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Saquinavir: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking saquinavir if you have:
- Liver disease, such as liver failure, cirrhosis, or hepatitis
- Kidney disease, including kidney failure (renal failure)
- High cholesterol or high triglycerides
- An irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia)
- Low magnesium levels (hypomagnesemia)
- Low potassium levels (hypokalemia)
- Congestive heart failure (CHF)
- A slow heart rate (bradycardia)
- Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Invirase and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Invirase and Breastfeeding).
Dosing Information for SaquinavirThe dose of saquinavir that your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- Other medical conditions you may have
- Other medications you may be currently taking.