What is Invirase?

Saquinavir is an antiretroviral drug used in HIV therapy. It falls in the protease inhibitor class. Two formulations have been marketed:

  • a hard-gel capsule formulation of the mesylate, with trade name Invirase, which requires combination with ritonavir to increase the saquinavir bioavailability;
  • a soft-gel capsule formulation of saquinavir (microemulsion, orally-administered formulation), with trade name Fortovase, which was discontinued worldwide in 2006.

Saquinavir is used as a component of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART).

It is on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines, a list of the most important medication needed in a basic health system.

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I have high blood pressure & love grapefruit apples & oranges can i still eat them while taking blood pressure...

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You can have oranges and apples but not grapefruit

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Thank you for your query.

Grapefruit is generally taken as a...

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