VIRACEPT Ressources

Application Information

This drug has been submitted to the FDA under the reference 020778/001.

Names and composition

"VIRACEPT" is the commercial name of a drug composed of NELFINAVIR MESYLATE.

Answered questions

Does TRUVADA and VIRACEPT work together ? If you take one but not the other what happens ?
Asked by Prudence Vaghy 4 months ago.

Truvada and Viracept are members of different HIV drug classes. Truvada is a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor; Viracept is a protease inhibitor. Both drugs act by interrupting the HIV life cycle, but they affect different "steps" in the cycle. HIV treatment regimens always include two or more drugs from different classes as these combinations (sometimes called "cocktails") have been shown to be most effective in managing HIV. If you were to take only one of these drugs, it would probably not be effective in managing your HIV. Please note that I am not a doctor, and you should consult with a medical professional before making any changes to your treatment regimen. Answered by Nanci Cornelison 4 months ago.


Prophylaxis medication for exposure to HIV?
I was possibly exposed to a needle on Sunday night and didn't get the medicinal prophylaxis (Combivir & Viracept) until Thursday. My family doc wouldn't prescribe it to me and I searched and searched and ended up going to the Emergency Room. I have a friend that says that is too late to be effective. But... Asked by Tressie Purser 4 months ago.

I was possibly exposed to a needle on Sunday night and didn't get the medicinal prophylaxis (Combivir & Viracept) until Thursday. My family doc wouldn't prescribe it to me and I searched and searched and ended up going to the Emergency Room. I have a friend that says that is too late to be effective. But the ER doc said it was fine. HELP! Answered by Jordan Kleven 4 months ago.

First off, I want to say sorry about your situation. It is a scary thing to go through unless you really know the facts. If I were in your shoes, I wouldn't have batted an eye. I know what you are thinking...easier said than done, right? The thing is, I HAVE gone thru it. Except it was with a patient who was HIV positive. Not possibly positive. He was, in fact, positive. I was stuck with the needle by the nurse. I don't even know how the heck it happened. I was in the room consulting. Boy did the nurse feel horrible! Your treatment WAS too late to be effective. 24 hours after exposure is the max time. It SHOULD be started within 2 hours of exposure. In addition, the treatment is 28 DAYS! Yes, you read right...28 DAYS!!! Not a simple ER visit. Shame on them for doing that to you. The reason you had such a hard time receiving treatment is that it is not recommended in your situation unless the patient is FOR SURE positive. Even then, it is up to the discretion of the provider as well as the decision of the person who was exposed. Prophylactic treatment is not always effective, and because it is a 28 day regimen, people rarely go thru it entirely. There are many adverse effects such as nausea, dizziness, etc. In my case, I did NOT receive prophylatic treatment. It was my choice. I knew the facts. And guess what? I am HIV negative. I had to be routinely tested for 2 years. Not that I was worried. I went about my life normally. It's been 5 years since my exposure. The thing you probably don't know is this....after being exposed to a needle contaminated with HIV positive blood, you only have a 0.3% chance of contracting HIV. Not even a 1% chance. 0.3%. That's it. You should be more worried about Hep B or C. Please get tested. Also keep getting tested for HIV for at least a year. Once at 3 months, once at 6, and then at a year. Try not to worry. I hope I have eased your mind somewhat. Be sure to make people aware what the ER did. That was incorrect treatment. Answered by Shan Blinebry 4 months ago.


Medication question?
So I have the flu, and i am taking z-pac, i am also prescribed 5mg xanax but i am afriad to mix the two. My doctor unfortunatley is not in today so i cannot call and ask him. Could anyone tell me if its alright to mix the two Asked by Jeremy Quan 4 months ago.

Wait til you talk to your doctor! Before taking azithromycin (Z-Pak), 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); · • 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 Xanex interacts BADLY with antibiotics such as fluconazole (Diflucan), itraconazole (Sporanox) or ketoconazole (Nizoral); Answered by Annetta Arterberry 4 months ago.

im not a pharmacist, but i am knowledgeable about medication, i'm not sure what z-pac is, but if its for the flu, i dont think any severe interactions would occur with any benzodiazepines like xanax. I'm prescribed to 4mg a day but i've never mixed it with flu medicane. i hope that helped some Answered by Vinnie Alawdi 4 months ago.

The label on your prescription will have warnings for common interactions, however, your best bet would be to read the inserts given to you with your receipt. The pharmacist will know better (even more than the doctor) the problems with drug interactions. Call your pharmacist first. There are websites such as drug checker, but they may not be up to date, so read the disclaimer before you bet your life on it. Answered by Tanna Furby 4 months ago.

there should be no problem. but I think you have something wrong. Xanax is available in tablets as 0.25, 0.5, 1 and 2 milligrams. Are you taking 0.5 mg tablets (they are salmon colored) or is your total daily does 5 mg.. Doctors often write the zero before the decimal and not after. This avoids confusion so pharmacists and nurses do not mistake a half milligram for five milligrams, or ten milligrams for one milligram. Answered by Rhona Bradfute 4 months ago.

Please ask your pharmacist about drug interactions, and he or she can tell you if they two are ok to take together. (He or she may give you the ok to take both since I believe that the z-pac is an antibiotic medication while xanaz is a tranquilizer. Though don't take advice from us laypeople :) Answered by Phebe Ebbesen 4 months ago.

Call a pharmacist. Answered by Teri Weith 4 months ago.


Interesting question! I am HIV+, with CD4 of 1150 and viral load 141.....?
Am I less contagious as my values improve? (ie; as CD4 increases and V/L decreases?) FYI: on HAART for 14 years. (Viracept and Epivir)Early in treatment was on AZT, but it was DC'd due to anemic reaction. Would you advice replacing it w/ another drug to complete the "trinity". Or take the "If... Asked by Sanda Willinsky 4 months ago.

Am I less contagious as my values improve? (ie; as CD4 increases and V/L decreases?) FYI: on HAART for 14 years. (Viracept and Epivir) Early in treatment was on AZT, but it was DC'd due to anemic reaction. Would you advice replacing it w/ another drug to complete the "trinity". Or take the "If it ain't broke, don't fix it approach?" Answered by Siu Coullard 4 months ago.

Why are you on here? go to poz.com there are forums and other info on that site..and you know I would think that seeing how you have been poz for so long you would know these answers?? and if you are on meds why are you not undetectable?? and yes you are infectious sorry..:/ they only way you would have a great chance of not being that infectious is if you are undetectable but the risk will always be there but the chances are slimmer. that is another thing you should know..?? I would say you should learn about the virus you have... Answered by Lien Angello 4 months ago.

I am a 23 yr survivor of HIV. When first identified, we did not even name it HIV (it was once HTLV-three) and I was once given a yr and a part to reside. Your VL is undetectable and t-cells are typical. That offers yo an quality analysis. You didn't point out when you ever had an o.i. You feel making 50000 per thirty days isn't very well? Many men and women are not making that during one yr! In my revel in, peoples attitudes and feelings are customarily a larger indicator in their outlook their bodily being. I have obvious extra men and women who fear, have strain and deep long run melancholy die off a lot faster than people who have a brighter constructive outlook on existence. I like to run and feature run a number of marathons with HIV. A couple of years in the past I ran a marathon with a t-mobilephone of 108. The labs do not let you know the whole thing approximately your health. You do. So, do not obsess over the worry of ways a lot time you could have left. Enjoy the time you may have now. Look at the lighter facet, you can also no longer must fear approximately loss of life of HIV, you might be a sufferer of a random taking pictures or a vehicle coincidence the day after the next day to come. Laughter is the pleasant remedy. Also- I'm handiest 2 years older than you. Answered by Dexter Weigand 4 months ago.

Congrats on being healthier than others. That said, just because your viral load is down and your CD4 is up, you are still contagious. Period, bottom line, you can always pass this virus to others. It only takes ONE of the suckers to cause HIV. I'm a fan of the don't fix what isn't broken. If you are doing well on your current meds, stick with them and continue to see your health care provider regularly. Answered by Reiko Ahlquist 4 months 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 Jonah Olan 4 months 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 Cecil Sully 4 months 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 Wenona Roundtree 4 months 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 Bridgette Hovick 4 months 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 Vanita Gelston 4 months ago.


NuvaRing ?
I just started it and was reading through the drug facts and it said...If NuvaRing is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining NuvaRing with the following: Acetaminophen (Tylenol)... Asked by Mindi Pontonio 4 months ago.

I just started it and was reading through the drug facts and it said... If NuvaRing is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining NuvaRing with the following: Acetaminophen (Tylenol) Antibiotics such as ampicillin and tetracycline Anticonvulsants such as Dilantin, Phenobarbital, Tegretol, Trileptal, Topamax, Felbatol Antifungals such as Gris-PEG, Nizoral, Sporanox Atorvastatin (Lipitor) Clofibrate (Atromid-S) Cyclosporine (Neoral, Sandimmune) HIV drugs classified as protease inhibitors (Agenerase, Crixivan, Fortovase, Invirase, Kaletra, Norvir, Viracept) Morphine (Astramorph, Kadian, MS Contin) Phenylbutazone Prednisolone (Prelone) Rifadin (rifampin) St. John's wort Temazepam Theophylline (Theo-Dur) Vitamin C So....Tylenol and Vitamin C!....Should I ask my doctor about this? Has anyone else using asked their doctor about this Answered by Emerita Banet 4 months ago.

Vitamin C may raise levels of estrogen in the blood. You will have to take at least 1g to have that happen which is a lot. Tylenol is affected by the hormones and may lower the blood levels of acetaminophen. Neither of them lower the effectiveness of the Nuva Ring. Your doctor can verify this with you. You can read the link below that will tell you what every interaction for each drug is. It is for the pill but the drug interations are the same for the Nuva Ring. They contain the same hormones. Answered by Lauralee Crickmore 4 months ago.

Nuvaring Facts Answered by Brett Norrick 4 months ago.

I did use it and I loved it. After the first try it's really easy to insert and remove so it quickly becomes no big deal. And you can take it out for a few hours at a time and not lose any effectiveness so I always took it out whenever my husband and I got romantic. I always had bad side affects with the high level of ingested hormones with traditional birth control pills so the ring was a great solution for me. Answered by Ranee Rohwer 4 months ago.


Does anyone know anything about seroquel?
Asked by Zada Nickolson 4 months ago.

I've been precribed seroquel for anxiety/schizophrenia/insomnia, but it made me feel soooo tired the following morning that I quit taking it. I now take Geodon for sleep, abilify for schizophrenia and Lyrica for anxiety. There are several websites with information about seroquel: Answered by Leonarda Pazan 4 months ago.

Hi I was on seroquel for about three months. I felt aweful on it. I just felt blah all the time Plus it caused me to have migraines almost daily. As soon as I was taken off it these symptons went away. If you are on it, I hope you don't get these symptons. Thank you! Hugs! Von! Answered by Cherryl Meury 4 months ago.

I took it for depression and it made me very sleepy and I had a huge appetite and gained 15 pounds in 3 weeks! Answered by Trinity Veeser 4 months ago.

Yeah, I've taken it for about four years. It's good for skitzophrenia and trouble sleeping. Answered by Oscar Royals 4 months ago.

I've taken it and it gave me seizures my friend takes it and it makes her very tired Answered by Katrice Serano 4 months ago.

Look it up at webmd.com and you will get all the answers you would want. In the meantime ask your pharmacist and your prescribing doctor questions. Answered by Dwain Boumthavee 4 months ago.


What is in grapefruit that makes react with medication (cholesterol)?
my dad was told he can't have grapefruit because of his cholesterol medication he's is on Asked by Latoyia Deanda 4 months ago.

Drugs affected by grapefruit juice[17] Grapefruit and grapefruit juice have the potential to interact with numerous drugs. A number of organic compounds, identified as furanocoumarin derivatives, interfere with the hepatic and intestinal enzyme cytochrome P450 isoform CYP3A4 and are therefore primarily responsible for the interaction. However, bioactive compounds in grapefruit juice may also interfere with P-glycoprotein and organic anion transporting polypeptides (OATPs) either increasing or decreasing bioavailability of a number of drugs. Pomelo (the Asian fruit which was crossed with an orange to produce grapefruit) also contains high amounts of furanocoumarin derivatives Drugs affected by grapefruit juice[17] Drug classMajor InteractionsMinor interactions Calcium channel antagonistsPlendil Cardene (Nicardipine) Procardia (Nifedipine) Nimotop Sular DynaCirc AntiarrhythmicsCordarone Multaq Statins (HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors)Mevacor (Lovastatin)Lipitor Baycol (off the market) ImmunosuppressantsSandimmune (Cyclosporine) Prograf Rapamune Mercaptopurine DissociativesDextromethorphan Sedatives, hypnotics, and anxiolyticsBusparHalcion Versed Valium (Diazepam) Sonata (Zaleplon) Alprazolam Other psychotropicsTegretol (Carbamazepine) Desyrel Serzone Seroquel Fluvoxamine AntihistaminesSeldane (off the market) Diphenhydramine (partially) Hismanal (off the market)Claritin (Loratadine) HIV protease inhibitorsInvirase Norvir Viracept Agenerase HormonesOrtho-Cept (Ethinyl estradiol) Depo-Medrol (Methylprednisolone) Other drugsViagra Propulsid[18] [edit]Drugs affected by grapefruit juice[17] Drug classMajor InteractionsMinor interactions Calcium channel antagonistsPlendil Cardene (Nicardipine) Procardia (Nifedipine) Nimotop Sular DynaCirc AntiarrhythmicsCordarone Multaq Statins (HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors)Mevacor (Lovastatin)Lipitor Baycol (off the market) ImmunosuppressantsSandimmune (Cyclosporine) Prograf Rapamune Mercaptopurine DissociativesDextromethorphan Sedatives, hypnotics, and anxiolyticsBusparHalcion Versed Valium (Diazepam) Sonata (Zaleplon) Alprazolam Other psychotropicsTegretol (Carbamazepine) Desyrel Serzone Seroquel Fluvoxamine AntihistaminesSeldane (off the market) Diphenhydramine (partially) Hismanal (off the market)Claritin (Loratadine) HIV protease inhibitorsInvirase Norvir Viracept Agenerase HormonesOrtho-Cept (Ethinyl estradiol) Depo-Medrol (Methylprednisolone) Other drugsViagra Propulsid[18] [edit] Answered by Luigi Ringbloom 4 months ago.

Grape fruit is good for reducing cholesterol,one should not take this fruit along with cholesterol medicine,it will have lot of side effects... Answered by Sid Lesinski 4 months ago.


Forms

ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
020778/001 VIRACEPT NELFINAVIR MESYLATE POWDER/ORAL EQ 50MG BASE per SCOOPFUL
020779/001 VIRACEPT NELFINAVIR MESYLATE TABLET/ORAL EQ 250MG BASE
021503/001 VIRACEPT NELFINAVIR MESYLATE TABLET/ORAL EQ 625MG BASE

Similar Active Ingredient

ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
020778/001 VIRACEPT NELFINAVIR MESYLATE POWDER/ORAL EQ 50MG BASE per SCOOPFUL
020779/001 VIRACEPT NELFINAVIR MESYLATE TABLET/ORAL EQ 250MG BASE
021503/001 VIRACEPT NELFINAVIR MESYLATE TABLET/ORAL EQ 625MG BASE

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