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How Long Does Norvir Stay In Your Body

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Test Positive Aware Network


... Common Name: ritonavir Brand Name: Norvir Class: HIV protease inhibitor (PI) Standard dose: New 100 mg tablets that don't require refrigeration became available as PA went to press (photo not available); must be taken with a meal. Almost never used at its approved
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Why only Norvir for boosting?

I am curious as to why Norvir is the only drug used for "boosting"? Many people simply cannot tolerate Norvir and others refuse to take it because of Abbott's price gouging of the drug. Are there any other older P.I.'s being studied for their...
Edwin DeJesus, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Edwin DeJesus, M.D., F.A.C.P.

...inhibitors because it is a very strong inhibitor of some enzymes in the cytochrome P540, a complex enzyme system with in the body (mainly in the liver and guts) that we all use to metabolize some drugs. There are many other medications that can... Read more »

Is Epzicom, Norvir, or Reyataz associated with facial and body wasting?

Can some one answer this question for me please:Do any of these three cause, or are associated to Facail and Body wasting ?? : REYATAZ 150mg, NORVIR 100mg, EPZICOM 600mg, I have been on this combonation for the past 4 years .I have had Fat Loss in...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...The Trizivir that you were on previously may have been the culprit and your current regimen is less likely to cause problems. Norvir and Reyataz are protease inhibitors and are less likely to produce lipoatrophy, but are associated with... Read more »

Irregular schedule: help

I have to start a regimen soon and was offered only PI based therapy (Kaletra+Truvada or Boosted Reyataz+Truvada). The problem is I regularly work day shifts and night shifts and my doctor is concerned with Atripla because of the Sustiva component....
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill was expected. Certainly, there remain concerns about more diarrhea and nausea with any regimen that contains ritonavir (Norvir), as Kaletra does. As far as body shape, Kaletra looked better and lipids were not that different (slightly higher... Read more »

Norvir side effects residing

Hi, i was diagnosed HIV + in june of this year and my viral load was quite high, arround 350,000 and Tcells below 40. I started treatment By end of July. After 3 months of meds, my Viral Load has gone down to <400 and tcells gone up to 170. The...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...In my experience if your ritonavir (Norvir) related side effects have diminished that does not reflect a loss of effectiveness but simply an adaptation by your body to Read more »
The Well Project


...breaking them down. But enzymes are also affected by drugs. This has proven to be very useful in HIV therapy. Here's an example: Norvir (ritonavir) is a protease inhibitor (PI) that makes the enzymes work slower. This keeps other drugs in the... Read more »

An Overview of Norvir (Ritonavir)

... rit-ON-uh-veer --> Brand Name: Norvir Other Name(s): RTV Drug Class: Protease Inhibitors Ritonavir, also known as Norvir, is a type of medicine called a protease Read more »
The Well Project

Drug Interactions and HIV/AIDS

...Increases the length of time other drugs stay in the bloodstream This can be useful in HIV therapy. Here's an example: Norvir (ritonavir) is a protease inhibitor (PI) that makes the liverenzymes work slower. This keeps some other drugs in... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part III: Treatments for Metabolic Changes

...Selzentry (maraviroc). Reyataz (atazanavir) and Prezista (darunavir) are also less likely to increase lipids, but both are used with Norvir (ritonavir), and Norvir does increase lipids. If you have high glucose levels, your health care provider... Read more »
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Isentress & Side Effects

Posted by design36, 3 Replies
...effects and seem to be ones for a lot of people. Does anyone have experience with this drug? Did the side effects get better? How long (knowing that everyone's body is different) before getting better? ANY info will help...I am very depressed... Read more »

So when they say you should be on medication....

Posted by Izabella, 2 Replies
...want to change what was working. He was adamant that I needed to. So we compromised. I would switch. I would not take the Norvir, but I would up my dose of Reyataz from the normal 300 mg to 400 mg to compensate. On my next visit, I didn't... Read more »

Working Out

Posted by dreamdzign, 7 Replies
...meds, T-Cell count is over 1,100 and VL is undetectable, but I am ALWAYS tired. A couple years ago I found out my body was no longer producing testosterone. Another side effect of long-term HIV infection, doesn't happen to everyone, but... there... Read more »

Reyataz/Norvir/Truvada/Epzicom...morning or night?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I'm starting in a study, and I just got my meds today. I'll be on Reyataz boosted with Norvir, and either Epzicom or Truvada (I won't know which). Does anyone know if there are any advantages to taking these meds in the Read more »