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Dr. John Landi
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Norvir (Overview)

Norvir is a protease inhibitor which is a kind of drug used for HIV (anti-viral agent, antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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Is norvir (ritonavir) a drug that has to be refrigerated all the time?

Used to be....: Norvir (generic name: ritonavir)- the drug is a protease inhibitor that is more commonly used to "boost" (i.e. Increase the level ) other protease inhibitors. Available in the past in its cap form, this drug had to be refrigerated. However, it was reformulated as a tablet, which doesn't require refrigeration. ...Read more

Dr. John Landi
6 doctors shared insights

Norvir (Overview)

Norvir is a protease inhibitor which is a kind of drug used for HIV (anti-viral agent, antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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I am on norvir (ritonavir) and I am looking at if it could cause side effects?

I am on norvir (ritonavir) and I am looking at if it could cause side effects?

Like what?: Side effects most commonly seen with Norvir (ritonavir) includes GI and neuro disturbances including nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, los of appetite, abdominal pain, taste changes, and numbness around the mouth, and fingers/toes. ...Read more

Dr. Tony Ho Dr. Ho
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I am takeing truvada, (emtricitabine and tenofovir) norvir, prezista, along with bactrim, is this a good combination for the treatment of hiv? And how long will it take to see resul

Dr. Tony Ho Dr. Ho
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I am takeing truvada, (emtricitabine and tenofovir) norvir, prezista, along with bactrim, is this a good combination for the treatment of hiv? And how long will it take to see resul

Yes: This is one of the standard regimens for treatment of hiv, as well as a prophylactic antibotic for pcp and toxoplasmosis. Your viral load should be decreasing almost immediately, and follow up viral loads should be dropping in a matter of weeks. ...Read more

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Is norvir (ritonavir) a drug that has to be refrigerated all the time?

Used to be....: Norvir (generic name: ritonavir)- the drug is a protease inhibitor that is more commonly used to "boost" (i.e. Increase the level ) other protease inhibitors. Available in the past in its cap form, this drug had to be refrigerated. However, it was reformulated as a tablet, which doesn't require refrigeration. ...Read more

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I need to renew my norvir (ritonavir) co-pay card, yet am having difficulty finding a new one online. Any suggestions? The sites I have viewed are outdated.

I need to renew my norvir (ritonavir) co-pay card, yet am having difficulty finding a new one online. Any suggestions? The sites I have viewed are outdated.

WWW.PPARX.ORG: I am not sure, but i found this statement from norvir's website (http://www.Norvir.Com/) "if you cannot afford your medication, contact: www.Pparx.Org or call the toll-free phone number (1-888-4ppa-now) (1-888-477-2669) for assistance." if that doesn't help i would suggest contacting a local social worker or financial assistance counselor who may have ways of getting updated information. ...Read more

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Can you take ginkgo biloba with norvir (ritonavir)?

Can you take ginkgo biloba with norvir (ritonavir)?

Ginko and normier: I would avoid ginkgo unless you need some way to spend your money and waste it. You have no idea how it is made, what they add to it and if it is harmful or helpful. It is a supplement. There are no quality controls on them. Some add arsenic, mercury and viagra to supplements. Beware. Don't bet your life on them. ...Read more

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I am on norvir (ritonavir) and I am looking at if it could cause side effects?

Like what?: Side effects most commonly seen with Norvir (ritonavir) includes GI and neuro disturbances including nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, los of appetite, abdominal pain, taste changes, and numbness around the mouth, and fingers/toes. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Norvir allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Norvir allergy?

Norvir allergy: Norvir is an antiviral medication used in the treatment of HIV infections. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: http://www.rxlist.com/norvir-side-effects-drug-center.htm ...Read more

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I am on lexiva truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) norvir, could cause side effects?

I am on lexiva truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) norvir, could cause side effects?

Sometimes: The regimen of norvir, lexiva, and truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) is usually well tolerated and does not cause side effects. However, everyone responds differently to medications. Sometimes this regimen may cause some gastrointestinal side effects (such as mild nausea or diarrhea) and cholesterol/triglyceride elevations related to the protease inhibitors. ...Read more

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I take norvir, truvada, (emtricitabine and tenofovir) and prezista at night, can I take my omiprazole with them or take it in am? I'm on it for gerd.

I take norvir, truvada, (emtricitabine and tenofovir) and prezista at night, can I take my omiprazole with them or take it in am? I'm on it for gerd.

Separate: Great question. In reality science does not support taking any strong ppi antacid with these HIV medications, but, many patients do anyway. In my practice i just ask that they take them at separate times of the day. I like that you are willing to divide this by twelve hours. ...Read more

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I have been HIV positive for six years and i find it hard to get the results i want in the gym. Should i try anabolics. I take truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) prezista norvir?

I have been HIV positive for six years and i find it hard to get the results i want in the gym. Should i try anabolics. I take truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) prezista norvir?

Hard gainer: Trying anabolic steroids is your business in today's world, though it may be illegal and cheating. I've been around gyms for decades and most guys who try them regret it. You may do something you regret for the rest of your life, and who wants tiny testicles? Use creatine & a protein supplement first, and remember most people admire definition over bulk. Photo Guy is HIV+. ...Read more

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I am takeing truvada, (emtricitabine and tenofovir) norvir, prezista, along with bactrim, is this a good combination for the treatment of hiv? And how long will it take to see resul

Dr. Tony Ho Dr. Ho
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Yes: This is one of the standard regimens for treatment of hiv, as well as a prophylactic antibotic for pcp and toxoplasmosis. Your viral load should be decreasing almost immediately, and follow up viral loads should be dropping in a matter of weeks. ...Read more

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What is ritonavir?

What is ritonavir?

Ritonavir: An anti-hiv drug that is used in combination with others, never alone. It is a HIV protease inhibitor. ...Read more

Dr. Francesca Torriani
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Ritonavir (Definition)

Ritonavir is a protease inhibitor which is a kind of drug used for HIV (anti-viral ...Read more