Medicine Overview of Ritomax Capsule
Uses of Ritomax Capsule
Ritomax 100mg Capsule is used in the treatment of HIV infection.
Side effects of Ritomax Capsule
Altered taste, Headache, Nausea, Diarrhoea, 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. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. It is better to take Ritomax 100mg Capsule with food.
How Ritomax Capsule works
Ritomax 100mg capsule is antiviral medication. It prevents the multiplication of HIV virus in human cells. Thus stops the HIV virus from producing new viruses.
In Depth Information on Ritomax Capsule
Expert advice for Ritomax Capsule
- 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.
Special precautions for Ritomax 100mg Capsule
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Ritomax 100mg Capsule is probably safe to use during pregnancy.+more
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor....
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Ritomax 100mg Capsule is probably safe to use during lactati+more
on. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby....
It is not known whether Ritomax 100mg Capsule alters the abi+more
lity to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react....
Ritomax 100mg Capsule is probably safe to use in patients wi+more
th kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Ritomax 100mg Capsule may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor....
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.+more
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....
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.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Prazopill XL 5mg Tablet, Minipress XL 5mg Tablet, Urimax 0.4mg Capsule MR, Azibey 200mg Suspension
If you miss a dose of Ritonavir, 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.
Frequently asked questions for Ritomax 100mg Capsule
Frequently asked questions for Ritonavir
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
Ritomax 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.