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Norvir And Trazadone

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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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Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
Trazodone is an antidepressant that is metabolized by an enzyme called CYP450 3A4. This enzyme is inhibited by some protease inhibitors, especially ritonavir. This means that taking these 2 drugs together could result in higher than expected levels... Read more »

Paxil and Trazadone Effects on Liver (with Hep C + HIV)

Hello Doctor - I am a 49 year old HIV+, also Hepatitis C Positive male. Also unfortunately, an alcoholic. My doctor has prescribed Paxil (20 mg) and Trazadone for me. This combo definitely makes it possible for me NOT to drink alcohol, but...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
No not at all. That combination is a good one and unlike to harm the liver and much less likely than alcohol to harm the liver. Keep it up! DTD... Read more »

Citalopram & Trazadone and negative sexual side effects

I am a 50 year old male and have been HIV+ 2005. My viral load is undetectable and I take Atripla. My doctor says my testosterone levels are normal. I've been unemployed and job hunting since August 2009. Three months ago it all began to catch...
David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Response from David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

South Florida Center for Counseling and Therapy
Thanks for writing. It's ironic that both depression and anti-depressants can cause sexual side effects. Of the two drugs you are taking, trazadone (an antidepressant often used as a sleep aid) causes sexual side effects far less than... Read more »


I'm on meds since 2004, taking Norvir 100, truvada and 300mg reyataz- all ONCE a day.I'm doing great, CD4 at 480 and undetectable.I know that Norvir stays longer than 24 hrs in the system. I want to take it less, maybe 5 times a week.I...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
It is very important that you do not feel the need to make decisions on your own. This stuff (HIV treatment) is complicated and you do not want to do anything that might jeopardize your success.I believe that it would be risky to take norvir less... Read more »
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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 »

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 morning as opposed to the... Read more »