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Dr. Mari Kitahata
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Indinavir (Overview)

Indinavir is a protease inhibitor which is a kind of drug used for HIV (anti-viral agent, antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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Is it safe to take indinavir while pregnant?

Not Common to Take: Indinavir (crixivan) is not often prescribed in pregnancy when there are other alternatives though it is only a class c. The difficulty is that the concentrations of indinavir in the blood at weeks 30 to 32 of pregnancy often drop unpredictably which could allow the development of resistance and treatment failure, as well as mother-to-child transmission of HIV during childbirth. See an expert. ...Read more

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Dr. Mari Kitahata
78 doctors shared insights

Indinavir (Overview)

Indinavir is a protease inhibitor which is a kind of drug used for HIV (anti-viral agent, antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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Is it safe to take indinavir while pregnant?

Not Common to Take: Indinavir (crixivan) is not often prescribed in pregnancy when there are other alternatives though it is only a class c. The difficulty is that the concentrations of indinavir in the blood at weeks 30 to 32 of pregnancy often drop unpredictably which could allow the development of resistance and treatment failure, as well as mother-to-child transmission of HIV during childbirth. See an expert. ...Read more

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Is crixivan (indinavir) safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is crixivan (indinavir) safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes: There is little evidence that it causes problems in women. There are some studies of eye problems in animals. On the other hand, it treats HIV which can both help the mother and prevent HIV from spreading to the baby. Overall, the benefits of taking indinavir are in taking it if you have HIV infection. ...Read more

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Dr. Tanya Russo
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Crixivan (Definition)

Crixivan is a protease inhibitor which is a kind of drug used for HIV (anti-viral ...Read more