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Ritomax 100mg Capsule

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Storage
Store in a refrigerator (2 - 8°C). Do not freeze.

Product introduction

Ritomax 100mg Capsule is an antiviral or antiretroviral medicine. It is used in the treatment of HIV infection. It stops the virus from producing new viruses and clears up your infection.

Ritomax 100mg Capsule should be taken with food, as this increases the absorption of the medicine into the body. You should take it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Taking it at the same time every day will help you to remember to take it. Do not stop taking it until you have finished the complete course, even when you feel better. If you stop taking this medicine too early then infection may return or worsen.

Some people may experience taste changes, headache, nausea, and diarrhea 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.

Before using it, you should tell your doctor if you are allergic to any antibiotics or have any kidney or liver problems. You should also let your doctor know all other medicines you are taking as they may affect, or be affected by this medicine. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should consult their doctor before using it. Your doctor may monitor your liver function while taking this medication.

Uses of Ritomax Capsule


Side effects of Ritomax Capsule

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 Ritomax

  • 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)

How to use Ritomax Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Ritomax 100mg Capsule is to be taken with food.

How Ritomax Capsule works

Ritomax 100mg Capsule 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 Ritomax 100mg Capsule. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Ritomax 100mg Capsule is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Ritomax 100mg Capsule 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 Ritomax 100mg Capsule 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
Ritomax 100mg Capsule is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Ritomax 100mg Capsule may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Ritomax 100mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Ritomax 100mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of Ritomax 100mg Capsule in these patients. No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with mild to moderate liver disease.

What if you forget to take Ritomax Capsule?

If you miss a dose of Ritomax 100mg Capsule, 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

  • Ritomax 100mg Capsule 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 Ritomax 100mg Capsule.
  • 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.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
N-carbamoyl-alpha amino acids derivatives
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI INFECTIVES
Action Class
Protease (HIV) inhibitors

Interaction with drugs

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FAQs

Q. What is Ritomax 100mg Capsule 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 Ritomax 100mg Capsule work and what does it inhibit?

Ritomax 100mg Capsule 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.

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References

  1. Flexner C. Antiretroviral Agents and Treatment of HIV Infection. In: Brunton LL, Chabner BA, Knollmann BC, editors. Goodman & Gilman’s: The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics. New York, New York: McGraw-Hill Medical; 2011. pp. 1648-650.
  2. Safrin S. Antiviral Agents. In: Katzung BG, Masters SB, Trevor AJ, editors. Basic and Clinical Pharmacology. 11th ed. New Delhi, India: Tata McGraw Hill Education Private Limited; 2009. p. 865.
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Alkem Laboratories Limited, Devashish Building, Alkem House, Senapati Bapat Road, Lower Parel, Mumbai - 400 013.
Expires on or after: November, 2022

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