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Zocor Interaction With Norvir

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Brand name: Norvir Generic name: ritonavir, or RTV Class: Protease inhibitor (PI) Manufacturer: Abbott Laboratories, , (800) 222-6885 AWP: $314.99/month for 30 tablets;$1,728.24 for 240 mL oral solution (80 mg/mL) Standard Dose: Almost never used at its approved dose (a lead-in dosing, then six 100 mg tablets twice daily). Do not crush or chew tablets, always swallow whole. Norvir is primarily used as a boosting...
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Norvir + drug interactions = ER visit

Hello. I was hoping someone could help me. I started treatment with truvada/prezista/norvir in July. Until recently it has been going well. A few weeks ago I had an unrelated surgery in the same hospital and the resident and doctor treating me for...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

North Shore University Hospital
Dear Andrew,I am sorry to hear about what happened to you. I hope you are feeling better by now.Morphine and oxycodone are both opiates and can slow down bowel function and make a person very constipated. This is true with or without HIV meds,... Read more »

Norvir/Grapefruit Interactions

I was reading that there is a potential harmful food drug interaction for people taking Norvir. Neither my Dr, nor pharmacist mentioned this. I do take norvir and consume grapefruits and grapefruit juice almost daily. I have not noticed any negative...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your question.Grapefruit juice (in extremes) can cause alterations in some drug levels, particularly in some medications metabolized by the liver. Because ritonavir (Norvir) and other protease inhibitors are metabolized by the same... Read more »

Norvir/Grapefruit Interactions

I was reading on line at AIDS MEDS.COM that there is a potential harmful food drug interaction for people taking Norvir. Neither my Dr, nor pharmacist mentioned this. I do take norvir and consume grapefruits and grapefruit juice almost daily. I...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
Grapefruit can increase your blood levels of medications (Norvir also does that, as you know). You may have a lot more side effects because of higher medication blood levels. I would try to avoid it. It is a great fruit with lots of antioxidants.... Read more »

Truvada or Norvir have an interaction with the spice curry?

Hello, I have a situation perplexing me. For an unknown reason, I get extremely dizzy headed, upset cramping stomach and then vomiting. After vomiting, the dizziness, upset stomach go away and I am fine. We think we are narrowing it down to a spicy...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Good question. Tumeric and curry can contain some strong substances that may include compounds with protease inhibitor like activity. Interestingly, peanuts also may contain substances with protease inhibitor like activity. though I have seen no... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

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 »