Norvir Ritonavir and/or alternatives
Norvir 100mgManufacturer: Abbott Laboratories Ltd. Source Country : New Zealand
Shipped from : New Zealand
Norvir 100mgManufacturer: Abbott Laboratories Ltd. Source Country : Canada
Shipped from : Canada
Ritonavir 100mgGeneric Alternative to Norvir 100mg
Marketed as Ritomune in India Manufacturer: Cipla Source Country : India
Shipped from : India
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Description of Norvir
Norvir is the brand name for the antiretroviral drug ritonavir, and it belongs to the drug class known as protease inhibitors. This medication is known to prevent the cells of human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, from multiplying and spreading in the body. You can buy Norvir in the form of oral tablets. All tablets are available in the strength Norvir 100mg, along with other inactive ingredients like colloidal silicon dioxide, calcium phosphate, sodium stearyl fumarate, talc, titanium dioxide and polyethylene glycol. Norvir is also available as an oral solution with 600mg ritonavir for each 7.5ml cup.
Indications & Dosage of Norvir
Norvir is indicated for treating HIV infection. However, it must be noted that this medication does not completely cure HIV or AIDS. Your doctor would prescribe the duration and dosage of treatment with Norvir.
Norvir is best taken along with food to avoid any stomach problems. You must not break, crush or chew Norvir tablets; you should only swallow them whole. If you are taking the oral solution of Norvir, you must only use a special dosing cup to measure your dosage. You can ask your pharmacist for a suitable cup if you do not have one handy, but you should never use a normal tablespoon for measuring Norvir solution.
The oral solution of Norvir can be mixed along with a nutritional drink or chocolate milk, but the mixture must be consumed within an hour of preparation. You must shake the bottle of Norvir properly before you take a dose.
Norvir is usually prescribed along with other HIV/AIDS medications. If you have been prescribed a combination of drugs that include Norvir, you must take all of them according to the schedule given by your doctor. Never change the dosage of Norvir or any other drug in your schedule without taking to your doctor.
Norvir may be prescribed for the rest of your life, so you should regularly refill your prescription to avoid a situation where you run out of Norvir tablets or solution.
Side Effects & Interactions of Norvir
Norvir may cause severe side effects such as those given below:
- Extreme thirst, increasing urination
- Signs of new infection
- Easy bleeding or bruising
- Severe upper abdominal pain
Norvir may also cause mild side effects. Some of the most common ones are given below:
- Change in body fat
- Mood changes or headache
- Tingling or numbness in and around the mouth
- Diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, stomachache
Several drugs are known to interact adversely with Norvir. You must talk to your doctor about all medicines you take before and during treatment with Norvir. A few of these drugs are indicated below:
- ADHD medications
- Seizure medications
- Atovaquone or quinine
- Antifungal medications
- Blood pressure or heart problem medications
- Other HIV/AIDS medicines
- Diabetes or insulin medicines
- Erectile dysfunction medications
Warnings & Precautions of Norvir
Before you buy Norvir, you must inform your doctor if you suffer from high cholesterol levels, bleeding disorder, diabetes, liver problems, arrhythmias or any heart disease.