Healthdirect Free Australian health advice you can count on.

Medical problem? Call 1800 022 222. If you need urgent medical help, call triple zero immediately

healthdirect Australia is a free service where you can talk to a nurse or doctor who can help you know what to do.

beginning of content

Brand name: Crixivan TM

Active ingredients: indinavir

What it is used for

Crixivan is indicated for the treatment of adults with HIV-1 infection. Crixivan should be used in combination therapy with other appropriate antiretroviral agents or as monotherapy if combination therapy is inappropriate. This indication is based on changes in surrogate markers. At present there are no results from controlled clinical trials evaluating the effect of therapy with indinavir sulfate on clinical progression of HIV infection, such as survival or the incidence of opportunistic infections (see Clinical Trials). INDICATIONS AS AT 18 SEPTEMBER 2001: Crixivan (Indinavir sulfate) is indicated for the treatment of adults and paediatric patients with HIV-1 infection. Crixivan should be used in combination with other appropriate antiretroviral agents.

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Oral
  • Store below 30 degrees Celsius
  • Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

white, semi-translucent capsules printed with "CRIXIVAN TM 200mg " in blue ink.

Images are the copyright of the Pharmacy Guild of Australia

Food interactions

For the active ingredient indinavir

  • Avoid excessive or chronic alcohol use.
  • Avoid taking with grapefruit juice
  • Take on empty stomach: 1 hour before or 2 hours after meals.
  • Take with a full glass of water.

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient indinavir

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.

Download leaflet

For side effects, taking other medicines and more

Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website

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

Back to top back to top

Healthdirect 24hr 7 days a week hotline

24 hour health advice you can count on

1800 022 222

Government Accredited with over 140 information partners

We are a government-funded service, providing quality, approved health information and advice

Australian Government, health department logo ACT Government logo New South Wales government, health department logo Northen Territory Government logo Government of South Australia, health department logo Tasmanian government logo Government of Western Australia, health department logo