Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A protease-inhibiting drug usually used in combination with other drugs to suppress the replication of HIV.

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  • n. An anti-retroviral drug of the protease inhibitor class that is used in to treat HIV infected patients.

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  • n. a weak protease inhibitor (trade name Invirase) used in treating HIV

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

saquin- (perhaps alteration of (i)soquin(oline) : iso- + quinoline) + a(nti)vir(al).

Examples

  • The new era in treatment started last December, when Hoffman-La Roche introduced saquinavir (brand name Invirase), and it took off in March with the arrival of Merck's indinavir (Crixivan) and Abbott Laboratories 'ritonavir (Norvir).

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  • In September 1995, Howley started on a new combination of drugs, including two that had just been rushed onto the market, Norvir and saquinavir.

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  • They found that serum taken from people who were taking antiretroviral therapy - which included ritonavir-boosted saquinavir (Invirase) or lopinavir (Kaletra) - showed significant antimalarial activity.

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  • Garlic supplements, it says, have been shown to induce drug-nutrient interactions including "sharply reduced" blood levels of the antiviral medication saquinavir.

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  • Both drugs, Invirase (saquinavir) and Norvir (ritonavir), are in the family of HIV medications known as protease inhibitors.

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  • Rifampin and saquinavir should not be taken together with Norvir.

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  • People should tell their doctor if they are taking rifampin and saquinavir.

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  • Soma (400 buzz bid)/saquinavir hard-gel (400 knowledge bid) applying yaabdomen after a withnaproxenabsorbed checker of viracept gliquidone (median 48 weeks).

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  • Invirase® (saquinavir) should not be used as the only protease inhibitor in combination with Atripla.

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  • New safety instructions will be put on the label of the HIV antiviral drug Invirase, or saquinavir, for its use with another medication Norvir, or ritonavir, said the US Food and

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