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Who Takes Ritonavir

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HIV i-Base

Once-Daily 150-mg Maraviroc Explored in People Taking Atazanavir/Ritonavir

HIV-positive people taking standard-dose atazanavir/ritonavir plus 150 mg of maraviroc once-daily had lower maraviroc maximum concentrations (Cmax) and average concentrations (Cavg) than HIV-negative people taking 300 mg of maraviroc twice daily... Read more »

Bone Loss Similar Among Patients Taking Lopinavir/Ritonavir or Efavirenz; Race, Baseline CD4 May Play Role

There's nothing like hearing the results of studies directly from those who actually conducted the research. It is these women and men who are transforming HIV treatment and care. In this interview, you'll meet one of these impressive HIV... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

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). It is... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Ritonavir (Norvir) CYP3A4 and Testosterone/Nandrolone

From what I can tell Ritonavir (Norvir) inhibits CYP3A4 and Testosterone (and Nandrolone) are substrates. Does taking Ritonavir (Norvir) increase the AUC of Testosterone and Nandrolone and if so by how much? Thanks...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
I have not seen any data on this,but it is easy to measure testosterone levels, so that you can check how much testosterone is actually circulating and if the dose needs adjusting, it is easy to do. DTD... 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 can be confusing, because it's hard to know which is the cause. But as long as your liver function... Read more »

Food options with ritonavir

Dear Dr Gallant, It has been suggested that eating a fatty meal such as a fried egg with bread would enhance the absorption ofRitonavir. Another suggestion is to eat a "sandwich-sizes" meal. If I were to dothis at 0700 in the morning (the...
Joel Gallant, M.D.

Response from Joel Gallant, M.D.

Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine
Unlike saquinavir (Invirase), ritonavir (Norvir) does not require fat for absorption, but the fat can help to diminish some of the side effects. Personally, if I had to eat a fried egg and bread in order to take my medications, I'd have 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 »
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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
nauseous and weak. We would like to hear from people with
... 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 a story for
the journal... Read more »

Need Ritonavir

Posted by Anonymous
Dear Friends

I am a person living with HIV for 11 years now. Up until now I have not taken any medications apart from vitamin supplements. I have been in conflict with myself on whether to start HAART and after much sole searching have decided to... Read more »

Those taking, Raltegravir, Truvada & Atazanavir

Posted by sweetvanilla27, 1 Reply
I am wanting to hear from anyone who have experienced taking Raltegravir, Truvada & Atazanavir and how you have got on with the meds?

I first started taking meds in May this year I was put on Truvda and Sustiva first, and was taken off them due... Read more »