VIRACEPT- nelfinavir mesylate tablet, film coated 



VIRACEPT (VI-ra-cept)
(nelfinavir mesylate)

VIRACEPT (VI-ra-cept)
(nelfinavir mesylate)
Oral Powder

Important: VIRACEPT can interact with other medicines and cause serious side effects. It is important to know the medicines that should not be taken with VIRACEPT. See the section "Do not take VIRACEPT if you:"


VIRACEPT is a prescription HIV-1 medicine used with other HIV-1 medicines to treat human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1) infection. HIV-1 is the virus that causes Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS).

It is not known if VIRACEPT is safe and effective in children less than 2 years of age.

Do not take VIRACEPT if you:

Before taking VIRACEPT, tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you:

Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins and herbal supplements. Some medicines interact with VIRACEPT. Keep a list of your medicines to show your healthcare provider and pharmacist.

How should I take VIRACEPT?

How should VIRACEPT Oral Powder be prepared?

What are the possible side effects of VIRACEPT?

VIRACEPT can cause serious side effects, including:

The most common side effects of VIRACEPT in adults and adolescents (13 years of age and older) include:

The most common side effects of VIRACEPT in children (2 years of age to less than 13 years of age) include:

These are not all the possible side effects of VIRACEPT.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

How should I store VIRACEPT?

Keep VIRACEPT and all medicines out of the reach of children.

General information about the safe and effective use of VIRACEPT.

Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Patient Information leaflet. Do not use VIRACEPT for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give VIRACEPT to other people, even if they have the same symptoms that you have. It may harm them.

You can ask your pharmacist or healthcare provider for information about VIRACEPT that is written for health professionals.

What are the ingredients in VIRACEPT?

Active ingredient: nelfinavir mesylate

Tablet inactive ingredients: calcium silicate, crospovidone, magnesium stearate, hypromellose, and triacetin. In addition, the 250 mg tablet contains FD&C blue #2 powder and the 625 mg tablet contains colloidal silicon dioxide.

Oral powder inactive ingredients: microcrystalline cellulose, maltodextrin, dibasic potassium phosphate, crospovidone, hypromellose, aspartame, sucrose palmitate, and natural and artificial flavor.

Distributed by:
ViiV Healthcare Company
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709

VIRACEPT and Agouron are registered trademarks of Agouron Pharmaceuticals, LLC
For more information, call 1-800-438-1985.

Trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

This Patient Information has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Revised: 3/2021

Revised: 4/2021
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