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How Much Does Norvir Cost

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Brand name: Norvir Generic name: ritonavir, or RTV Class: Protease inhibitor (PI) Manufacturer: Abbott Laboratories, , (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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time for Norvir lawsuit!

Dr. Young,You are most correct that the price hike of Norvir will unwillingly cost patients to have to look for other options that they can afford for the time being. What is more apprehensive for anyone in the positive community is the precedent...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Dale-thanks for your post and thoughts. I do think that this is time for community action and input. Do know that other pharmaceutical companies don't necessarily view the Norvir price increase as an opportunity to increase their prices--(I... Read more »

Crixivan/Norvir vs. Viramune/Combivir on a budget

I was recently diagnosed HIV+. VL around 35,000 CD4+ 350. I am thinking about treatment. My doctor wants me to start on Crixivan, Norvir, Videx EC, & Zerit. Here in Thailand, this will cost over 400 a month. Another option is locally made...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Given that viral load and the fact you are drug naive, viramune and combivir should be effective in achieving an undetectable viral load.MH... Read more »

Price increase of Norvir

I'm sure you are well aware of the price increase Abbott has announced for Norvir. What do you think the effect will be on HIV research? Some activist have stated that research relating to boosted PI regimens will decreased, since it will not...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Like many of my peers, I found the price increase shocking and offensive. I think that there are many potential ramifications of such unjustifiable price increases.Here's an excerpt from a letter that I wrote to Abbott today that summarizes my... Read more »

Truvada, Reyataz, Norvir and weight loss

I've been on this regimen for 3 weeks after being on Atripla for 30 days and rapid weight loss. I tested pos 7 mos ago. What could cost such a rapid weight loss, especially evident in the face and legs. These were not an issue before taking...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Neither of those two regimens have been linked to a general tendency to rapid weight or fat loss though there seem to be a small percentage of patients who may be genetically susceptible to fat effects of certain HIV drugs. I assume that you have... Read more »
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