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Ritonavir And Hiv

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Prospective, Randomized, Open-Label Trial of Efavirenz vs. Lopinavir/Ritonavir in HIV+ Treatment-Naive Subjects With CD4+ Less Than 200

Antiretroviral therapy based on efavirenz (EFV) is more effective than lopinavir/ritonavir (LPV/r)-based therapy among treatment-na├»ve patients with advanced disease, a new study found. The study enrolled 189 patients with CD4+ counts of less... Read more »
Merck & Co., Inc.

Important Drug Warning: Results of Pharmacokinetic Study in Healthy Volunteers Given Victrelis (Boceprevir) and Ritonavir-Boosted HIV Protease Inhibitors May Indicate Clinically Significant Drug Interactions for Patients Coinfected With Chronic Hepatitis C and HIV

Dear Health Care Professional, The purpose of this communication is to inform you of recent pharmacokinetic study results evaluating drug interactions between VICTRELIS, an oral chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) NS3/4A protease inhibitor, and... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Intranasal and Topical Corticosteroids and Risk of Cushing's Symptoms in HIV Patients on Ritonavir-Based Combinations

Although iatrogenic Cushing's syndrome has previously been reported as a complication from the drug-drug interaction between ritonavir and corticosteroids (we included two cases in HTB last year), two posters at BHIVA this year highlighted low... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Other uses of Ritonavir besides HIV ?!?!?

I'm a 24yo gay male who has been dating a guy now for several months. Let's call him Jim for now :-)Earlier today I found a prescription bottle of the drug RITONAVIR at his house (100mg, one a day). I'm a recent Molecular Cell...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello,Unless I'm missing something, ritonavir (Norvir) is only used for the treatment of HIV. The medication is largely used as a pharmacologic booster for other HIV medications (protease inhibitors). This same activity, in priniciple, could... Read more »

HCV and Ritonavir

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

Response from Joel Gallant, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
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... Read more »

ALTERNATIVE TO RITONAVIR

Hello, I am currently a pharmacy student and I have a question about ritonavir. Due to manufacturers increase price on ritonavir, is there another HIV med or upcoming HIV med that you may know which can potentially take the place of ritonavir as a...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
A multi-million $$ question--alas-no drug is on the immediate horizon to my knowledge that would function like ritonavir in boosted regimens. KH... Read more »

Interactions of Zolpidem w/ Ritonavir

I have HIV and am on Ritonavir. I had a TBI two yrs ago and have read that Stilnox (Zolpidem) could improve my motor function / speech (google 'Sleeping pill has different effects in brain damaged patients' for more info) but am reluctant...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
There is a potential drug interaction between protease inhibitors and the zolpidem (Ambien in US) potentially resulting in much higher zolpidem levels win greater likelihood of serious side effects. Often dose of zolpidem is lowered and situation is... Read more »
Connect With Others

Need Ritonavir

Posted by Anonymous
Dear Friends

I am a person living with HIV for 11 years now. Up until now I have not taken any medications apart from vitamin supplements. I have been in conflict with myself on whether to start HAART and after much sole searching have decided to... Read more »

ritonavir

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I'm looking to talk with people who are currently taking
ritonavir (Norvir) capsules and will be affected by the imminent
change to liquid ritonavir. I'm a reporter working on a story for
the journal... Read more »

ritonavir in liquid form

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
My partner just started taking ritonavir in the liquid form and it
tastes really bad. Furthermore, after taking it, he becomes very
nauseous and weak. We would like to hear from people with
... Read more »

I'm looking to talk with people

Posted by Anonymous
Hi. I'm looking to talk with people who are currently taking
ritonavir (Norvir) capsules and will be affected by the imminent
change to liquid ritonavir. I'm a reporter working on a story for
the journal of the International Association of... Read more »