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Norvir And Steroid Interactions

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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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Steroid Cycle interaction with my meds

Hi,I am wondering if I can start a eight weeks cycle of anabolic steroid (Winstrol, Nandrolone and Trenbolone) with my meds. I am on Kaletra and Kivexa. I am 27 yo and My CD4 are 790 and my VL is undetectable. ...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
HIV related studies using nandrolone in the past saw no viral load increases when used at doses of 600 mg/week. We have no data on stanazonol (Winstrol) and Trenbolone. Trenbolone is not approved for human use in the United States. Winstrol can... Read more »

Steroid and HIV meds drug interaction

Dear Nelson, i am a fan writing from Hong Kong, I have read your book and after some research I have decided to start a twelve weeks cycle of anabolic steroid in order to gain some of the weight lost due to HIV. Here in HK HIV care and meds are free...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
DavidNo concerning interactions have been found with testosterone, nandrolone or oxandrolone. I am concerned about your low CD4 cells counts. I hope you get on treatment soon!Nelson... Read more »

Norvir + drug interactions = ER visit

Hello. I was hoping someone could help me. I started treatment with truvada/prezista/norvir in July. Until recently it has been going well. A few weeks ago I had an unrelated surgery in the same hospital and the resident and doctor treating me for...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Dear Andrew,I am sorry to hear about what happened to you. I hope you are feeling better by now.Morphine and oxycodone are both opiates and can slow down bowel function and make a person very constipated. This is true with or without HIV meds,... Read more »

Norvir/Grapefruit Interactions

I was reading that there is a potential harmful food drug interaction for people taking Norvir. Neither my Dr, nor pharmacist mentioned this. I do take norvir and consume grapefruits and grapefruit juice almost daily. I have not noticed any negative...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your question.Grapefruit juice (in extremes) can cause alterations in some drug levels, particularly in some medications metabolized by the liver. Because ritonavir (Norvir) and other protease inhibitors are metabolized by the same... Read more »
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steroid alternatives

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi, I've been HIV for a little over 10 years. I'm still in very good health with undetectable
viral load over the past year and a half. I'm interested in hearing from others if they've had
success with or can suggest... 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 »