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Protease inhibitors

What are Protease inhibitors?

Protease inhibitors are synthetic drugs that inhibit the action of HIV-1 protease, an enzyme that cleaves two precursor proteins into smaller fragments. These fragments are needed for viral growth, infectivity and replication. Protease inhibitors bind to the active site of the protease enzyme and prevent the maturation of the newly produced virions so that they remain non-infectious.

Protease inhibitors are used in the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV infection) and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS).

List of Protease inhibitors

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Drug Name Avg. Rating Reviews
Generic name: telaprevir
7 reviews
Reyataz (Pro)
Generic name: atazanavir
4 reviews
Prezista (Pro)
Generic name: darunavir
4 reviews
Olysio (Pro)
Generic name: simeprevir
4 reviews
Kaletra (Pro)
Generic name: lopinavir / ritonavir
4 reviews
Victrelis (Pro)
Generic name: boceprevir
3 reviews
Norvir (Pro)
Generic name: ritonavir
3 reviews
Crixivan (Pro)
Generic name: indinavir
1 review
Viracept (Pro)
Generic name: nelfinavir
No reviews
Lexiva (Pro)
Generic name: fosamprenavir
No reviews
Invirase (Pro)
Generic name: saquinavir
No reviews
Aptivus (Pro)
Generic name: tipranavir
No reviews
For ratings, users were asked how effective they found the medicine while considering positive/adverse effects and ease of use (1 = not effective, 10 = most effective).

See also

Medical conditions associated with protease inhibitors:

Further information

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