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Indinavir is often used in combination with other medications to treat HIV and AIDS. It is a type of protease inhibitor that helps to stop the spread of HIV to uninfected cells in the body. Indinavir, which is available by prescription, comes in the form of a capsule that is taken three times daily. Potential side effects of indinavir include nausea, vomiting, and kidney stones.

What Is Indinavir?

Indinavir sulfate (Crixivan®) is a prescription medicine used as a treatment for HIV and AIDS.
(Click What Is Indinavir Used For? for more information on what indinavir is used for, including possible off-label uses.)

Indinavir Side Effects

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with indinavir. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of indinavir include, but are not limited to:
  • Abdominal pain (stomach pain)
  • Nausea
  • Kidney stones
  • Vomiting.
(Click Side Effects of Indinavir to learn more, including potentially serious side effects that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)

Indinavir Sulfate for HIV/AIDS

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