March 3rd, 2010

Ritonavir Tablets: Any Experience Out There Yet?

Ritonavir tablets have been approved, and are apparently now in pharmacies.  The capsules will also remain available for the foreseeable future.

However, I haven’t switched anyone over from the capsules yet, and neither has anyone else in our practice.

Would be interested in hearing how it’s going so far — best news would be that the tablets are both more convenient and have fewer side effects, but we know from the switch to Kaletra tablets that the latter might not occur.

(Which surprised me, I have to admit — thought the tablets would be better tolerated, but it was about the same.)

So … if you’ve switched patients to from the capsules to the tablets, comment away!

2 Responses to “Ritonavir Tablets: Any Experience Out There Yet?”

  1. sanjay pujari says:

    We have been using generic RTV tablet since 2-3 years in India and all the capsules have been withdrawn since then. The tolerance is good

  2. Paul Sax says:

    Sanjay, thanks for the comment. I wonder how your generic ritonavir compares with the version now licensed in the USA.

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