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What are the health risks of taking indinavir?

Indinavir can increase the risk of kidney stones, anemia, hepatitis and hyperglycemia (high blood sugar). It also can cause bleeding in those who have hemophilia. For these reasons, diabetics, people with hemophilia and people with kidney disease must weigh the risks and benefits of taking indinavir. If you do not take your prescribed doses as directed, there also is a risk that HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) may become resistant to the medications you are taking.

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