Application Information

This drug has been submitted to the FDA under the reference 020628/001.

Names and composition

"INVIRASE" is the commercial name of a drug composed of SAQUINAVIR MESYLATE.

Forms

ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
020628/001 INVIRASE SAQUINAVIR MESYLATE CAPSULE/ORAL EQ 200MG BASE
021785/001 INVIRASE SAQUINAVIR MESYLATE TABLET/ORAL EQ 500MG BASE

Similar Active Ingredient

ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
020628/001 INVIRASE SAQUINAVIR MESYLATE CAPSULE/ORAL EQ 200MG BASE
021785/001 INVIRASE SAQUINAVIR MESYLATE TABLET/ORAL EQ 500MG BASE

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Answered questions

What is Invirase used for?
I found a bottle left behind in a room I rented to a friend. Would like to know what it is for. Asked by Jordan Gathings 1 year ago.

It's a type of antiviral called a saquinavir capsule. It's used in combination with other drugs to treat HIV Answered by Miranda Suggett 1 year ago.

Treats HIV. But I would bet you googled it and know that already. Answered by Roslyn Rago 1 year ago.


Is invirase only used to treat HIV?
I know someone who is taking these pills, but claims they are just pills for his lungs. I looked it up online but all I've found is that they are used to treat HIV. Does anybody know of anything other than HIV that these pills are used for? Asked by Tiffiny Dotzler 1 year ago.

I'd mind your own business. What pills a person is or isn't taking is entirely their own business. If he told you they are pills for his lungs, then you shouldn't go invading his privacy. What if he did have HIV? He obviously doesn't want you, or others, to know. Pills are prescribed for off-label reasons all the time. They could very well be for his lungs Answered by Alberto Dammrich 1 year ago.

Your chum is stupid. HIV is the placing out aspect. Your body is going by 4 ranges to develop into aids. level a million: The era following an infection is termed the window. it truly is termed this because it reflect the window of time between an infection and that which antibodies are devlop in someone. The HIV try looks for antibodies no longer the virus. level 2:the 2d level is termed seroconversion. it is even as the body starts to strengthen lots of antibodies to wrestle off the virus contained in the body. in this era someone would have flu like sympton. also in this era is declared to be very infectious. level 3: The 0.33 level is termed symptom free. in this era someone would haven't any sympton what so ever. this would very last any the position from 6 months to nicely over ten years. The clinical international isn't particular why some people stay sympton free for therefore long. level 4: the finest level is termed AIDS. it is the era even as TCELL drop to less than 2 hundred and the OI"S are modern-day. Answered by Keesha Chappo 1 year ago.


Can a woman take birth control pills with diet pills and still have the pill be effective?
I am currently on loestrin24e and was wondering is there any research proving that the pill will not be effective if the person takes the pill also? Asked by Sherie Timmel 1 year ago.

The birth control pill consists of hormones which essentially make your body think it is pregnant. Your ovaries will then not release an egg each month, meaning that sperm would have nothing to fertilize. Advantages- very effective when taken properly, can lessen PMS symptoms, lighten "period" bleedings Disadvantages- must remember to take a pill every day, at around the same time. some people experience other side effects. After you stop taking the pill, the extra hormones go away and you can become pregnant again. Your period does not go away completely, but it is more correctly called a "withdrawal bleed," since it is not a true period and is just a break in the hormone dose to allow your body to continue to regulate itself. The pill AND a condom is one of the most effective methods of preventing pregnancy! Perfect use of both methods is over 99% effective. Answered by Mozella Meneley 1 year ago.


Can a single adult make get medicaid? How? whats the criteria?
He has no insurance and really needs some health care. He has always worked in the past but is out of work right now due to health problems. Asked by Pamela Feagler 1 year ago.

Honestly single women have an easier time gettin medicaid...but it is always worth a try it is all based on imcome and family size pretty much Answered by Yuki Kobel 1 year ago.


What could/can't you do on antibiotic treatments?
I'm on z-pak, and my infection isn't bad at all, I don't even really feel sick, I just have a slight balance problem and had hot flashes, doc says it's probably sinus infection, but I hardly feel it.1) Is it okay to drink milk products, have yogurt on this med, and eat basically anything, or... Asked by Sonny Tennett 1 year ago.

I'm on z-pak, and my infection isn't bad at all, I don't even really feel sick, I just have a slight balance problem and had hot flashes, doc says it's probably sinus infection, but I hardly feel it. 1) Is it okay to drink milk products, have yogurt on this med, and eat basically anything, or should you stick to non-milk and non-acidic products? 2) Is it okay to exercize and exert onesself, as long as they feel okay and are taking in enough fluids? 3) Is sexual intercourse okay? (my theory is if god forbid you get anything else, you're already on the antibiotics so it won't stand a chance) 4)Can you go about your life without making any modifications, and slowing yourself down? Answered by Bridget Sweigard 1 year ago.

What should I avoid while taking Zithromax Z-Pak (azithromycin)? Antibiotic medicines can cause diarrhea, which may be a sign of a new infection. If you have diarrhea that is watery or has blood in it, call your doctor. Do not use any medicine to stop the diarrhea unless your doctor has told you to. Avoid exposure to sunlight or artificial UV rays (sunlamps or tanning beds). Azithromycin can make your skin more sensitive to sunlight and sunburn may result. Use a sunscreen (minimum SPF 15) and wear protective clothing if you must be out in the sun. Zithromax Z-Pak (azithromycin) side effects Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Stop using azithromycin and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects: diarrhea that is watery or bloody; chest pain, uneven heartbeats; or nausea, stomach pain, low fever, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes). Continue using azithromycin and talk with your doctor if you have any of these less serious side effects: mild nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, or stomach pain; dizziness, tired feeling, or headache; vaginal itching or discharge; or mild itching or skin rash. Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome. What other drugs will affect Zithromax Z-Pak (azithromycin)? Do not take antacids that contain aluminum or magnesium within 2 hours of taking azithromycin. Before taking azithromycin, tell your doctor if you are using any of the following drugs: nelfinavir (Viracept); digoxin (Lanoxin, Lanoxicaps); ergot medicine such as methysergide (Sansert), ergotamine (Ergostat, Medihaler, Cafergot, Ercaf, Wigraine), dihydroergotamine mesylate (D.H.E., Migranal Nasal Spray); triazolam (Halcion); carbamazepine (Carbatrol, Tegretol); cyclosporine (Neoral, Sandimmune); phenytoin (Dilantin); cholesterol-lowering medicines such as lovastatin (Mevacor), atorvastatin (Lipitor), or cerivastatin (Baycol); a calcium channel blocker such as diltiazem (Cartia XT, Diltiazem, Tiazac), felodipine (Plendil), nicardipine (Cardene), nifedipine (Procardia, Adalat), nimodipine (Nimotop), verapamil (Calan, Covera-HS); HIV medicines such as indinavir (Crixivan), ritonavir (Norvir), saquinavir (Invirase); alprazolam (Xanax), diazepam (Valium), midazolam (Versed), triazolam (Halcion); theophylline (Theo-Dur, Theolair, Theochron); warfarin (Coumadin); pimozide (Orap); or another antibiotic, especially clarithromycin (Biaxin) or erythromycin (E-Mycin, E.E.S, Ery-Tab). If you are using any of these drugs, you may not be able to use azithromycin, or you may need dosage adjustments or special tests during treatment. There are many other medicines that can interact with azithromycin. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor. Keep a list with you of all the medicines you use and show this list to any doctor or other healthcare provider who treats you. Where can I get more information? Your pharmacist has additional information about azithromycin written for health professionals that you may read. What does my medication look like? Azithromycin is available with a prescription under the brand name Zithromax. Other brand or generic formulations may also be available. Ask your pharmacist any questions you have about this medication, especially if it is new to you. Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed. Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided by Cerner Multum, Inc. ('Multum') is accurate, up-to-date, and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. Drug information contained herein may be time sensitive. Multum information has been compiled for use by healthcare practitioners and consumers in the United States and therefore Multum does not warrant that uses outside of the United States are appropriate, unless specifically indicated otherwise. Multum's drug information does not endorse drugs, diagnose patients or recommend therapy. Multum's drug information is an informational resource designed to assist licensed healthcare practitioners in caring for their patients and/or to serve consumers viewing this service as a supplement to, and not a substitute for, the expertise, skill, knowledge and judgment of healthcare practitioners. The absence of a warning for a given drug or drug combination in no way should be construed to indicate that the drug or drug combination is safe, effective or appropriate for any given patient. Multum does not assume any responsibility for any aspect of healthcare administered with the aid of information Multum provides. Answered by Evelin Recksiek 1 year ago.


Question for someone who knows about birth control?
Yes, the pill is all I count on, since it is 99% effective.I'm 22, living with my bf, and we have sex day and night, so I don't worry about if I'm ovulating since again, I count on the pill.If I am pregnant, I don't even know what I'll do, since I know I don't want to have kids yet, and... Asked by Shin Trabazo 1 year ago.

For the past couple of days, I have been spotting slightly (pink when I wipe). My breasts have been a bit more tender than normal. They're large, and often are, anyway, but like I said, a bit more than normal. Other pregnancy symptoms don't count mostly, since they're typical of me, anyway. I pee a lot, sleep a lot, etc. Because of the spotting, my bf worried a bit I may be pregnant, which I didn't even think of, since I'm always careful with my birth control. I'm on the pill, Lo Ovral. To see if I did anything wrong, I researched a bit and found this: Answered by Marissa Lounsbery 1 year ago.

Some drugs can make Lo Ovral less effective, which may result in pregnancy. Before using Lo Ovral, tell your doctor if you are using any of the following drugs: * acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ascorbic acid (vitamin C); * phenylbutazone (Azolid, Butazolidin); * modafinil (Provigil); * dexamethasone (Decadron, Hexadrol); * an antibiotic; * seizure medicines such as phenytoin (Dilantin), carbamazepine (Tegretol), oxcarbazepine (Trileptal), topiramate (Topamax), and others; * a barbiturate such as amobarbital (Amytal), butabarbital (Butisol), mephobarbital (Mebaral), secobarbital (Seconal), or phenobarbital (Luminal, Solfoton); or * HIV medicines such as amprenavir (Agenerase), atazanavir (Reyataz), indinavir (Crixivan), saquinavir (Invirase), fosamprenavir (Lexiva), ritonavir (Norvir), and others. Answered by Gaye Spilman 1 year ago.

I knew about the prescription stuff, but what I'm worried about is the tylenol (I take it usually for headaches and neck-aches) and the Vitamin C (which I take 1000 mg a day to boost my immune system). Does anyone know how much less effective these can make my birth control? I'm concerned, because I really don't want to be pregnant right now. And yes, I know I can take a home pregnancy test. Answered by Tova Quackenbush 1 year ago.

Yes, the pill is all I count on, since it is 99% effective. I'm 22, living with my bf, and we have sex day and night, so I don't worry about if I'm ovulating since again, I count on the pill. If I am pregnant, I don't even know what I'll do, since I know I don't want to have kids yet, and I don't even know for sure if I WANT to have any... I enjoy my freedom. :) You can't see the world if you're toting a baby along, which is why I've done my best to be responsible and not end up like my mom did (preggy at 15, had child at 16). Answered by Emiko Vizzi 1 year ago.

Sweetie, don't count on just the pill. I have 3 kids and was on birth control with all 3. Thank the Lord I was married when we got pregnant and I din't have to worry. The best advice I can give you is take the test and see that way you can make plans on how to care for yourself and the baby. You don't want to be pregnant and keep taking the pill. Hope that helps!! Good Luck and God Bless!! Answered by Jeana Roosa 1 year ago.

The only way to be sure is to go see your doctor. i dont see how Tylenol would affect the effectiveness, but im no expert in the pills. I do know that the lower the hormonal level, the higher the incidence is to get pregnant. Wait a little bit and go have a Doctor do a blood test. The blood may just be spotting which is common while on the pill. Best of luck to you. Answered by Andreas Ayres 1 year ago.

Did you just get on this pill? Because spotting is a side effect. I got spotting for the first time at different occassions within 3 months of getting on a new pill. If this is a new pill, the fact that your breasts are tender could mean that your breasts are growing because some pills make breasts grow! I doubt it that you are pregnant, but why don't you just take a pregancy test to find out the truth? Answered by Tommy Larrivee 1 year ago.

Well have you done any of those things to make it not work? As with all birth control pills you gotta be careful not to take any other pills thats might cancel out that one and think really hard...do you think you had sex when you were ovulating? that is 2 weeks after your period if so then there could be a chance because other than that you cant concieve unless you ovulate Answered by Len Kosse 1 year ago.

Cough syrup can make your birth control less effective, any kind of medicine can. basically, wait til you miss your period before worrying that you're pregnant, take a test then. also, if you've only been on the pill a couple months, your body takes time to adjust to it, so you can spot at random times in your cycle Answered by Valene Chiulli 1 year ago.

i wouldn't get too worried about the spotting. i'm on birth control and about once a month i'll have a little pink as well. its nothing to worry about... just a side affect of birth control. the breast tenderness could also just be another side affect. expecially if you are spotting, that means that ur body has those hormones actively, so it would make sense for your breasts to be tender and have spotting at the same time. i wouldnt get too worried at this point! Answered by Loris Plascencia 1 year ago.

I'd say you should invest in a pregnancy test, just to be safe. If you recently switced birth control (method or brand), spotting tends to be a common side effect, but if you've been on it a while, taking a test can't hurt. Answered by Jada Goucher 1 year ago.

Sometimres your body starts to not work correctly with the current pill, I was on one for about 8 months and started spotting, it turned out that the hormones in my body didn't like it and it was not strong enough for me. Go to you doctor she may think the same thing for you, and it could be easy enough to stop by just changing the pill you on. Answered by Britni Peet 1 year ago.

While the pill is very affective it isn't full proof so you could be pregnant if you aren't using condoms as backup ... but the pill can sometime cause pregnancy symptoms. Answered by Latina Monsma 1 year ago.


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