Is it safe to take Generic Norvir (Ritonavir) while pregnant or breasfeeding?
Generic Norvir (Ritonavir) is classed as Pregnancy Category B by the FDA, which means it is not expected to be harmful to an unborn baby. However, HIV can be passed to a fetus if not treated correctly during pregnancy. Make sure you take all your medication properly if you are pregnant. Also inform your doctor before taking Generic Norvir (Ritonavir) if you are pregnant or plan on becoming pregnant during treatment.
Women suffering from HIV or AIDS should not breastfeed. Even if a baby is born without HIV, the virus may be passed to a nursing infant through breast milk.
Generic Norvir (Ritonavir) can make hormonal birth control (such as birth control pills or patches) less effective. Discuss the possibilities of non-hormonal methods of birth control (e.g. condom, diaphragm) with your doctor to prevent pregnancy while taking this medication.