Norvir

(ritonavir)

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Treats HIV infection.

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Our bottom line

Norvir (ritonavir) increases the level of HIV medicines in your body.

Quick facts about Norvir
  • Drug class: Infection
  • Rx status:
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available
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Lowest price for 30 100mg tablets
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$272.03

Upsides

  • Safety and effectively boosts the amount of HIV medicine in your body
  • Single-pill combinations of Norvir (ritonavir) with other HIV medicines are available

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Downsides

  • Needs to be taken with an effective regimen to treat HIV.
  • Can affect the way your food and drinks taste.
  • Interferes with how many other medicines work.
  • Must be taken with food.

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Lowest price for 30 100mg tablets
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$272.03
How it works

Norvir (ritonavir) prevents the breakdown of other HIV medicines.

Quick facts about Norvir
  • Drug class: Infection
  • Rx status:
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Dosage forms

  • Pill
  • Liquid
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What to expect when you take Norvir (ritonavir) for HIV treatment

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Side effect rates for Norvir (ritonavir)

From 1755 clinical trials of Norvir when taken for hiv infection
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Nerve pain
  • Fatigue
  • Vomiting
  • Rash
  • Abdominal pain
  • Coughing
  • Dizziness
  • Unusual changes in taste

Risks and Warnings for Norvir (ritonavir)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Taking multiple medications

    Norvir (ritonavir) can interact with many medicines to cause serious or life-threatening side effects. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before starting or stopping medicines.

    This is a black box warning. The FDA requires this warning when there is a significant risk of serious or life-threatening effects that anyone taking the drug should consider.

Means that some groups have a high risk of experiencing this side effect

Common concerns from people taking Norvir (ritonavir)

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Interactions
  • Norvir (ritonavir) can interact with many medicines to cause serious or life-threatening side effects. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before starting or stopping medicines.
  • Can interact with a lot of medicines and supplements. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking any new medicines.
Alcohol
  • The liquid form of Norvir (ritonavir) contains alcohol.
Food
  • Must be taken with food.
Kidneys and liver
  • Norvir (ritonavir) can damage your liver. Your doctor will draw blood tests to check your liver regularly. Talk to your doctor if you notice yellowing of the skin, dark urine, or abdominal pain.
Weight
  • People taking medicines like Norvir (ritonavir) can experience a change in their metabolism. Changes may include increases in your blood sugar, cholesterol, fat or weight. Talk to your doctor if you have already have diabetes or high cholesterol.