Agents Used in Antiretroviral Therapy

  • Authors: Philip Grant, MD (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD; Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD
  • Last Reviewed: 4/9/19 (What's New)

Summary

  • Ritonavir is currently exclusively used as a pharmacologic booster at daily doses of 100-400 mg (Table 12)
  • Ritonavir is associated with gastrointestinal adverse effects and mild effects on cholesterol and triglycerides
  • Current 100-mg tablet formulation does not require refrigeration, unlike older capsule formulation

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