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Protease inhibitors and food: how to maximize absorption into the blood.

Authors
  • Maurice, J
  • Beesley, S
Type
Published Article
Journal
STEP perspective
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1997
Volume
9
Issue
2
Pages
11–12
Identifiers
PMID: 11364925
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Food plays a crucial role with protease inhibitors, affecting both the absorption and tolerableness of the drugs. Food guidelines are provided for Crixivan, saquinavir, ritonavir, and nelfinavir. Each protease inhibitor food guideline varies; there is no general diet to be used with protease inhibitors. How to take the drug, which meals are most effective in enhancing the drug's effectiveness, and what foods to avoid are detailed. Specific examples of recommended meals and snacks are included.

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