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Who Takes Ritonavir

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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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Hepatitis or reaction to Ritonavir

What is causing me to have yellowing of the whites of my eyes and slight change in skin tone? I have also had headaches body aches and low grade fever with night sweats and chills and some mild stomach upset. My last labs in Feb show a CD-4 count of...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
If the yellow appearance is due to an increase in bilirubin levels (from either the atazanavir or some form of hepatitis) that should be simple to determine by blood tests and an examination. It would be unusual to have those symptoms due to... Read more »

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 »

Lack of Ritonavir

Dear Doctors, I'm going to try to explain in english since dr Natterstad is not in service until sep-10. I live in Mexico and frecuently we have lack of medicaments. Since we do not have Ritonavir, since yesterday I'm taking 2 pills daily instead 4,...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Hello and thank you for your post from Mexico.Since tipranavir (Aptivus) requires ritonavir (Norvir)to achieve effective drug levels, it would be better to stop all of your antiretroviral medications until all of your Read more »

HCV and Ritonavir

Hello Dr. Gallant Can Ritonavir be harmful to the liver when i have HIV and a chronic Hepatitis C with no elevated liverenzymes ? Thank you.
Joel Gallant, M.D.

Response from Joel Gallant, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
...Ritonavir can cause elevated liver enzymes. So can hepatitis C. When you have hepatitis C and take ritonavir, elevations in liver enzymes Read more »
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Bone Loss Similar Among Patients Taking Lopinavir/Ritonavir or Efavirenz; Race, Baseline CD4 May Play Role

...Silva : I'm Barbara da Silva, with Abbott [Laboratories], Medical Director. This study was designed as a Kaletra [lopinavir/ritonavir, LPV/r] simplification study, comparing Kaletra simplification versus efavirenz [EFV, Sustiva, Stocrin]... Read more »

Suggestions for Taking the Liquid Formulation of Ritonavir

...Since many pediatric and adult patients will now need to take the liquid formulation of ritonavir as a result of the impending shortage of ritonavir capsules, the AIDS Clinical Trials Group has compiled a list of administration Read more »

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... Read more »
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Ritonavir and Menstruation their menstrual cycle, including the flow and frequency of menstruation. A recent study suggests that women using the drug ritonavir (NorvirĀ®) as part of their anti-HIV combination therapy may be at a greater risk for anemia (a decrease in... Read more »
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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 »


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 »

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 »

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 »