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What is ritonavir?

Ritonavir is the active ingredient in Norvir, an antiretroviral medication used for HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) infection. It is a protease inhibitor which works by interfering with an enzyme needed by the virus to replicate. This slows the ability of the virus to spread.

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