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Indinavir Information

Indinavir Benefits & Uses

Indinavir is used to treat the following -

  1. HIV/AIDS Primary

Indinavir Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Indinavir


Indinavir Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Indinavir is used -

  1. Headache Mild
  2. Dizziness Mild
  3. Nausea or vomiting
  4. Diarrhoea
  5. Dyspepsia
  6. Increased Liver Enzymes
  7. Rash
  8. Dry Skin
  9. Cough Mild
  10. Fever Mild
  11. Abdominal cramp

Indinavir Related Warnings

Is the use of Indinavir safe for pregnant women?

Indinavir may cause moderate side effects during pregnancy. If you feel its harmful effects, then stop taking this drug immediately, and do not take Indinavir again without your doctor's advice.


Is the use of Indinavir safe during breastfeeding?

Women who are breastfeeding can experience some moderate side effects of Indinavir. Immediately discontinue Indinavir if you observe any side effects. Contact your doctor, and restart using it only if your doctor says it is safe for you.


What is the effect of Indinavir on the Kidneys?

There are no any side effects of Indinavir for kidney.


What is the effect of Indinavir on the Liver?

Indinavir has very mild side effects on the liver.


What is the effect of Indinavir on the Heart?

There are no any side effects of Indinavir for heart.


Severe Interaction of Indinavir with Other Drugs

Indinavir should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Indinavir Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Indinavir unless your doctor advises you to do so -

  1. Liver Disease
  2. Diabetes
  3. Pancreatitis
  4. Graves' Disease
  5. Guillain-Barre Syndrome
  6. Hemophilia

Frequently asked Questions about Indinavir

Is this Indinavir habit forming or addictive?

Forming a habit of Indinavir has not been reported.

Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

You may feel sleepy or tired after taking Indinavir. So it is best to avoid driving.


Is it safe?

Yes, but take Indinavir only as per medical advice.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

Indinavir is unable to treat or cure mental disorders.


Indinavir Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Indinavir

When consumed with certain foods, Indinavir may take longer to have an effect. Contact your doctor about this.


Interaction between Alcohol and Indinavir

Information about the interaction of Indinavir and alcohol is not available because this topic has not been researched yet.

This medicine data has been created by -
Md Saadullah
M.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience
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Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
2 Years of Experience
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  1. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Crixivan* (indinavir sulfate)
  2. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 810