools
  • loss of appetite, nausea
  • pain in the lower back or side
  • pain when urinating
  • redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth
  • right upper belly pain
  • unusually weak or tired
  • yellowing of the eyes or skin

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • diarrhea
  • increased hunger or thirst
  • increased urination
  • nausea, vomiting
  • stomach pain
  • weight gain around waist, back, or thinning of face, arms, legs

               
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