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AJN, American Journal of Nursing:
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000394288.47954.8c
Drug Watch

New Warning for HIV Drug Saquinavir

Aschenbrenner, Diane S. MS, APRN-BC

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Abstract

* Potentially dangerous electrocardiographic changes may occur when the HIV protease inhibitors saquinavir (Invirase) and ritonavir (Norvir) are taken together.

* Either a prolonged QT interval, which can lead to torsades de pointes, or a prolonged PR interval, which can lead to heart block, can occur.

© 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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