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Brand name: Norvir TM

Active ingredients: ritonavir

What it is used for

Norvir (ritonavir) is indicated for use in combination with appropriate antiretriviral agents or as monotherapy if combination therapy is inappropriate, for the treatment of HIV-1 infection in adults and children aged 12 years and older. For persons with advanced HIV disease, the indication for ritonavir is based on the results for one study that showed a reduction in both mortality and AIDS defining clinical events for patients who received ritonavir. Median duration of follow-up in this study was 6 months. The clinical benefit from ritonavir for longer periods of treatment is unknown. For persons with less advanced disease, the indication is based on changes in surrogate markers in controlled trials of up to 16 weeks in duration ( see CLINICAL TRIALS).

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Oral
  • Store below 30 degrees Celsius
  • Shelf lifetime is 2 Years.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

White to off white ovaloid shaped tablets debossed with Abbott corporate logo and "NK" on one side

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Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Is this medicine subsidised?

This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on November 1, 2018. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient ritonavir

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

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Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website

Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

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