Norvir is an effective medication to treat HIV and AIDS infection. It has an active component Ritonavir that belongs to a class of drugs known as protease inhibitors. AbbVie Inc., one of the fastest-growing pharmaceutical companies in the pharmaceutical industry. It is made available in a conventional tablet form in a dosage of 100 mg.
Manufacturer: AbbVie Inc Pharmaceuticals
Active Ingredient: This medicine contains Ritonavir, which is an antiretroviral protease inhibitor that is used in combination with other protease inhibitors in the prevention of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). This active component causes transient and usually asymptomatic elevations in serum aminotransferase levels. In HBV or HCV coinfected people, highly active antiretroviral of this drug may result in an exacerbation of the underlying chronic hepatitis B or C.
It is a peptidomimetic agent, which inhibits both HIV-1 and HIV-2 proteases that is inhibited by serum proteins but boosts the effect of other HIV proteases by blocking their degradation by cytochrome P450.
Indications: This medication is indicated with other HIV drugs to help control HIV infection. Norvir helps to reduce the amount of HIV in the body so the immune system can work better. It also decreases the risk of getting HIV complications like new infections, cancer and improves the quality of life.
This protease inhibitor drug increases the levels of other protease inhibitors that help these medications work better.
Action Mechanism: Ritonavir composed drug is a member of a group or class of drugs called protease inhibitors. Norvir interferes with an enzyme called protease, which is used by HIV-infected cells to make new viruses. Since this drug inhibits or reduces the activity of this enzyme, this drug causes HIV-infected cells to produce fewer viruses.
Dosages: This HIV controlling medicine is available for oral consumption in a dosage as given below:
- 100 mg: It is to be taken orally 1 or 2 times a day with a meal as directed by the doctor
Note: This medication will not prevent transmission of HIV to other people. Avoid having unprotected sex or sharing razors or toothbrushes.