What if I miss a dose of nelfinavir?

Nelfinavir (Viracept) is a drug used to treat the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the virus responsible for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). It belongs to a class of drugs called protease inhibitors. Although it will not cure HIV, if taken consistently, as directed by your doctor, it can slow the spread of the virus in the body and reduce complications.

Nelfinavir must be taken every day according to your prescription. Try to take your medicines the same time every day or use a reminding device or alarm to help you remember. If you miss a dose of nelfinavir take it as soon as you remember. If it is very close to the time you are expected to take the next dose, skip the missed one and continue with your regular schedule. Don't take two doses at once. If you have missed a lot of doses, talk to your doctor or pharmacist about how to proceed.

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