Fortovase, a "stronger" version of the HIV protease inhibitor Invirase (saquinavir)

    Roche is now marketing Fortovase, a "stronger" version of the HIV protease inhibitor Invirase (saquinavir).

    Both Fortovase and Invirase contain 200 mg of saquinavir...but Fortovase comes as a soft gel capsule to improve absorption.

    Fortovase is also given in a higher dose. Patients take Fortovase 1200 mg TID (18 caps/day)...TWICE the dose of Invirase.

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