Combined with other HIV prescription drugs, Norvir is confirmed to be effective in treating HIV. With its classification for people, regardless of age, this medicine is already accessible with a prescription from your doctor. Norvir is the brand name of Ritonavir and is also available under the name Ritomune.
How does Norvir work?
Norvir works by limiting HIV of its infective functions. It is a protease inhibitor, which means that it has the function of blocking HIV protease, thus, stopping the virus from making more copies of itself. To maximize the effectiveness of this medication, it is recommended it be taken with other ART medications. Doing so will enable patients a chance to live a longer, quality life.
Mirroring other HIV medicines, Norvir’s dosage also follows these factors:
HIV individuals’ accurate age and weight
Existing medical concerns aside from HIV infection
Existing medications that he/she is taking
600 mg tablets
Medication varies for children. However, the dosage must not exceed 600 mg of Norvir.
How to take it?
Ingesting it with water and with food is highly recommended. Additionally, what’s more important is taking note of the instructions that your doctor has provided. Avoid breaking (chewing) the drug, which means that it must be swallowed as a whole tablet. Following the advice of healthcare specialists in taking this drug is highly suggested. Doing this will help you in your journey towards fast recovery.
Ritonavir Side Effects
Listed below are the unwanted reactions or adverse effects of taking this medicine. Always note the kind of effect you are experiencing and report it to your medical specialist at once.
Mild Side Effects:
Severe Side Effects:
Swelling of the face, lips or tongue
Dizziness or fainting
Muscle ache or joint pain
Blisters or skin lesions
Pain or tenderness of the abdomen
Loss of appetite
Severe stomach pain
Store Norvir at room temperature, away from moisture and excessive heat. Keep away from children and pets. Do not take expired medications, and dispose of them immediately. Taking expired drugs can cause health complications.