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Indinavir sulfate (Crixivan®) is a drug approved for the treatment of HIV and AIDS in adults. Although it can help stop HIV from infecting healthy cells in the body, it is not a cure for the virus. The medicine comes in capsule form and is usually taken three times a day.
In many cases, indinavir is used as part of an HIV "cocktail." These cocktails usually consist of three or four (or sometimes five) different HIV drugs (technically known as highly active antiretroviral therapy, or HAART). Combining medications in this way helps to prevent the virus from becoming resistant to one or more of the drugs.
(Click What Is Indinavir Used For? to learn more about this HIV/AIDS treatment, including how it works and whether there are off-label uses.)
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