Generic Norvir Cost
Active ingredient: Ritonavir
Manufacturer : Cipla
Product Code: PR10904
What is Ritonavir (Generic Norvir)?
The generic name of ritonavir has been norvir. It is an antiviral medicine that inhibits the human immune deficiency virus (HIV) cells from spreading and multiplying in the body. Norvir is used to treat HIV that causes AIDS.
Classification and mechanism of action
Ritonavir is an oral medication that is used for treating HIV. It belongs to a drug class called protease inhibitors. HIV multiplies within the cells of the body. The virus is released from the HIV cells and spreads to the healthy cells. This is how it infects the other cells in the body and continues to grow. The virus produces proteins. Some proteins are proteins from the virus. They are called structural proteins. Other proteins manufacture DNA and other components of the new virus. Protease forms new structural proteins and enzymes. Ritonavir blocks the protease activity to form defective viruses in the body’s cells.
Looking after the drug
If the ritonavir capsules are not used within the 30days, place them in a refrigerator at the temperatures between 2 C to 8 C. Capsules that are intended to be used within the 30 days do not have to be stored in a refrigerator. They are stored at less than 25 C.
The oral solution of ritonavir must be kept at a room temperature of 20 C to 25 C.
How to take the medication
Take norvir with meals only. If it’s possible, take the capsules and liquid with food. Do not break, chew or crush the tablet. Take the medicine by swallowing it.
Shake the liquid solution before measuring a dose. It can be mixed with a nutrition drink or chocolate milk. Drink the mixture after 1 hour.
The recommended dose of ritonavir for adults is 600 mg. It should be given to the patient twice a day. Starting the dosage off with 300 mg and gradually increasing it reduces the side effects of the medication.
350 to 400 mg/m2 are recommended for children older than 1 month. It should be given twice a day. The treatment must start off with 250 mg/m2.
Consult a doctor in case of an overdose or call your local Poison Help line as soon as possible.
The missed dose must be taken as soon as you realize that you have skipped a dose but don’t take an extra dose to cover up the missed dose.
Warnings and Precautions
To make sure that norvir is safe for you, inform your doctor about the following:
- Liver disease
- Pancreas disorder
- Heart disease
- High cholesterol
- Bleeding disorder
Possible Side effects
Some of the possible side effects of this medicine are listed below;
- Feeling warm
- Redness of skin
- Weight loss
- Fruity mouth odor
- Increased thirst
- Increased urination
- Increased hunger
- Trouble sleeping
- Loss of strength
When the drug should not be used?
- Do not use the drug during pregnancy
- Do not take the medication if you are a nursing mother. Doctors are unclear about the secretion of ritonavir in the breast milk.
- Do not take the drug if you have a heart disease, liver disease, high cholesterol or pancreas disorder.
How long should I take the drug?
Your doctor will determine the duration of this medication.