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Protease Inhibitor Ritonavir

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An Overview of Norvir (Ritonavir)

... rit-ON-uh-veer --> Brand Name: Norvir Other Name(s): RTV Drug Class: Protease Inhibitors Ritonavir, also known as Norvir, is a type of medicine called a protease inhibitor (PI). PIs act by blocking protease, a protein that HIV needs to make more copies of itself. HIV/AIDS-Related Uses Ritonavir was approved
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Is this ok

I am on lexcise novir epizocon and now they have put me on Desipramine i am worred about some of the side effects of the Desipramine since one thing said that it can cause sudden death i would like to know your toughts on this thank you for your...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Caution is urged when using desipramine with protease inhibitors such as ritonavir (Norvir) since the levels of desipramine can go up with a higher rate of side effects. If used together (can Read more »


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... Read more »

Viagra + Saquinovir

Hi, I'm on Saquinovir (a PI) and can't perform as well as I used to be able to in bed. Is it safe to use Viagra?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Viagra levels are often increased with protease inhibitors particularly when ritonavir is used (most use of saquinavir is with ritonavir boosting). The Viagra dose needs to be started Read more »

viagra and meds

Is it dangerous for me to be taking viagra with my hiv meds?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Viagra may have a dangerous interaction with the protease inhibitors such as ritonavir or indinavir. The concern is that the protease inhibitors may prevent the liver from clearing the Viagra so Read more »
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Tipranavir/Ritonavir's Resistance Profile in Multiple-Protease-Inhibitor-Experienced Patients

... Tipranavir/Ritonavir (TPV/r) Demonstrates a Robust Resistance Profile in Multiple Protease Inhibitor-Experienced Patients: Correlation of Baseline-Genotype and Antiviral Activity in BI 1182.52 (Poster 812) Authored by K. Squires, Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Researchers Uncover Insulin Resistance Link

...problems seen in some patients. In mouse studies, researchers at WU's School of Medicine found that the first-generation protease inhibitor ritonavir appears to inhibit a key mechanism known as glucose transporter 4, a protein that transports... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Protease Inhibitors in Development

... Protease Inhibitors Protease Inhibitors in Development PIs No Longer in Development NOTE: Several fact sheets describe drugs that are Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Ritonavir (Norvir)

...part of antiretroviral therapy (ART). It is also called Norvir ® . It is manufactured by Abbott Laboratories. Ritonavir is a protease inhibitor. These drugs prevent the protease enzyme from working. HIV protease acts like a chemical scissor. It... Read more »
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Abbott pharmaceuticals price gouging protease inh

Posted by BabyPeanut professionals and community members alike, Abbott pharmaceuticals announced a price increase of almost 500% for its protease inhibitor ritonavir (Norvir). Norvir is widely being used as a pharmacokinetic "booster" for other protease... Read more »

Thanks for your support and any more advice?

Posted by motherinlaw, 3 Replies
I want to thank everyone for their support and help. I posted this in response to my own previous posting and felt it might have gotten lost in the shuffle and so am reposting. I have just spoken to my son again. He was finally able to convince... Read more »

Recreational drugs

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
i am going to be starting meds soon and i was wondering what treatments i should avoid. i occasionally do recreational drugs such as ecstasy, ghb, and special k. what kind of reactions can be deadly? i don't want to tell my doctor about my use of... Read more »

Prezista - New PI designed for Resistant Virus

Posted by Survivor, 2 Replies
...combination with related therapies to help treat patients who do not first improve with other treatment. The drug, Prezista, is a protease inhibitor designed to treat resistant strains of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. The approval marks the... Read more »