NORVIR, 400MG/5ML, ORAL LIQUID
This medication is typically used for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
How to use this medication
This product may be mixed with liquid to improve its taste. Your pharmacist will be happy to suggest appropriate liquids.
This medication is typically used twice a day. However, your doctor or pharmacist may have suggested a different schedule that is more appropriate for you. To ensure exact dosage, measure each dose with an accurate device, such as an oral dosing syringe.
It must be used regularly and continuously to maintain its beneficial effects. Be sure to keep an adequate supply on hand. If you forget a dose, take it as soon as you remember -- unless it is almost time for your next dose. In that case, skip the missed dose. Do not double the next dose to catch up.
This medication is more effective if taken with food. Always take it with a meal or a snack.
Possible side effects
In addition to its desired action, this medication may cause some side effects, notably:
- it may decrease your appetite;
- it may cause diarrhea;
- it may cause nausea and vomiting;
- it may cause stomach ache;
- it may cause unusual tiredness;
- it may alter your sense of taste.
As with most medications, this product should be stored at room temperature. Store it in a secure location where it will not be exposed to excessive heat, moisture or direct sunlight. Do not allow it to freeze and keep it out of reach of young children. Make sure that any leftover portion is disposed of safely.
The use of this product is occasionally associated with changes in the distribution of body fat. You may notice a loss of fat in your face, arms, legs or hips, or you may notice an accumulation of fat in your abdomen, chest or neck area. These changes do not occur with everyone, and they are influenced by factors such as age, illness and the use of other antiviral medications. For more information, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
This medication may interact with other medications or supplements, sometimes significantly. Many interactions, however, may be dealt with by a dosage adjustment or a change in medication schedule. Check with your pharmacist before using this medication in combination with any other medications (including non-prescription products), vitamins or natural products.
A treatment with this medication requires regular monitoring by a doctor. Be sure to see your doctor for all regularly scheduled appointments.
It is important to tell the health professionals you consult:
- if you have allergies to any medications or any other allergies (e.g. to food, latex, etc.);
The patient information leaflets are provided by Vigilance Santé Inc. This content is for information purposes only and does not in any manner whatsoever replace the opinion or advice of your health care professional. Always consult a health care professional before making a decision about your medication or treatment.