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Norvir Side Effects

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Ritonavir (Norvir)

What Is Ritonavir? Ritonavir is a drug used as part of antiretroviral therapy (ART). It is also called Norvir ® . It is manufactured by Abbott Laboratories. Ritonavir is a protease inhibitor. These drugs prevent the protease enzyme from working. HIV protease acts like a chemical scissor. It cuts the raw material for HIV into specific pieces needed to build a new virus. Protease inhibitors "gum up" these scissors. Who Should Take It?...
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negative side effects of norvir - JB

how can i find more information about the negative side effects of taking norvir??? does it do harm to the liver?? can it make other drugs more powerful with taking norvir??please advisethanks for all your informationbruce...
John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Response from John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Duke University Medical Center
Bruce, Norvir is a powerful medication which can produce side effects. These side effects are usually dose-related, meaning they become more common at higher doses. Potential side effects can include nausea, diarrhea, tingling around your mouth,... Read more »

Norvir dosage and side effects combined with Reyataz and Truvada

My Dr. switched me from my initial first line therapy Isentress/Truvada due to some Isentress side effects to Norvir gel caps , Reyataz and Truvada which he instructed me to take one a day. When I search online the prescribing information for...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi and thanks for posting.When dosed with Reyataz, Norvir is dosed 100 mg, once daily. The regimen should be taken with food. BY... Read more »

Norvir Heat Stable tabs Bad side effects

I am 2 years on a once daily regime of Truvada/Prezista plus 100mg Norvir boost. Very succesfull with undetectable V/L and CD4 at 287.However since switching to the new heat stable Norvir (8 weeks in now) I have had severe brain fog, mental...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Holding the Norvir for several days would be OK in some circumstances in order to assess the Norvir side effect issue (continue other meds). Alternatively, depending if you have any history of drug resistance or intolerance, a switch off the... Read more »

Increased Side Effects From New Norvir Tab

I recently switched to new norvir tbs. I had some yellowing of the eyes with original norvir, but I now have noticed an increase in yellowing as well as darker urine. Has this been reported by others? Do I need to inform my doctor ASAP?...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi and thanks for posting.There typically aren't any significant differences in side effect profile between the capsule (old) and tablet (new) formulations of ritonavir (NORVIR). If you have new onset jaundice (yellow skin) or icterus (yellow... Read more »
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Posted by Jet, 2 Replies
Anybody have idea what are possible side effects of these 3 medications?I started taking them since couple of days ago and meennnn i have problems swallowing.At night my throat is in a mess,i cant swallow and swallowing becomes very difficult.
Are... Read more »

Norvir-Truvada-Reyataz any1 on this combo

Posted by light001, 3 Replies
Just went to a new DR said to go with this combo and i am wondering did it help anyone. i used to take Combivir and Crixivan and he said those are old meds no one takes them anymore there is so much better out there he correct are... Read more »

Med resistance on Norvir/Saquinivar..anyone else?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have been on Norvir/Saquinavir for 7 years. Starting to show resistance. Panicking a little, they worked for so long,
controlled side effects. Doctor wants to do labs more frequently for now but not switch, maybe add another drug.
Has anyone gone... Read more »


Posted by markman, 3 Replies
I have poz for about 4 years but have never been on meds. My cd4 has been in the 400s and last time was over 500. I feel pretty good. But my doctor has gone ahead and prescribed me the meds. I had two choices: 1. Atripla or 2.... Read more »