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HCV and Ritonavir
Oct 31, 1996

Hello Dr. Gallant Can Ritonavir be harmful to the liver when i have HIV and a chronic Hepatitis C with no elevated liver enzymes ? Thank you.

Response from Dr. Gallant

Ritonavir can cause elevated liver enzymes. So can hepatitis C. When you have hepatitis C and take ritonavir, elevations in liver enzymes can be confusing, because it's hard to know which is the cause. But as long as your liver function tests are monitored, there should be no danger to you in taking ritonavir.

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