Proper Storage and Other Norvir Topics

What If I Take an Overdose?

People who take too much Norvir may experience the following problems:
  • Unusual sensations, such as burning or tingling
  • Kidney failure.
If you happen to overdose, seek immediate medical attention.
(Click Norvir Overdose for more information.)

How Should It Be Stored?

You may notice that your pharmacist stores Norvir capsules in the refrigerator. If possible, it is best for you to store them in the refrigerator as well, although they may be kept at room temperature (less than 77 degrees) if you will use them all within 30 days. Norvir oral solution and tablets should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Keep all forms of Norvir in an airtight container. Preferably, the tablets should be kept in their original container.
Keep Norvir and all other medications out of the reach of children.

What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose of Norvir?

It is important that you not miss your doses. If you do not take your Norvir as scheduled, take the missed dose as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Be sure to tell your healthcare provider if you are having trouble remembering to take your HIV medications.


Norvir comes in the following strengths and forms:
  • Norvir 100 mg capsules
  • Norvir 100 mg tablets 
  • Norvir oral solution (80 mg of Norvir per mL, peppermint-caramel flavor).


The tablets are the newest formulation of Norvir. While not completely equivalent to the capsules, they are "close enough" to usually require no dosage changes when switching from the capsules to the tablets (or vice versa). 


Norvir for HIV/AIDS

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