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Brand name: Norvir

Norvir is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) ritonavir. On this page you will find out more about Norvir, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: ritonavir

Pack size information

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Information for medicine and pack size:
Norvir 100 mg film-coated tablet, 30

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

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What this medicine is 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).

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance White to off white ovaloid shaped tablets debossed with Abbott corporate logo and "NK" on one side

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Dosage Form Tablet, film coated
Route of administration Oral
Medicine schedule
30: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
60: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Bottle
Storage temperature Store below 30 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions No information available
Life time 2 Years
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 November 2017

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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