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Norvir Coupon - Norvir 100mg tablet
Norvir

Ritonavir

RITONAVIR is an antiretroviral medicine. It is used with other medicines to treat HIV. This medicine is not a cure for HIV. It will not stop the spread of HIV to others. Compare HIV protease inhibitors.
Norvir Coupon - Norvir 100mg tablet
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Norvir Side Effects

What should I watch for?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular check ups. Discuss any new symptoms with your doctor. You will need to have important blood work done while on this medicine.

HIV is spread to others through sexual or blood contact. Talk to your doctor about how to stop the spread of HIV.

Birth control pills may not work properly while you are taking this medicine. Talk to your doctor about using an extra method of birth control. Women who can still have children must use a reliable form of barrier contraception, like a condom or diaphragm.

This medicine may affect blood sugar levels. If you have diabetes, check with your doctor or health care professional before you change your diet or the dose of your diabetic medicine.

Some products may contain alcohol. Ask your pharmacist or healthcare provider if this medicine contains alcohol. Be sure to tell all healthcare providers you are taking this medicine. Certain medicines, like metronidazole and disulfiram, can cause an unpleasant reaction when taken with alcohol. The reaction includes flushing, headache, nausea, vomiting, sweating, and increased thirst. The reaction can last from 30 minutes to several hours.

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Common and Rare Side Effects

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

Less common

Fainting

feeling faint, dizzy, or lightheaded

feeling of warmth or heat

flushing or redness of the skin, especially on the face and neck

headache

sweating

Rare

Confusion

dehydration

dry or itchy skin

fruity mouth odor

increased hunger

increased thirst

increased urination

nausea

vomiting

weight loss

Incidence not known

Bloating

chills

constipation

convulsions

cough

darkened urine

decreased urination

difficulty with breathing

dry mouth

fast heartbeat

fever

hives or welts, itching, or skin rash

increase in heart rate

indigestion

large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs

loss of appetite

loss of bladder control

muscle spasm or jerking of all extremities

noisy breathing

pains in the stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back

rapid breathing

redness of the skin

sudden loss of consciousness

sunken eyes

thirst

tightness in the chest

unusual tiredness or weakness

wrinkled skin

yellow eyes or skin

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common

Acid or sour stomach

belching

burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, "pins and needles", or tingling feelings

change in sense of taste

diarrhea

dizziness

general feeling of discomfort or illness

heartburn

lack or loss of strength

sleepiness or unusual drowsiness

trouble sleeping

weakness

Less common

Body aches or pain

congestion

delusions

dementia

difficulty with moving

discouragement

dryness or soreness of the throat

excess air or gas in the stomach or intestines

fear

feeling sad or empty

full feeling

hoarseness

increased urge to urinate during the night

irritability

lack of appetite

loss of interest or pleasure

mood or mental changes

muscle pain or stiffness

nervousness

pain in the joints or in unspecified location

passing gas

runny nose

tender, swollen glands in the neck

throat irritation

tiredness

trouble concentrating

trouble swallowing

voice changes

waking to urinate at night

Incidence not known

Gaining weight around your neck, upper back, breast, face, or waist

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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