SAFETY INFORMATION (Precautions) for NELVIR NELFINAVIR TABLETS :
Before taking Nelvir, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have
WHAT IS NELVIR ?
Nelvir belongs to a class (group) of HIV drugs called protease inhibitors (PIs). PIs block an HIV enzyme called protease. (An enzyme is a protein that starts or increases the speed of a chemical reaction.) By blocking protease, PIs prevent HIV from multiplying and can reduce the amount of HIV in the body.
MEDICINE USES :
Nelfinavir is used for treating HIV infection in combination with other medicines. It is an HIV protease inhibitor. It works by blocking a substance that is needed for the HIV virus to multiply.
NELFINAVIR COMMON SIDE EFFECTS :
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Diarrhea; gas; loss of appetite; nausea; stomach pain.
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); fever, chills, or sore throat; mental or mood changes; suicidal thoughts or actions; symptoms of high blood sugar (eg, confusion; flushed face; fruit-like breath odor; increased thirst, hunger, or urination; unusual drowsiness); unusual bleeding or bruising.
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider.