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How Long Does Norvir Take To Work

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Norvir

Brand name: Norvir Generic name: ritonavir, or RTV Class: Protease inhibitor (PI) Manufacturer: Abbott Laboratories, www.norvir.com , (800) 222-6885 AWP: $314.99/month for 30 tablets;$1,728.24 for 240 mL oral solution (80 mg/mL) Standard Dose: Almost never used at its approved dose (a lead-in dosing, then six 100 mg tablets twice daily). Do not crush or chew tablets, always swallow whole. Norvir is primarily used as a boosting...
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Esophogeal ulcer. Taking Reyetaz, Norvir, Truvada.

Long term survivor here (Poz since the 1980s) taking Reyetaz, Norvir and Truvada. For some time I had a burning in my throat. EGD revealed an esophageal ulcer. Nearly every medicine available for esophageal ulcer conflicts with Reyetaz, and...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Have you been checked for H pylori infection? Usually when we decide to aggressively treat an ulcer with a proton pump inhibitor for a time we often switch atazanavir to another protease inhibitor (such as darunavir or fosamprenavir) that usually... Read more »

Norvir-related devastating cardiovascular & circulatory side-effects

As a 59-yo 17-yr long-term male AIDS patient survivor who is currently taking Tipranavir-Norvir, Fuzeon, and Truvada and recently reached an undetectable viral load with under 200 Tcells. Is there no decent adequate critical medical-scientific...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
There seem to be a small percentage of patients who cannot tolerate ritonavir for a variety of reasons. In those types of cases it is often hard to pin down if there is some type of genetic pre-disposition to a particular organ-related problem... Read more »

How long does Procrit take to work?

Shortly after starting HAART meds -- Norvir boosted Crixivan and Combivir. I'm also taking Dapsone for OI prevention -- my hemoglobin dropped from 14+ to 9. I started getting Procrit injections. After the first 6 weeks there was little...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Dear DBF,First off, your HIV specialist should try to determine the exact cause or causes of your anemia. Since you experienced a significant drop in your hemoglobin shortly after beginning your HAART meds, this would be a prime suspect. Combivir... Read more »

Switching to Lexiva/Telzir, Norvir and Truvada

Two years ago I've started taking Kaletra and Combivir. It works very fine for me, nearly without any side effects, my virus load is undetectable and my CD4-count raised from 150 up to 430. Unfortunately my cholesterol levels are relatively...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post and kind words.With the arrivals of atazanavir (Reyataz) and fosamprenavir (Lexiva, Telzir), we're seeing a resurgence in the use of first-line protease inhibitors.The proposed regimen of fosamprenavir/ritonavir with... Read more »
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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 »

Reyetaz, Norvir and Truvada

Posted by bscottmatt, 4 Replies
Hi all. I just wanted to say that I was on this combo for about five years before severe mental torture forced me to stop the meds. I was fine for the first couple years then a slow progression of a mental fog (I can't really even call it a sadness)... Read more »

Norvir-Truvada-Reyataz any1 on this combo

Posted by light001, 3 Replies
hello
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 now...is he correct are... Read more »

Does Norvir have to be refrigerated?

Posted by ScotCharles, 3 Replies
I'm travelling through Italy on holiday for the month of October and I have recently begun taking Norvir 100 mg once a day to boost my reyetaz levels. At home I keep the Norvir in the refrigerator to keep it from getting soft and sticking together... Read more »