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What Does Norvir Do

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Norvir

... Common Name: ritonavir Brand Name: Norvir Class: HIV protease inhibitor (PI) Standard dose: New 100 mg tablets that don't require refrigeration became available as PA went to press (photo not available); must be taken with a meal. Almost never used at its approved
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LESS NORVIR, MORE REYATAZ? REDUCE NORVIR?

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 can't touch...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...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 than once per day. That is not to say it wouldn't work but there is no data or experience doing this and if... Read more »

THC testing and Norvir

Will Norvir lead to a false postive test for THC?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...I haven's seen any of my patients on Norvir (ritonavir) test positive for THC. I have seen that with efavirenz (Sustiva or Stocrine). KH Read more »

Reyataz & Truvada But No Norvir

My CD4 count is 185 and my viral load is 94000/ml. My doctor has prescribed me Reyataz and Truvada but not Norvir. I just read that all three are typically adminstered at the same time. Why would my physician not prescribe me Norvir? I am being...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...You are correct in that this regimen is usually administered with Norvir to enhance its potency and lessen the chance for development of resistance and there are studies which demonstrate this benefit. Read more »

Stopping Norvir

I was prescribed Epizcom, reyataz and Norvir but couldn't handle the constant spun feeling (Nausea). I stopped the Norvir, is that OK?
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Thanks for your post.It's ok to use Epzicom with unboosted (ie, no Norvir) Reyataz. However, the dose of the Reyataz should be increased from 300 mg to 400 mg once-daily.Be sure to let your doctor know Read more »
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AIDSinfo

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 Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Ritonavir (Norvir)

...With Other Drugs? What Is Ritonavir? Ritonavir is a drug used as 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... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

FDA Approves New Tablet Formulation of Norvir (Ritonavir)

... On February 10, 2010, FDA approved Norvir (ritonavir) 100 mg Tablets. These tablets do not require refrigeration. Summarized below are highlights from the new Norvir Read more »
Fair Pricing Coalition

Tell Abbott That We Will Not Accept a High Price for Their New Norvir!

... Hi: You may remember that in 2003 Abbott raised the price of Norvir 400%. Abbott has a new Norvir formulation known as Meltrex (which will not require refrigeration) and is threatening to raise Read more »
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Reyataz+Norvir+Truvada?

Posted by markman, 3 Replies
...500. I feel pretty good. But my doctor has gone ahead and prescribed me the meds. I had two choices: 1. Atripla or 2. Reyetaz+Norvir+Truvada.....I chose the latter.....can anyone already on this regimen comment on it? I am already a slim guy 5'11... Read more »

Itchy bumps on face--On Isentress,Prezista,Norvir

Posted by llee, 1 Reply
...Hi all, my doctor put me on a combo of Isentress,Prezista,Norvir in June. Soon after I started I got itchy bumps all over my face, and also on my neck and upper chest and upper arms. According 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 »

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 Read more »