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Saquinavir for HIV/AIDS

Although it is not a cure, saquinavir mesylate (Invirase®) is used as a treatment for HIV and AIDS. This medication belongs to a class of drugs known as protease inhibitors. It works by blocking a process that the HIV virus needs in order to multiply.
 
Saquinavir is always used in combination with ritonavir (Norvir®), which increases the level of saquinavir in the blood, helping it work better. This is known as "boosting." Ritonavir is used to boost several different HIV medications.
 
(Click What Is Saquinavir Used For? to learn more about this HIV/AIDS medication, including whether it is approved for use in children.)
 

Saquinavir for HIV/AIDS

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