What are the possible side effects of saquinavir (Invirase)?
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 taking saquinavir and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
- increased thirst or urination, excessive hunger, fruity breath odor;
- cough with yellow or green mucus, stabbing chest pain, wheezing, feeling short of breath;
- fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms, mouth and throat ulcers; or
- any type of infection, skin infection, or open...
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What are the precautions when taking saquinavir mesylate (Invirase)?
Before taking saquinavir, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: lipid problems (high cholesterol or triglycerides/fats), diabetes, hemophilia, liver problems.
Saquinavir may cause a condition that affects the heart rhythm (QT prolongation). QT prolongation can infrequently result in serious (rarely fatal) fast/irregular heartbeat and other symptoms (such as severe dizziness, fainting) that require immediate medical attention. The risk of QT prolongation may be increased if you have...
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