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|RATING||REASON||SIDE EFFECTS FOR CRIXIVAN||COMMENTS||SEX||AGE||DURATION/|
|1||HIV||Blocked kidneys (kidney stones), skin changes, hair loss on legs, ingrown toe-nails, nausea and diarrhoea||This early HIV drug was one of the most potent and effective at controlling the virus, but more recent drugs have much fewer side effects.||M||47||3 years ||6/10/2008|
CRIXIVAN (INDINAVIR SULFATE): This drug is used with other HIV medications to help control HIV infection. It helps to decrease the amount of HIV in your body so your immune system can work better. This lowers your chance of getting HIV complications (such as new infections, cancer) and improves your quality of life. Indinavir belongs to a class of drugs known as protease inhibitors. It may be given with ritonavir, another protease inhibitor, to increase ("boost") the levels of indinavir. This helps indinavir work better. Indinavir is not a cure for HIV infection. To decrease your risk of spreading HIV disease to others, do all of the following: (1) continue to take all HIV medications exactly as prescribed by your doctor, (2) always use an effective barrier method (latex or polyurethane condoms/dental dams) during all sexual activity, and (3) do not share personal items (such as needles/syringes, toothbrushes, and razors) that may have contacted blood or other body fluids. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details. (Sources: U.S. Centers for Medicare Services, FDA)