Consult your doctor about taking the ritonavir if you had a history of hepatitis A or B, hemophilia, diabetes, erectile dysfunction, kidney disease, any kind of infection, stiffness or aches or pains in joints, weakness or pain or tenderness in muscles, light-headedness, dizziness, fainting episodes or abnormal heartbeat.
Ritonavir tablets should always be taken with food.
Use effective methods of contraception to avoid pregnancy.
Do not drive or operate machinery as ritonavir can cause dizziness or sleepiness.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Emletra 50 mg/200 mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Emletra 50 mg/200 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during l
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
It is not known whether Emletra 50 mg/200 mg Tablet alters t
he ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Emletra 50 mg/200 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patie
nts with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Emletra 50 mg/200 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Emletra 50 mg/200 mg Tablet should be used with caution in p
atients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Emletra 50 mg/200 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
It is used along with other medication for treating human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. It does not completely cure HIV or AIDS
Q. Why is ritonavir used along with lopinavir?
Ritonavir is available with lopinavir as a fixed dose combination as it improves the availability of lopinavir which helps in increasing activity against HIV
Q. Is ritonavir a protease inhibitor?
Ritonavir, a protease inhibitor
Q. How does Ritonavir work and what does it inhibit?
Ritonavir belongs to a class of medication called protease inhibitors. It inhibits protease enzymes from breaking down proteins and thus prevents HIV from multiplying inside the body. It does not cure HIV completely but reduces the chances of getting acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and HIV related infections or cancer
Q. Why is it used as a booster?
Ritonavir is used as a booster to increase the absorption of other protease inhibitors as well as prevent other protease inhibitors from being degraded.