Know More About Norvir
Norvir is an HIV medication specifically designed to prevent HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) from replicating. This medicine is consumed together with other antiviral drugs to block AIDS from emerging.
Uses of Norvir
Norvir functions by inhibiting HIV from spreading its infectious purposes within the body. Since it is a protease inhibitor, it blocks the protein protease that HIV uses to replicate. A booster of an antiviral drug is necessary when taking this medicine. This is to ensure full efficiency in treating the infection.
Norvir Warnings and Precautions
Do not take this medicine unless your healthcare professional gives you approval. Should you have the following conditions, speak with your healthcare professional first to ensure safety while observing your Norvir treatment.
- Liver infection
- Heart problems
- Hemophilia (bleeding disorder)
- Allergy to Norvir and its ingredients
Norvir can make your birth control pills less effective. To avoid this, ask other options for birth control from your healthcare professional while on your treatment with Norvir.
Like other treatments for HIV, the dosage for Norvir also involves the following factors:
- Underlying medical conditions
- Other forms of medicine a patient is taking
Dosage for adults:
- 600 mg of Norvir and another ARV drug
- Consume daily
Dosage for children
- The dosage for pediatrics varies. However, the recommended dosage should not exceed 600mg.
Norvir Side Effects
Common Side Effects:
- Pain in the abdomen
Severe Side Effects:
- Difficulty breathing
- Swollen face
- Joint pain
- Skin itchiness
- Irregular heartbeat
- Jaundice (yellowing of the eyes and skin)
- Severe stomach pain