Ner-ma-trel-veer and ri-ton-ah-veer
Nirmatrelvir and ritonavir is used to treat COVID-19. It reduces the chances that you will need hospital treatment.
Take nirmatrelvir and ritonavir regularly as directed with a glass of water. Swallow the tablets whole. You can take them with or without food.
You need to start taking nirmatrelvir and ritonavir within 5 days of getting COVID-19 symptoms.
Keep taking it until the course is finished, even if you start to feel better.
Take the missed dose as soon as possible and continue as directed.
Nirmatrelvir and ritonavir can react with many medicines, sometimes with severe results.
Tell your pharmacist or doctor about all medicines or treatments that you may be taking including vitamins, herbal products, or recreational drugs.
Nirmatrelvir is a new medicine. All the possible side effects are not known at this time.
|Side Effects||Recommended action|
Changes in taste
|Tell your doctor if troublesome|
If you notice any other effects, discuss them with your doctor or pharmacist.
This leaflet contains important, but not all, information about this medicine.
Prepared by the PILs Committee at Christchurch Hospital, Canterbury District Health Board, New Zealand. March 2022
For more general information about this sheet annd its contents, see: What does a My Medicines sheet cover?
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My Medicines Patient Information Leaflets (PILs) contain important, but not all, information about the medicines they describe.
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My Medicines is developed by a team at the Canterbury District Health Board. Our team is made up of doctors, pharmacists, and a non-medical person to help us keep to plain language. We also discuss our information with specialist health professionals or groups when needed