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Norvir Needs to be Kept in Refrigerator ??

May 4, 1998

Dear Experts,

I recently started taking Norvir/Retonavir and was told it must be kept refrigerated? I am planning on vacation soon and was wondering why this needs to be done?

Please let me know.Concerned in Maryland.

Response from Dr. Murphy

Dear Concerned in Maryland,

Ritonavir breaks down at room temperature and becomes inactive. This is obviously not good. Many patients travel around using a cool pack of some sort. It is doable, albeit cumbersome.


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