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Drug Interactions

Nelfinavir can interact with a number of other medications (see Drug Interactions With Nelfinavir).

What If I Overdose on Nelfinavir?

It is not known exactly what to expect from an overdose with nelfinavir. If you happen to take an overdose, seek medical attention immediately.
(Click Viracept Overdose for more information.)

Storage Methods

Nelfinavir should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Keep nelfinavir tablets and powder in the original container.
Keep nelfinavir and all other medications out of the reach of children.

What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose of Nelfinavir?

It is very important that you do not miss nelfinavir doses. If you do not take your medicine as scheduled, take the missed dose as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Be sure to tell your healthcare provider if you are having trouble remembering to take your HIV medications.

Is There a Generic Version of Nelfinavir?

Currently, there are no generic versions of nelfinavir licensed for sale (see Generic Viracept).

Who Makes Nelfinavir?

Nelfinavir is made by Pfizer, Inc.

Available Strengths

Nelfinavir comes in the following strengths and forms:
  • Nelfinavir 250-mg tablets
  • Nelfinavir 625-mg tablets
  • Nelfinavir oral powder, containing 50 mg of nelfinavir per gram (per scoopful).
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