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Risks Of 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 by the FDA
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Ritonavir and Dilaudid Intrathecal Pain Medication

Does Ritonavir (Norvir) reduce the pain control benefit of Dilaudid? I'm taking Norvir, Lexiva and Truvada. I have an intrathecal pain pump with Dilaudid for chronic lumbar pain with very little pain control benefit thus far at close to the...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
There is a potential for an idiosyncratic reaction between protease inhibitors and Dilaudid though most patients seem to do OK. Dilaudid is metabolized by liver using enzyme pathways that may cause increases risk for higher levels of dilaudid where... Read more »


My doctor gave me a prescription for Bupropion the other day and I am now concerned about drug interactions. I have found information on this site as well as others that indicates that Ritonavir coupled with Wellbutrin/Bupropion may in fact be...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...Ritonavir has a significant risk of interactions with some psychotropic drugs, like some benzodiazepines. However, there is no reason Read more »

Darunavir, Ritonavir and Augmentin

I have been prescribed Augmentin for the treatment of bronchitis. Can this be taken with Darunavir and Ritonavir?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Generally OK to take darunavir/ritonavir with Augmentin. KH Read more »

Ritonavir, 3TC, D4T combination ? Ritonavir and travels through time zones?

Hello Dr. Gallant and thank you for answering my question : I was for 4 month on3TC, AZT therapie after CD4 count drop to 480 /ml and RNA count 60,000. After 1 month of this therapy RNA was less then 100(undedectable). In the 4 th month, I had flu...
Joel Gallant, M.D.

Response from Joel Gallant, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
...Ritonavir, 3TC, and d4T is generally an effective regimen, though you were probably already resistant to 3TC when you started it. Nevertheless, Read more »
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The Next Generation of Boosters: Promising Data on Potential Alternatives to Ritonavir

...has been rapid metabolism and clearance from the bloodstream, requiring twice-daily or three-times-daily dosing. The use of ritonavir [RTV, Norvir] as a metabolic inhibitor of protease inhibitors caused a major advance in protease inhibitor-based... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ritonavir Can Reduce Kaposi's Sarcoma Risk

...Ritonavir may help prevent the development of Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) in HIV patients, suggests research published in Blood ("Antitumorigenic Read more »

An Overview of Kaletra (Lopinavir/Ritonavir)

...rit-ON-uh-veer Brand Name: Kaletra Other Name(s): Aluvia, LPV/RTV, LPV/r Drug Class: Protease Inhibitors Lopinavir/ritonavir, also known as Kaletra, is a type of medicine called a protease inhibitor (PI). PIs act by blocking... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Lopinavir + Ritonavir (Kaletra) a protease inhibitor. The amount of lopinavir in the blood stream stays much higher if it is taken with a small amount of ritonavir, another protease inhibitor. See Fact Sheet 442 for more information on ritonavir. Kaletra® is a... Read more »
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Need Ritonavir

Posted by Anonymous
...viral load has steadily increased to 780,000 and Cd4 count down to 32. After much consultation I have opted for the Saquinavir/Ritonavir cocktail and this is where I seek help. I have managed to source 10 months supply of Saquinavir and other... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I'm looking to talk with people who are currently taking ritonavir (Norvir) capsules and will be affected by the imminent change to liquid ritonavir. I'm a reporter working on Read more »

ritonavir in liquid form

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...My partner just started taking ritonavir in the liquid form and it tastes really bad. Furthermore, after taking it, he becomes very Read more »

Reyataz,Norvir, Kivexa [abacavir/3TC, Epzicom].

Posted by Mondo
...Is there anyone here at the forum taking the following cocktail? I'm taking Reyataz[atazanavir], Norvir [ritonavir] and Kivexa [abacavir/3TC, Epzicom]. I would be interested to know how you are going with it and any problems or side effects Read more »