What is Saquinavir?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Invirase Fortovase


See also: Salsalate

Saquinavir is a protease inhibitor used in the treatment of HIV infection; used in combination with at least two other antiretroviral agents.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 0
Mild 1
None 0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Saquinavir

Side effect Patients
Diarrhea 1
Increased lipids in blood (hyperlipidemia) 1

Why patients stopped taking Saquinavir

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 2
Other 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 4 patients who've stopped taking Saquinavir


Stopped taking Saquinavir

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 2
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 0
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Saquinavir.