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What Are The Dangers Of Norvir

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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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GHB Truvada Norvir & Reyataz

Unfortunately I take GHB a couple of times everyday to stay out of withdrawals. I was just switch from Truvada & Viramune to Truvada, Norvir & Reyataz.GHB can be dangerous with other CNS drugs or alcohol but what about my regimen?...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I am not aware of any formal study examining use of GHB (brand name Xyrem used for narcolepsy though widely used illicitly as a rave drug-also commonly use as a date rape drug) with protease inhibitors. If any reader knows of such a study please... Read more »

"Is it dangerous to take w/ HIV meds?" *URGENT*

I am taking- Intellance, Truvada, Reyataz, & Norvir & I am having a number of abdominal issues and I purchased an OTC colon detox and I was wondering if it will be dangerous to take. It is called Walgreen's Super Colon Detox & it...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello Dave and thanks for posting.Sorry, taking an over the counter colon detox is urgent? Maybe I'm missing something about your symptoms (if so, this should really be brought to your care provider's attention before taking any... Read more »

rayataz/norvir/truvada combo

I just started a new regimen: Rayataz, Norvir, Ziagen, Truvada. I have experienced strong headaques every afternoon ( I take all meds at once in the morning) my head feels as if I had taken 100mg of Viagra, my eyes get red, nose gets clogged. Is...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Norvir can cause strange neurologic/CNS effects. Ziagen can cause a serious hypersensitivity reaction with a number of strange side effects -if you have other symptoms you need to talk with your HIV doc. If you are taking any dose of Viagra or... Read more »

Prezista, Norvir and Truvada

Hello,I have had to quit Atripla because of a rash that the doctor didn't think worth treating through. I have discontinued Atripla and will only be starting my new regimen which will be Prezista (2x400mg), Norvir (100mg) and Truvada, all taken...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
Dear E.I am sorry that you had a bad reaction to your first combo, but glad that you will quickly get onto new meds.There is some risk about stopping the Atripla and having a gap before your new meds, but in this case it is minimal. The... 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 »