Active ingredients: saquinavir
What it is used for
INVIRASE (saquinavir) is indicated for the treatment of HIV/AIDS in adults and children 12 years of age or older. Clinical studies indicate that saquinavir should only be used in combination with ritonavir and other anti-retroviral therapies (see CLINICAL TRIALS). This indication is based on changes in surrogate markers. At present there are no results from controlled clinical trials evaluating the effect of regimens containing saquinavir on HIV disease progression or survival (see CLINICAL TRIALS).
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Oral. This medicine is taken by mouth.
- Store below 30 degrees Celsius
- Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.
You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
Light orange to greyish-brown orange, oval, cylindrical, biconvex flim-coated tablet, with 'SQV 500' on one side and 'Roche' on the other side.
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Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
Is this medicine subsidised?
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on June 1, 2022. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient saquinavir
You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.
Consumer Medicines Information (CMI)
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Reporting side effects
You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.
You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems