Two protease inhibitors

    Some HIV patients are now taking TWO protease inhibitors. The most common combo is ritonavir (Norvir) plus saquinavir.

    You might get a message from third party payers saying not to give two protease inhibitors together...but this combo makes sense.

    Ritonavir inhibits the metabolism of saquinavir. This increases saquinavir levels and leads to better viral suppression.

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