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Dr. Francesca Torriani
126 doctors shared insights

Ritonavir (Overview)

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


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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
126 doctors shared insights

Ritonavir (Overview)

Ritonavir 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

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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

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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 The sites I have viewed are outdated.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 The sites I have viewed are outdated.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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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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How effective is Kaletra (lopinavir and ritonavir) for treating HIV?

How effective is Kaletra (lopinavir and ritonavir) for treating HIV?

Yes but not alone: Treats human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. HIV causes acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). This medicine does not cure HIV or AIDS, but combination of drugs may slow the progress of the disease. Must be used with 2 additional agents. Has diarrhea as a complication in almost every patient. ...Read more

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What are any other uses for kaletra (lopinavir and ritonavir) except for hiv?

None: Kaletra (lopinavir and ritonavir) is specifically designed to treat hiv, there are no other diseases for which it is known to be effective. ...Read more

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What are other uses for kaletra (lopinavir and ritonavir) besides treating hiv?

What are other uses for kaletra (lopinavir and ritonavir) besides treating hiv?

Not many other uses: Kaletra (lopinavir and ritonavir) is lopinavir/ritonavir, which are two protease inhibitors specifically targeted to the HIV virus. In some instances, a physician might prescribe Kaletra (lopinavir and ritonavir) for exposure PROPHYLAXIS (in combination with Combivir), which tries to PREVENT the patient from getting HIV if already exposed. Besides that, the medication has no other FDA approved uses. ...Read more

Dr. James Chapman
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Norvir (Definition)

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


Dr. James Krick
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Rtv (Definition)

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