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Norvir Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Norvir belongs to a class of HIV drugs known as protease inhibitors. It work by interfering with an important step in this process. Norvir is used to slow the progress of HIV infection. Because HIV causes the immune system to break down so that it can no longer respond effectively to infection, leading to the fatal disease known as acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS).

Norvir Dosage

  • For adults, the usual starting dose of Norvir is 600 milligrams twice a day with food.
  • For children age 2 to 16 years, the dosage of Norvir in children is based on the child's size, and should not exceed 600 milligrams twice a day.

Uses of Norvir

  • Norvir is used to slow the progress of HIV infection that may affect your body.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Norvir

Before taken Norvir medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor. If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Norvir. Side effects may include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Confusion
  • Diarrhea
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Indigestion
  • Loss of appetite
  • Muscle aches
  • Nausea
  • Sweating
  • Vomiting

Warnings and precautions before taking Norvir:

  • Norvir is not a cure for AIDS or HIV infection. So you may continue to experience symptoms and develop complications,such as opportunistic infections.
  • If you are taking Norvir, then it does not reduce the danger of transmission of HIV to others through sexual contact or blood contamination. So you should continue to avoid practices that could give HIV to others.
  • If you have liver disease, then you should be used Norvir with extra caution. Because it may caused liver damage in some patients.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Norvir with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Norvir with the following:

  • Anti-nausea drugs such as Marinol
  • Clarithromycin
  • Didanosine
  • Indinavir
  • Ketoconazole
  • Methadone
  • Oral contraceptives
  • Pain-killers
  • Rifabutin
  • Timolol (Timoptic)
Overdose

After taken Norvir if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Norvir overdose include:

  • Numbness
  • Tingling, or a "pins and needles" sensation, particularly in the arms and legs


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