Norvir

What is Norvir?

Ritonavir, with trade name Norvir (AbbVie, Inc.), is an antiretroviral drug from the protease inhibitor class used to treat HIV infection and AIDS.

Ritonavir is frequently prescribed with a highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART), not for its antiviral action, but as it inhibits the same host enzyme that metabolizes other protease inhibitors. This inhibition leads to higher plasma concentrations of these latter drugs, allowing the clinician to lower their dose and frequency and improving their clinical efficacy.

It is on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines, a list of the most important medication needed in a basic health system.

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I currently take Prezista, Norvir and Triumeq as my HIV combination pills.
My CD4 numbers have been very good and my Viral Load is undetectable....

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Follow the guidelines of your physician.

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Hi, I am taking the cocktail for HIV, Reyataz, Norvir and Trauvada.. I just had a drug screening at my Doctors. It is a random test the do in the...

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You are on wonderful combination of ART (Reyataz, Norvir and Truvada).
Many of my patients are doing well with this combination...

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Hi there. I am on HIV combination medication truvada, prezista and norvir? I work night duty but am finding it hard to sleep. I have bought kalms...

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Drug interaction can occur with other medications.

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