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Ritonavir 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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Side effects of Lopinavir/Ritonavir

Dear Dr HenryI am a practising HIV clinician in South Africa and am unsure as to how to attribute dyslipidaemia to solely the use of Lopinavir/Ritonavir or other causes. Is there a time frame when this drug can be excluded as a causative agent? How...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The effect of lopinavir/ritonavir is usually most profound on the triglycerides followed by cholesterol levels. Knowing the baseline lipid levels before starting a regimen and then the levels 1-3 months after starting usually is sufficient. If only... Read more »

treatment for side effects of tenofavir|+3TC and lopinavir with ritonavir

Dear dr.I was recently started 2nd line medication from indian govt.Started on 24/10/2010. i had severe side effects like nausea, vomiting,diarrohea because of lopinavir.here doctors stopped medication for 3 days and given the medication for...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Stomach side effects from lopinavir/ritonavir (Kaletra in US) are common particularly when starting meds. Often a variety of nausea or diarrhea meds need to be tried. Taking the meds with a meal and calcium supplements helps some patients. I would... Read more »

Ritonavir, 3TC, D4T combination ? Ritonavir and travels through time zones?

Hello Dr. Gallant and thank you for answering my question : I was for 4 month on3TC, AZT therapie after CD4 count drop to 480 /ml and RNA count 60,000. After 1 month of this therapy RNA was less then 100(undedectable). In the 4 th month, I had flu...
Joel Gallant, M.D.

Response from Joel Gallant, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
Ritonavir, 3TC, and d4T is generally an effective regimen, though you were probably already resistant to 3TC when you started it. Nevertheless, there is evidence that 3TC can still be beneficial even after you've developed resistance, because... Read more »

Ritonavir capsules vs. pills

I am on Truvada + Reyataz (atazanavir)+ one capsule of Ritonavir.My lab replace the refrigerated capsules of 100mg for pills of 100 mg.Should I expect side effects from this change or its the same as taking the capsule?TksMari...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello Mari,The tablet and capsule forms of ritonavir (Norvir) should be essentially the same, without any differences in side effects.Hope that helps, but let us know how the change goes for you.BY... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

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 »

Reyataz,Norvir, Kivexa [abacavir/3TC, Epzicom].

Posted by Mondo
Is there anyone here at the forum taking the following cocktail?
I'm taking Reyataz[atazanavir], Norvir [ritonavir] and Kivexa [abacavir/3TC, Epzicom]. I would be interested to know how you are going with it and any problems or side effects that you... Read more »