Invirase , also called saquinavir, is a human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) protease inhibitor used to treat HIV infection. It works by slowing down the HIV virus, and preventing the virus from attacking the immune system.

This drug comes as a capsule and a tablet to be taken by mouth with a full glass of water, within two hours after a meal, two to three times a day.

The most common side effects of Invirase include headache, tiredness, dizziness, sleeplessness, upset stomach, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, gas, blurred vision, dry mouth, taste bud changes, heartburn, night sweats, and chest pain.

Invirase may also be used to treat other medical conditions, as suggested by your doctor.

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