Question

Dear Dr. I just got word from my son's dr. today that norvir is being discontinued. It has been used as a booster for his prezista and other PI's for years. Can you please give us information about this. Very worried Mom. Thank you.

Answer

Hello Worried Mom and thanks for posting.

Norvir (ritonavir) is not discontinued at all, though an alternative booster, cobicistat is now on the market and coformulated with darunavir (Prezista) in a product called Prezcobix.

I wonder if some of the nuance in the communication between your son's doctor had to do with these changes.

Be well, BY