Nelvir (Nelfinavir Mesilate)
What is Nelvir (Nelfinavir Mesilate) used for?
Nelvir (Nelfinavir Mesilate) is used together with other drugs as a treatment for HIV. It may be used by patients with or without AIDS. This drug belongs to a class of medications called protease inhibitors which work by slowing down the HIV virus and its ability to spread in the body. However this drug will not cure HIV and will not prevent it from being spread to other people.
How should I use Nelvir (Nelfinavir Mesilate)?
Nelvir (Nelfinavir Mesilate) tablets should be taken by mouth. A usual dose for this drug is 2 to 3 times per day, taken with food. You should take this medication at the same time every day. Patients who are unable to swallow this medication may crush it and take it together with food.
What are the side effects of Nelvir (Nelfinavir Mesilate)?
Patients who take Nelvir (Nelfinavir Mesilate) may notice side effects, such as:
If you notice symptoms of hyperglycemia, such as thirst, frequent urination or blurred vision, you should contact your physician as soon as possible. Failure to treat high blood sugar could result in a serious condition known as diabetic ketoacidosis, the symptoms of which include dry mouth, breathlessness or vomiting. Seek immediate medical care if this occurs.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Nelvir (Nelfinavir Mesilate). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.