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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 »

Feeling "refrigerated" upon waking up?

Posted by BrokenWingedBird
This is another condition I have been suffering from for the last couple of years.

Every morning when I wake up, whether naturally (without the alarm-clock) or when the alarm pulls me out of sleep, I feel like "death". More accurately, I feel like I... Read more »

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 »

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 »
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Norvir not refrigerated

I went on a one week trip recently and was not able to refrigerate my Norvir I take to boost other medications. The temperature was over the recommended 77 degrees, possibly up to 90. Am I in a mess now? How long does it take for the medication...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Occasional temperature problems related to Norvir like you describe are generally no big deal in my experience. I wouldn't worry much about it other than letting your HIV specialist know about it. KH... Read more »

Norvir not refrigerated

Taking Norvir as a booster for 2 years and have not been refrigerating it, I've gotten ahead of myself on monthly deliveries of meds from a mail order pharmacy so when I take the capsules they are already a couple of months old and have been...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
Thanks for your question. we are discussing matters of potency. The best effects are obtained when drugs are most potent, they can be more reliable that way. Norvir can be kept out of the refrigerator and retain its potency as long as it is used... Read more »

Are reyataz and norvir still good if kept in refrigerator?

Both reyataz and norvir were accindently kept in the fridge for 2 weeks and it states that they should not be below 59 degree f. Are they still good or have they now gone bad?...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi and thanks for posting.In brief, yes. Your meds are ok.BY... Read more »

New Regimen refrigeration vs keeping out in the open

Dr, I'm starting a new treatment regimen from being treatment naive for 3 years (if you want my numbers, here they are cd4 440, abs percentage 19%, viral load >100000)of Reyataz 2:day, with a Norvir booster 1:day, and Truvada 1:day. Since I...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.Unless the inside of your home is triple digits, it would be fine to leave up to one month's worth of all your medications at room temperature. Dark or light doesn't matter, it's the temp. BY... Read more »
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Project Inform

New Heat-Stable Form of Norvir Approved

On February 10, 2010, the FDA approved a new heat-stable form of Norvir (ritonavir) 100mg tablets, which do not need to be refrigerated. The daily dose is 600mg taken twice a day. When used with other protease inhibitors, its dose should be reduced.... 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 the price yet again for both government and private... Read more »
Project Inform

Heat-Stable Formulation of Norvir Appears Likely

In a late-breaker 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... 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 Tablet package insert. Unlike the capsule formulation, Norvir tablets must be... Read more »