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A protease-inhibiting drug given in the form of its mesylate, often with other drugs, to suppress the replication of HIV.

[nelfi-, of unknown origin + -navir, protease inhibitor suff. (from saquinavir).]
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Noun1.nelfinavir - a protease inhibitor (trade name Viracept) used in treating HIV usually in combination with other drugs
protease inhibitor, PI - an antiviral drug used against HIV; interrupts HIV replication by binding and blocking HIV protease; often used in combination with other drugs


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A study published in the journal BMJ Open Diabetes Research and Care identifies the specific drugs as stavudine or first-generation ARVs including nelfinavir or indinavir.
13 A combination of the two nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTI's), zidovudine (ZDV) and lamivudine (3TC), plus either the non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI) nevaripine or the protease inhibitor (PI) nelfinavir were initiated as per WHO criteria.
The PIs used were nelfinavir until 2007, saquinavir, fosamprenavir, lopinavir, atazanavir and, from 2009, darunavir.
12] The Paediatric European Network for Treatment of AIDS (PENTA) 5 study clearly showed that ABC plus 3TC combined with unboosted nelfinavir (NFV) performed better than ZDV plus 3TC or ZDV plus ABC with unboosted-NFV.
Eighteen women (50%) were using an Efavirenz (EFV) based regimen when they became pregnant and have been switched to the following ARVs in order to avoid teratogenic effects: lopinavir/ritonavir (LPV/r) in three cases, nevirapine (NVP) in eleven cases, and nelfinavir (NFV) in four cases.
Contract notice: Supply and Distribution of Nelfinavir for Clinical Trial.
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine researchers found that the drug nelfinavir successfully inhibited the growth of HER2-positive breast cancer cells both in the lab and in mice.
Among 96 patients--some with PI experience--treated with regimens including nelfinavir and efavirenz, those heterozygous for the rare allele (MDR1 3435 T/T) had significantly greater increases in absolute CD4 lymphocyte count over a 6-month period than did those with C/T or C/C genotypes.
Those with the strongest inhibitory effects were the asthma drug montelukast (Singulair), and the protease inhibitors nelfinavir (Viracept) and ritonavir (Norvir), which were associated with 90%-100% inhibition of 17P.
A generalized seizure following initiation of nelfinavir in a patient with human immunodeficiency virus type 1 infection, suspected due to interaction between nelfinavir and phenytoin.
The recently authorized standards are for: acyclovir, acyclovir topical cream, amlexanox, chloroquine oral solution, chloroquine phosphate, chloroquine sulfate, etoricoxib, nelfinavir mesylate, ormeloxifene hydrochloride and stibogluconate sodium.
Ante esta situacion, ademas de las medidas preventivas como la utilizacion del condon y la transfusion de sangre proviente de donadores sanos, se han realizado avances en el tratamiento de la enfermedad, gracias a la creacion de medicamentos antirtrovirales, como zidouvidna, didanosina, zalcibatina, estavudina, lamivudina, abacir, zialgen, nevirapina, delavirdina, efavirenz, indinavir, ritonavir, saquinavir y nelfinavir.