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Norvir And Bloating

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Abdominal Bloating

I have been on meds since 1992. I am currently on Emtriva, Norvir, Reyatax and Saquinivir. I weigh 150 and I cannot get rid of love handles and bloated stomach, though I have lost weight from cardio. Any suggestions?Thank you.Doug...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Hard to say from your description whether you have increased internal (visceral) or external (subcutaneous fat). Diet, exerecise, hormone optimization (testosterone) helps a significant fraction. Studies of growth hormone or growth hormone... Read more »

Abdominal Bloating

I have been on meds since 1992. I am currently on Emtriva, Norvir, Reyatax and Saquinivir. I weigh... Read more »

Stomach bloating

Hi I was diagnosed in June, and began a regimen of Truvada, Lexiva and Norvir. My viral load is 60... Read more »
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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Gas and Bloating (Flatulence)

The smelly intestinal gas and abdominal bloating that any of the protease inhibitors can cause will usually disappear quickly once the offending drugs are discontinued. But these side effects often continue unabated for as long as the drugs are... Read more »
Fair Pricing Coalition

Tell Abbott That We Will Not Accept a High Price for Their New Norvir!

Hi: You may remember that in 2003 Abbott raised the price of Norvir 400%. Abbott has a new Norvir formulation known as Meltrex (which will not require refrigeration) and is threatening to raise the price yet again for both government and private... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

FDA Approves New Tablet Formulation of Norvir (Ritonavir)

On February 10, 2010, FDA approved Norvir (ritonavir) 100 mg Tablets. These tablets do not require refrigeration. Summarized below are highlights from the new Norvir Tablet package insert. Unlike the capsule formulation, Norvir tablets must be... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Important Label Update for Norvir (Ritonavir)

On November 23, 2009, FDA approved changes to the Norvir package insert (product label) to include drug-drug interaction information for concurrent ritonavir administration with: inhaled medicines such as salmeterol or salmeterol in combination... Read more »
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bloating and weight gain after meds

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
After starting meds within three months I gained 25lbs. and my stomach seemed to stay bloated and belching became uncontrolable. I was really worried for a while. I started taking anti-gas pills with every dose of medication and started watching my... Read more »

Norvir recall

Posted by Anonymous
The Norvir recall has me wondering, too......I was at 1000-3000
VL for a year on the stuff after being und for only 4 months on
Norvir/Saq. Then in April this year it zoomed to 76,000...down to
32,000 a month later and up in June to 62,000.... Read more »

Heat Stable Norvir

Posted by upst8man
Anyone know when heat stable norvir is coming out? It would help me and certainly many others in the world...thanks 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 »