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HIVUS LR 200MG/50MG TABLET

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Composition FOR HIVUS LR

Ritonavir(200 mg),Lopinavir(50 mg)

food interaction for HIVUS LR

alcohol interaction for HIVUS LR

pregnancy interaction for HIVUS LR

lactation interaction for HIVUS LR

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alcohol
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lactation
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Hivus lr 200mg/50mg 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Hivus lr 200mg/50mg tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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SALT INFORMATION FOR HIVUS LR

Ritonavir(200 mg)

Uses

Ritonavir is used in the treatment of HIV infection

How it works

Ritonavir prevents the multiplication of HIV virus in human cells. Thus stops the HIV virus from producing new viruses.

Common side effects

Rash, Headache, Dizziness, Muscle pain, Insomnia, Vomiting, Weakness, Nausea, Abdominal pain, Loss of appetite, Dyspepsia, Circumoral paresthesia, Paresthesia (tingling or pricking sensation), Glucose intolerance, Jaundice, Fatigue, Fever, Incresed blood lipid level, Diarrhoea, Peripheral neuropathy, Depression, Feeling of discomfort, Altered taste, Increased cholesterol level in blood, Increased triglyceride level in blood, Increased glucose level in blood
Lopinavir(50 mg)

Uses

Lopinavir is used in the treatment of HIV infection

How it works

Lopinavir prevents the multiplication of HIV virus in human cells. Thus stops the HIV virus from producing new viruses.

Common side effects

Rash, Headache, Dizziness, Muscle pain, Insomnia, Vomiting, Weakness, Nausea, Abdominal pain, Loss of appetite, Dyspepsia, Circumoral paresthesia, Paresthesia (tingling or pricking sensation), Glucose intolerance, Jaundice, Fatigue, Fever, Incresed blood lipid level, Diarrhoea, Peripheral neuropathy, Depression, Feeling of discomfort, Altered taste, Increased cholesterol level in blood, Increased triglyceride level in blood, Increased glucose level in blood

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Expert advice FOR HIVUS LR

  • 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.

Frequently asked questions FOR HIVUS LR

Ritonavir

Q.

Is ritonavir a protease inhibitor?
Ritonavir, a protease inhibitor

Q.

What is ritonavir used for?
It is used along with other medication for treating human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. It does not completely cure HIV or AIDS

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

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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.

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.

Lopinavir

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Is Lopinavir safe?
Lopinavir is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.

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Content on this page was last updated on 03 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)