II. Mechanism

III. Efficacy

  1. May be used as first line agent (potent)
  2. Similar to Ritonavir or Indinavir

IV. Dosing

  1. Take with a meal or light snack
  2. Adult: 750mg po tid or 1250 mg po bid
  3. Child: 20-30 mg/kg tid or 45-55 mg/kg po bid

V. Adverse Effects

  1. Well tolerated
  2. Diarrhea

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Cost: Medications

viracept (on 1/30/2017 at Medicaid.Gov Survey of pharmacy drug pricing)
VIRACEPT 625 MG TABLET $9.02 each

Ontology: Viracept (C0525004)

Concepts Pharmacologic Substance (T121) , Organic Chemical (T109)
MSH D019888
English viracept, Viracept, Agouron Brand of Nelfinavir Mesylate, Roche Brand of Nelfinavir Mesylate

Ontology: Nelfinavir (C0525005)

Definition (NCI) A synthetic antiviral agent that selectively binds to and inhibits human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) protease. Nelfinavir has activity against HIV 1 and 2.
Definition (CSP) HIV protease inhibitor.
Definition (MSH) A potent HIV protease inhibitor. It is used in combination with other antiviral drugs in the treatment of HIV in both adults and children.
Concepts Pharmacologic Substance (T121) , Organic Chemical (T109)
MSH D019888
SnomedCT 108706004, 373445001
LNC LP21313-9, MTHU013848
English Nelfinavir, Nelfinavir [Chemical/Ingredient], NFV, NELFINAVIR, nelfinavir, Nelfinavir (product), Nelfinavir (substance)
Swedish Nelfinavir
Czech nelfinavir
Finnish Nelfinaviiri
Russian NEL'FINAVIR, NELFINAVIR, НЕЛФИНАВИР, НЕЛЬФИНАВИР
Japanese ネルフィナビル
Polish Nelfinawir
Spanish nelfinavir (producto), nelfinavir (sustancia), nelfinavir, Nelfinavir
French Nelfinavir
German Nelfinavir
Italian Nelfinavir
Portuguese Nelfinavir