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Fortovase Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Fortovase belongs to a class of HIV drugs Known as protease inhibitors. It work by interfering with an important step in the virus's reproductive cycle. You can also used this medicine in combination with other HIV drugs known as nucleoside analogues.

Fortovase Dosage

  • For adults and chlidren, the usual starting dosage is 1,200 milligrams, and you should be taken 3 times a day.

Uses of Fortovase

  • It is used to treats HIV effects that may be occur due to various condition.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Fortovase

Before taken Fortovase medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor. If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Fortovase. Side effects may include:

  • Abdominal discomfort and pain
  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Gas
  • Headache
  • Indigestion
  • Mouth sores
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

Warnings and precautions before taking Fortovase:

  • If you are taking Fortovase, then it may increase blood sugar levels. If you have diabetes, then you should tell your doctor.
  • Fortovase may aggravate mild-to-moderate liver problems. You should be used this medicine with extra caution if you have such liver disorders as hepatitis or cirrhosis.
  • If you're taking Fortovase combination, then your doctor will do periodic blood tests to check for problems.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Fortovase with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Fortovase with the following:

  • Antidepressants known as tricyclics, such as Elavil and Tofranil
  • Carbamazepine
  • Dexamethasone
  • Efavirenz
  • Immunosuppressants
  • Lidocaine
  • Methadone
  • Nevirapine
  • Oral contraceptives
  • Phenytoin
  • Rifabutin

There have been no reports of Fortovase poisoning. But after taken Fortovase if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect.

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