What Does It Do?
The medicine Norvir is composed of Ritonavir. This drug in the pill belongs to the class of antiretroviral medications known as protease inhibitors (PIs). The medicine Ritonavir is used in combination with other HIV medications for the treatment of infection which is caused due to condition like the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) for adults and children more than 2 years old. This particular condition of HIV is the virus that is highly responsible for acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). HIV infection destroys CD4 (T) cells that are highly important to the immune system. The immune system shall all help in fighting such infections.
The component Ritonavir in medicine does the job by blocking the action of protease, which is an enzyme that the virus might need to multiply. Norvir does not cure AIDS and does not prevent it from being spread to other humans. But it helps in slowing the further growth or reproduction of HIV condition when used in combination with other medications as prescribed. The medicine also helps in slowing down the destruction of the immune system. This action can help in delaying the development of problems that are all related to AIDS or HIV infection.
Ritonavir composed HIV controlling medicine is available for oral consumption in conventional tablet with dosage as mentioned below:
• 100 mg: Norvir is to be consumed orally approx. 1 or 2 times a day with a meal as directed by the doctor
Side Effects and Reactions:
Some of the side effects while consuming Norvir pill might include diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, heartburn, dizziness, tiredness, stomach pain, weakness, changes in taste, or tingling/numbness of mouth area. If any of these mentioned effects might persist or worsen, make sure that you inform the doctor or pharmacist as soon as possible.
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