Diabetes and high blood sugar (hyperglycemia), changes in body fat, and increased bleeding in people with hemophilia have occurred in some people taking protease inhibitors including NORVIR. People should tell their doctor if they have diabetes or an increase in thirst or urinate often. The cause and long-term effects of body fat changes are not known at this time.
Changes in the electrocardiogram (EKG) can occur when taking NORVIR. People should consult their physician if they experience dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting spells or abnormal heartbeat. People with heart defects or conduction defects should avoid NORVIR.
Immune reconstitution syndrome may occur after starting anti-HIV medicines, including NORVIR. This happens when people develop signs and symptoms of serious infections they already have or had, which may require additional treatment.
The most commonly reported side effects are feeling weak/tired, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, abdominal pain, changes in taste, tingling feeling or numbness (in hands, feet or around the lips), headache, and dizziness.
For women who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, it is not known if NORVIR can harm their unborn baby. Women taking NORVIR while they are pregnant should talk to their healthcare professional about how they can take part in the Antiretroviral Pregnancy Registry. Mothers taking NORVIR should not breast-feed because they may pass HIV on to their baby, or their baby could experience side effects from NORVIR.
The long-term effects of NORVIR are not known at this time.
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