Ritonavir

(Norvir® , Ritonavir)

Available as tablets or capsules.
capsules, tablets
Available as soluble tablets?
No
Available as a liquid?
No
Available as something for placing under your tongue?
No
Available as something for placing on your gum?
-
Available as granules?
-
Available as a patch for putting on your skin?
-
Available as an injection?
-
Available as nasal/oral spray?
-
Safe or appropriate to crush
No, tablets are not suitable for crushing. Current resources suggest that the capsules (if available) can be opened and the contents mixed with water for administration (however this has an extremely bad taste). Opening capsules should always be used as a last resort but current textbooks and resources suggest it is likely to be safe. Clinicians should be aware that this is an unlicensed use of the medication.
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Generic name
Ritonavir
Usual formulation brand names
Norvir®
Is tablet/capsule specially coated?
Yes
Modified release
No
Film coated
Yes
Enteric coated
No
Sugar coated
-
Soluble tablet strength
-
Sublingual/buccal formulation strength
No
Granule strength
-
Transdermal patch strength
-
Injection strength
-
Nasal/oral spray Strength
-
Available as a licensed liquid or special?
Available as powder for oral suspension
Are specials or imports available?
N/A
Liquid strengths
N/A
Is the liquid medicine sugar free?
N/A
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
No
Advice on administration via enteral tube
Current resources suggest that it is likely to be safe to administer via enteral feeding tubes, however this is an unlicensed use of the medication. Clinicians should refer to specialist resources for advice on how to administer this medication via enteral feeding tubes.
Notes
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