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About Norvir

What Norvir is used for

NORVIR is for adults and children 2 years of age or older who are infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the virus which causes AIDS.

NORVIR is prescribed for use in combination with other antiretroviral medicines.

What Norvir does

NORVIR is an inhibitor of the HIV protease enzyme. It helps control HIV infection by inhibiting or interfering with the protease enzyme that HIV needs to multiply.

NORVIR is not a cure for HIV infection or AIDS. People taking NORVIR may still develop infections or other serious illnesses associated with HIV disease and AIDS.

When Norvir should not be used

NORVIR should not be taken if you/your child:

  • are allergic to ritonavir or to any of the nonmedicinal ingredients in NORVIR. (Refer to “What the important nonmedicinal ingredients are:” for a complete listing.)

  • are currently taking any of the following medicines:

    • Xatral (alfuzosin)—used to treat high blood pressure;

    • Cordarone (amiodarone), Tambocor (flecainide), Vascor (bepridil){*Product not available in Canada.}, Rythmol (propafenone), quinidine—used to treat irregular heart beats;

    • Hismanal (astemizole){†Products no longer marketed in Canada.} or Seldane (terfenadine)†—antihistamines

    • Orap (pimozide)—used to treat schizophrenia;

    • Propulsid (cisapride)†—used to relieve certain stomach problems;

    • ergotamine, dihydroergotamine, ergonovine, methylergonovine (used to treat headaches), such as Cafergot, Migranal, D.H.E. 45, Ergotrate Maleate, Methergine, and others;

    • Vfend (voriconazole)—antifungal;

    • Mevacor (lovastatin) or Zocor (simvastatin)—used to lower blood cholesterol;

    • Halcion (triazolam)—used to relieve anxiety and/or trouble sleeping;

    • Versed (midazolam).

  • are taking both rifampin and saquinavir. NORVIR should not be taken with rifampin and saquinavir. Rifampin is also known as Rimactane, Rifadin, Rifater, or Rifamate; saquinavir is also know an Invirase.

  • are taking products containing St. John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum) as this may stop NORVIR from working properly.

  • are currently taking any of these medications, your doctor may switch your medication.

What the medicinal ingredient is

Ritonavir.

What the important nonmedicinal ingredients for Norvir are

NORVIR oral solution also contains ethanol, water, polyoxyl 35 castor oil, propylene glycol, anhydrous citric acid to adjust pH, saccharin sodium, peppermint oil, creamy caramel flavoring, and FD&C Yellow No. 6.

What dosage forms Norvir comes in

This medicine comes in:

  • Oral solution (NORVIR 80 mg/mL)

  • Soft elastic capsules (NORVIR SEC 100 mg)


Warnings and Precautions

Serious Warnings and Precautions

Tell your doctor if you or your child develop symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. These may be signs of problems with your pancreas (pancreatitis). Your doctor must decide if these are related to pancreatitis and what to do about them.

BEFORE using NORVIR talk to your doctor or pharmacist if

  • you/your child have liver problems or are infected with Hepatitis B or Hepatitis C.

  • you/your child have diabetes, or symptoms such as frequent urination, and/or increase in thirst.

  • you/your child have hemophilia: Patients taking NORVIR may have increased bleeding.

  • you/your child are taking or planning to take other medicines, including prescription, herbal and other medicines you can buy without a prescription.

  • you have heart disease or heart condition.

  • you are pregnant or breast-feeding: Pregnant or breast-feeding mothers should not take NORVIR unless specifically directed by the doctor. Be sure to tell your doctor immediately if you are or may be pregnant or if you are breast-feeding a baby. It is recommended that HIV-infected women should not breast-feed their infants because of the possibility your baby can be infected with HIV through your breast milk.

NORVIR does not reduce the risk of passing HIV to others with sexual contact or blood contamination. You should use appropriate precautions, such as practicing safe sex, and not reusing or sharing needles.

Changes in body fat have been seen in some patients taking antiretroviral therapy (see Side Effects and What to Do About Them:).


Interactions with Norvir

Drugs that may interact with NORVIR include

NORVIR may interact with certain other medications with possible clinical effects. The use of the following medicines together with NORVIR should only take place on the basis of medical advice:

  • medicines used to treat erectile dysfunction: [e.g., Viagra (sildenafil), or Cialis (tadalafil)]. Levitra (vardenafil) should not be taken with NORVIR;

  • medicines used to lower blood cholesterol [e.g., Lipitor (atorvastatin), Crestor (rosuvastatin)];

  • some medicines affecting the immune system [e.g., cyclosporin, Rapamune (sirolimus), tacrolimus];

  • some medicines used to treat seasonal allergies and ear and eye infections [e.g., Decadrone (dexamethasone), Flonase (fluticasone propionate), prednisone];

  • medicines used to treat AIDS and related infections [e.g., Agenerase (amprenavir), Crixivan (indinavir), Viracept (nelfinavir), Invirase (saquinavir), Videx (didanosine), Mycobutin (rifabutin), Aptivus (tipranavir), Rescriptor (delavirdine), Reyataz (atazanavir), Celsentri (maraviroc), Telzir (fosamprenavir), Prezista (darunavir)];

  • medicines used to treat depression [e.g., Serzone (trazodone), desipramine, bupropion];

  • certain heart medicines such as calcium channel antagonists (e.g., Tiazac (diltiazem), Adalat (nifedipine), Isoptin (verapamil);

  • medicines used to correct heart rhythm [e.g., systemic lidocaine, digoxin];

  • antifungals [e.g., Nizoral (ketoconazole), Sporanox (itraconazole)];

  • morphine-like medicines [e.g., methadone; Demerol (meperidine)];

  • anticonvulsants [e.g., Tegretol (carbamazepine), Dilantin (phenytoin), phenobarbital];

  • warfarin;

  • certain antibiotics [e.g., Mycobutin (rifabutin), Biaxin (clarithromycin)];

  • rifampin, also known as Rimactane, Rifadin, Rifater, or Rifamate;

  • theophylline.

  • medicines used to treat cancer (vincristine, vinblastine)

If you are taking oral contraceptives (“the pill”) or the contraceptive patch (i.e., ethinyl estradiol) to prevent pregnancy, you should use a different type of contraception since NORVIR may reduce the effectiveness of oral or patch contraceptives.

NORVIR Oral Solution contains alcohol. Talk with your/your child’s doctor if you/your child are taking or planning to take Flagyl (metronidazole) or Antabuse (disulfiram). Severe nausea and vomiting can occur.


Proper Use of Norvir

It is important that you/your child take NORVIR every day exactly as your doctor prescribed it. Even if you/your child feel better, do not stop taking NORVIR without talking to your doctor. Using NORVIR as recommended should give you the best chance to delay the development of resistance to the product.

It is therefore important that you remain under the supervision of your doctor while taking NORVIR.

Usual dose

The usual dose for adults is 7.5 mL of the oral solution twice a day (morning and night), in combination with other anti-HIV medicines.

The dose for children over 2 years of age will be determined by your doctor based on the child’s height and weight.

Take NORVIR with food to help it work better.

After use, clean the dosage cup immediately with hot water and dish soap and dry. The dosage cup must be dry before use.

Overdose

If you/your child realize you have taken more NORVIR than you were supposed to, contact your doctor or local poison centre right away. If you cannot reach your/your child’s doctor, go to the hospital. NORVIR Oral Solution contains 43% alcohol and accidental ingestion could be toxic and potentially lethal to a young child.

Missed dose

If you/your child miss a dose of NORVIR, it should be taken as soon as possible, and the next scheduled dose taken at its regular time. If it is almost time for your/your child’s next dose, do not take the missed dose. Wait and take the next dose at the regular time. Do not double the next dose.


Side Effects for Norvir and What to Do About Them

The most commonly reported side effects of NORVIR are abdominal pain, diarrhea, feeling weak or tired, headache, nausea, vomiting, changes in taste, loss of appetite, dizziness, tingling feeling or numbness in hands, feet or around the lips and rash.

  • If you/your child have liver disease such as Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C, taking NORVIR may worsen your liver disease.

  • Some patients taking NORVIR can develop serious problems with their pancreas (pancreatitis) which may cause death. Tell your doctor if you have nausea, vomiting, or abdominal pain. These may be signs of pancreatitis.

  • Some patients have large increases in triglycerides and cholesterol (forms of fat that are found in your blood).

  • Diabetes and high blood sugar (hyperglycemia) may occur in patients taking protease inhibitors such as NORVIR. Symptoms of diabetes or high blood sugar may include frequent urination or increased thirst. Let your doctor know if you have or develop these symptoms while taking NORVIR.

  • Some patients with hemophilia have increased bleeding with protease inhibitors.

  • Changes in body fat have been seen in some patients taking antiretroviral therapy. These changes may include increased amount of fat in the upper back and neck (“buffalo hump”), breasts, and around the trunk. Loss of fat from the legs, arms and face may also happen. The cause and long-term health effects of these conditions are not known at this time.

Serious Side Effects, How Often They Happen and What to Do About Them
Symptom/Effect Talk with your doctor or pharmacist Stop taking drug and call your doctor or pharmacist
Only if severe In all cases
Common Diarrhea    
Rash    
Headache    
Nausea    
Vomiting    
Tingling feeling in hands, feet and around lips    
Uncommon Chest pain    
Pancreatitis    
- Abdominal pain    
- Nausea    
- Vomiting    

This is not a complete list of side effects. For any unexpected effects while taking NORVIR, contact your doctor or pharmacist.


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