Human Immunodeficiency Virus Book



Aka: Nelfinavir, Viracept, NFV
  1. See Also
    1. Anti-Retroviral Therapy
    2. Protease Inhibitor
  2. Mechanism
    1. Protease Inhibitor
  3. Efficacy
    1. May be used as first line agent (potent)
    2. Similar to Ritonavir or Indinavir
  4. Dosing
    1. Take with a meal or light snack
    2. Adult: 750mg po tid or 1250 mg po bid
    3. Child: 20-30 mg/kg tid or 45-55 mg/kg po bid
  5. Adverse Effects
    1. Well tolerated
    2. Diarrhea
  6. References
    1. (1998) Med Lett Drugs Ther 40(1041):115 [PubMed]
    2. (2009) Treat Guidel Med Lett 7(78): 11-22 [PubMed]
    3. Reust (2011) Am Fam Physician 83(12): 1443-51 [PubMed]
Medication Costs
viracept (on 1/30/2017 at Medicaid.Gov Pharmacy Drug pricing)
VIRACEPT 625 MG TABLET $9.02 each
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Viracept (C0525004)

Concepts Pharmacologic Substance (T121) , Organic Chemical (T109)
MSH D019888
English viracept, Viracept, Agouron Brand of Nelfinavir Mesylate, Roche Brand of Nelfinavir Mesylate
Derived from the NIH UMLS (Unified Medical Language System)

Nelfinavir (C0525005)

Definition (NCI) A synthetic antiviral agent that selectively binds to and inhibits human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) protease. Nelfinavir has activity against HIV 1 and 2.
Definition (CSP) HIV protease inhibitor.
Definition (MSH) A potent HIV protease inhibitor. It is used in combination with other antiviral drugs in the treatment of HIV in both adults and children.
Concepts Pharmacologic Substance (T121) , Organic Chemical (T109)
MSH D019888
SnomedCT 108706004, 373445001
LNC LP21313-9, MTHU013848
English Nelfinavir, Nelfinavir [Chemical/Ingredient], NFV, NELFINAVIR, nelfinavir, Nelfinavir (product), Nelfinavir (substance)
Swedish Nelfinavir
Czech nelfinavir
Finnish Nelfinaviiri
Japanese ネルフィナビル
Polish Nelfinawir
Spanish nelfinavir (producto), nelfinavir (sustancia), nelfinavir, Nelfinavir
French Nelfinavir
German Nelfinavir
Italian Nelfinavir
Portuguese Nelfinavir
Derived from the NIH UMLS (Unified Medical Language System)

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