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What Does Boosted With Norvir Mean

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Ritonavir (Norvir)

... 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). 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 cuts the raw material for HIV...
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Why only Norvir for boosting?

I am curious as to why Norvir is the only drug used for "boosting"? Many people simply cannot tolerate Norvir and others refuse to take it because of Abbott's price gouging of the drug. Are there any other older P.I.'s being studied for their...
Edwin DeJesus, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Edwin DeJesus, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Hi Joseph: Your question is something that has been haunting the HIV research community at all levels for over a decade. Ritonavir works for boosting other protease inhibitors because it is a very strong inhibitor of some enzymes in the cytochrome... Read more »

Stoppong norvir boosted Reyataz

Dr. Holodniy, in light of your information http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/Labs/Current/Q193836.html coupled with my ID Dr's suggestion, I am going to stop norivir boosted Reyataz. My questions are these: Is there any way to stop norvir...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
I would stop both at the same time and your liver will probably thank you. The reyataz is likely affecting one of the liver enzymes resulting in an increased bilirubin. This will go away when you stop. I think the "heart flutter" is unrelated, but... Read more »

Norvir/lipo

I'm currently on Viread, Ziagen, Reyataz and Norvir (100 mgs). I've taken both Videx and Zerit in the past (stopped taking both over 2 yrs ago) so I have had some lipo problems. Will the Norvir (100mgs) I'm currently taking continue accelerating the...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...The question you ask has no clear-cut answer. If we are dealing with lipoatrophy, the Norvir has little or no role. This is probably what you mean, as this is what is linked to the "d" drugs most often. For lipoaccumulation, Read more »

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 »
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Test Positive Aware Network

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 Read more »
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 »
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Heat-Stable Formulation of Norvir Appears Likely

...session at the International AIDS Conference, Abbott announced progress on their long-delayed heat stable form of their booster, Norvir (ritonavir). Now several years after their successful development of a heat stable form of Kaletra (lopinavir... 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 »
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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 »