Viracept (nelfinavir) and Alcohol / Food Interactions
There is 1 alcohol/food/lifestyle interaction with Viracept (nelfinavir):
High Cholesterol (Hyperlipoproteinemia, Hypertriglyceridemia, Sitosterolemia)
Moderate Potential Hazard, High plausibility
PIs - hyperlipidemia
Hyperlipidemia have been observed in 10% of patients receiving ritonavir during clinical trials. Increases of 30% to 40% from baseline have been reported for total cholesterol and 200% to 300% or more for triglycerides. These effects have also been reported during postmarketing experience with other protease inhibitors (PIs) but may be the most dramatic with ritonavir. The clinical significance of these elevations is unclear. Severe hyperlipidemia is known to sometimes cause pancreatitis. In addition, some patients have reportedly developed symptomatic atherosclerosis and coronary artery disease after initiating PI treatment. Patients with preexisting hyperlipidemia may require closer monitoring during PI therapy, and adjustments made accordingly in their lipid-lowering regimen. PI therapy should be administered cautiously in patients with coronary artery disease or a history of ischemic heart disease.
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Viracept (nelfinavir) drug Interactions
There are 549 drug interactions with Viracept (nelfinavir)
Viracept (nelfinavir) disease Interactions
There are 5 disease interactions with Viracept (nelfinavir) which include:
Drug Interaction Classification
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