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Nelfinavir Information

Nelfinavir Benefits & Uses

Nelfinavir is used to treat the following -

  1. HIV/AIDS Primary

Nelfinavir 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 Nelfinavir


Nelfinavir Side Effects

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

  1. Rash
  2. Headache Mild
  3. Dizziness Mild
  4. Nausea or vomiting
  5. Abdominal Pain Mild
  6. Dyspepsia
  7. Paresthesia
  8. Throat tightness
  9. Increased Liver Enzymes
  10. Diarrhoea
  11. Peripheral Neuropathy
  12. Cough Mild
  13. Increased Cholesterol level in blood
  14. Increased Triglyceride level in Blood

Nelfinavir Related Warnings

Is the use of Nelfinavir safe for pregnant women?

Pregnant women can take Nelfinavir without worrying about any side effects.


Is the use of Nelfinavir safe during breastfeeding?

Nelfinavir is completely safe for breastfeeding women.


What is the effect of Nelfinavir on the Kidneys?

Nelfinavir rarely affects the kidneys.


What is the effect of Nelfinavir on the Liver?

Nelfinavir may cause harmful effects on liver. if you feel it's having any such effect, then stop taking this drug, and restart only on your doctor's advice.


What is the effect of Nelfinavir on the Heart?

Nelfinavir is not harmful for the heart.


Severe Interaction of Nelfinavir with Other Drugs

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

Nelfinavir Contraindications

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

  1. Graves' Disease
  2. Guillain-Barre Syndrome
  3. Diabetes
  4. Liver Disease
  5. Phenylketonuria (PKU)
  6. Hemophilia
  7. Suicidal Tendency
  8. Gastrointestinal Bleeding

Frequently asked Questions about Nelfinavir

Is this Nelfinavir habit forming or addictive?

Nelfinavir does not cause addiction.


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

After taking Nelfinavir, you should not drive or work on any heavy machine, as Nelfinavir can make you drowsy.


Is it safe?

Nelfinavir should be used only after doctor's advice.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

Nelfinavir is unable to treat or cure mental disorders.


Nelfinavir Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Nelfinavir

Taking Nelfinavir with some specific foods may delay its effect. Talk to your doctor about this.


Interaction between Alcohol and Nelfinavir

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

This medicine data has been created by -
Dr. Md Saadullah
M.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience
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Dr. 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; Viracept® (nelfinavir mesylate)
  2. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 810