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Ritonavir Boosting

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Ritonavir (Norvir)

... What Is Ritonavir? Who Should Take It? What About Drug Resistance? How Is It Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does It React With Other Drugs? What Is Ritonavir? Ritonavir is a drug used as part of antiretroviral therapy (ART).
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Other uses of Ritonavir besides HIV ?!?!?

I'm a 24yo gay male who has been dating a guy now for several months. Let's call him Jim for now :-)Earlier today I found a prescription bottle of the drug RITONAVIR at his house (100mg, one a day). I'm a recent Molecular Cell biology graduate and...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Hello,Unless I'm missing something, ritonavir (Norvir) is only used for the treatment of HIV. The medication is largely used as a pharmacologic booster for other HIV medications 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 »

Trouble digesting ritonavir

For about 9 months now, I have been on a cocktail of Epzicom (abacavir and lamivudine), with Atazanvir boosted by ritonavir...I have noticed on occasion what appears to be the whole ritonavir gel capsule in my stool after a bowel movement. After...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
I think that sometimes the Norvir capsule may be intact in the stool but the internal medication has actually been absorbed. As long as your numbers are good and viral load undetectable I would not worry about it and would not bother puncturing the... Read more »


Hello, I am currently a pharmacy student and I have a question about ritonavir. Due to manufacturers increase price on ritonavir, is there another HIV med or upcoming HIV med that you may know which can potentially take the place of ritonavir as a...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...A multi-million $$ question--alas-no drug is on the immediate horizon to my knowledge that would function like ritonavir in boosted regimens. KH Read more »
The Body PRO

Ritonavir-Boosted Tipranavir Update at CROI 2005

...resistant to all currently available PIs. In order to be effective, tipranavir, like several other PIs, requires boosting with ritonavir (RTV, Norvir). Previous Studies There were 2 pivotal phase III companion trials to determine the potential... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

AIDS Therapy: Ritonavir-Boosted Reyataz Demonstrates Comparable Viral Load Reduction to Kaletra

...July, demonstrated that a treatment regimen combining the new drug Reyataz (Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.), boosted with low-dose ritonavir, provided antiviral effect comparable to a standard-of-care protease inhibitor regimen containing the... Read more »
The Body PRO

"Mono"-Therapy for HIV Infection Using Ritonavir-Boosted Indinavir

... Pilot Study: Ritonavir Boosted Indinavir Treatment as a Simplified Maintenance "Mono"-Therapy for HIV Infection (Poster 589) Authored by M. Hupfer, Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

New Dosing Regimen for Ritonavir-Boosted Atazanavir in Treatment-Experienced Patients; Revisions Made to Packaging Insert

...Reyataz. In antiretroviral-experienced patients the recommended dose is Reyataz 300 mg (two 150 mg capsules) once daily plus ritonavir 100 mg once daily taken with food. For antiretroviral-naive patients the recommended dose remains as Reyataz... 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 »

Meds - How long to adjust?

Posted by calguy2009, 2 Replies
Hi, newly infected and over 50. I found out in May and started meds 5 weeks ago. Had to stop Atripla after 3 weeks - a night mare. Now on Epzicom and Viramune for 2 weeks and will start 2x dosing Viramune tonight. Question - I have long bouts of... Read more »