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Ritocom 50 mg/200 mg Tablet

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Introduction of Ritonavir

Ritocom 50 mg/200 mg Tablet is a combination of antiretrovirals medicines. It is prescribed to treat HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) infection. It boosts up the immunity to fight against HIV to manage or treat AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome).

Ritocom 50 mg/200 mg Tablet should be used in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Take it with food, as this increases the absorption of the medicine into the body.

Some people may experience nausea, diarrhea and increased cholesterol or triglyceride levels, as side effects of this medicine. Please consult your doctor if these side effects persist for a longer duration. Inform your doctor if you have diabetes as it can increase sugar levels in the blood. Inform your doctor before taking this drug if you have a history of liver disease including hepatitis A or B, any kidney disorder or have hemophilia.

Introduction of Lopinavir

Ritocom 50 mg/200 mg Tablet is a combination of antiretrovirals medicines. It is prescribed to treat HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) infection. It boosts up the immunity to fight against HIV to manage or treat AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome).

Ritocom 50 mg/200 mg Tablet should be used in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Take it with food, as this increases the absorption of the medicine into the body.

Some people may experience nausea, diarrhea and increased cholesterol or triglyceride levels, as side effects of this medicine. Please consult your doctor if these side effects persist for a longer duration. Inform your doctor if you have diabetes as it can increase sugar levels in the blood. Inform your doctor before taking this drug if you have a history of liver disease including hepatitis B or C, any kidney disorder or have hemophilia.

Uses of Ritonavir

Uses of Lopinavir


Side effects of Ritonavir

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Ritocom

  • Taste change
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Paresthesia (tingling or pricking sensation)
  • Dizziness
  • Cough
  • Abdominal pain
  • Throat pain
  • Peripheral neuropathy (tingling and numbness of feet and hand)

Side effects of Lopinavir

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Ritocom

  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Hypercholesterolemia (high cholesterol)
  • Increased triglyceride level in blood

How Ritonavir works

Ritocom 50 mg/200 mg Tablet is an anti-HIV medication. It works by interfering with an enzyme (protease), which is required by HIV-infected cells to make new viruses. This stops the production of new viruses.

How Lopinavir works

Ritocom 50 mg/200 mg Tablet is an anti-HIV medication. It works by interfering with an enzyme (protease), which is required by HIV-infected cells to make new viruses. This stops the production of new viruses.

Safety advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Ritocom 50 mg/200 mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Ritocom 50 mg/200 mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Ritocom 50 mg/200 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Ritocom 50 mg/200 mg Tablet alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Ritocom 50 mg/200 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Ritocom 50 mg/200 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Ritocom 50 mg/200 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Ritocom 50 mg/200 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Ritocom Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Ritocom 50 mg/200 mg Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick tips

Ritonavir

  • Ritonavir should be taken with food.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
  • Do not take antacids an hour before or two hours after taking Ritonavir.
  • It may cause dizziness or sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything that requires concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • Stop taking medications (prescribed for erectile dysfunction) like sildenafil or tadalafil while on treatment with this medicine.
  • Your doctor may check your liver function regularly. Inform your doctor if you develop abdominal pain, loss of appetite darkened urine or yellowing of the eyes or skin (jaundice).
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Lopinavir

  • Lopinavir should be taken with food.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
  • Do not take antacids an hour before or two hours after taking Lopinavir.
  • It may cause dizziness or sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything that requires concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • Stop taking medications (prescribed for erectile dysfunction) like sildenafil or tadalafil while on treatment with this medicine.
  • Your doctor may check your liver function regularly. Inform your doctor if you develop abdominal pain, loss of appetite darkened urine or yellowing of the eyes or skin (jaundice).
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.

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FAQs

Ritonavir

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. 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.
Lopinavir

Q. Is Lopinavir safe?

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

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References

  1. Ciplamed. Ritonavir+Lopinavir. [Accessed on 10 Apr. 2019 ] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Ritonavir+Lopinavir. North Chicago, Illinois: Abbott Laboratories; 2010. [Accessed 10 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Ritonavir/Lopinavir. Maidenhead, Berkshire: AbbVie Ltd.; 2001 [revised 25 Oct. 2018]. [Accessed 10 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  4. Ritonavir+Lopinavir. Barceloneta, Puerto Rico: AbbVie Ltd.; 2000 [revised Nov. 2016]. [Accessed 10 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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