Positively Aware Norvir

Norvir

ritonavir (RTV)

Used only only as a booster for other drugs; recommended as component of initial regimen in certain clinical situations
Booster

Standard Dose

Used as a boosting agent for other protease inhibitors (increases the levels of other PIs), at smaller doses of 100 to 200 mg, taken either once or twice a day with the PI and a meal.

Take missed dose as soon as possible (at the same time as the other PI prescribed) unless it’s closer to the time of your next dose. Do not double up on your next dose. Do not crush or chew tablets or capsules; always swallow whole.

Approved for children older than one month with dosing based on body surface area; the use in children depends on the co-administered PI. Capsule formulation requires refrigeration, but tablet does not. Liquid formulation available (80 mg/mL) in peppermint and caramel flavor, but is not very palatable. The taste of the liquid can be improved by mixing with chocolate milk, peanut butter, Ensure, or Advera within one hour of dosing. Liquid formula should not be taken by pregnant women, as it contains 43% alcohol. Norvir oral powder available in 100 mg packets, is free of alcohol and propylene glycol (both of which are found in the liquid formula), and thus safer for pediatric use.

 See package insert for more complete information on potential side effects and interactions.

Manufacturer

Abbvie
norvir.com
(800) 633-9110

AWP

100 mg, 30 tablets: $308.60/month
generic: $277.74/month

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