Ritonavir is an antiviral medication that prevents human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) cells from multiplying in your body. Ritonavir is used to treat HIV, which causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Ritonavir is not a cure for HIV or AIDS. Ritonavir may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Ritonavir is a popular anti-infection drug used in the treatment of infections associated with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). Ritonavir is often prescribed alongside other similar drugs in order to control symptoms of the virus. Ritonavir lowers the level of HIV in the blood stream. It may help in preventing or slowing the progression of HIV into AIDS. However, it cannot cure HIV altogether. Ritonavir requires a prescription, and cannot be purchased over-the-counter. It is taken orally in the form of a tablet, or a liquid solution.