Medicine Overview of Ritomax Tablet
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).
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. Ritomax 100mg Tablet is to be taken with food.
Ritomax 100mg 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.
In Depth Information on Ritomax Tablet
- 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.
Ritomax Tablet related warnings
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Ritomax 100mg Tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Ritomax 100mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
It is not known whether Ritomax 100mg Tablet alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Ritomax 100mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Ritomax 100mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Ritomax 100mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Ritomax 100mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of Ritomax 100mg Tablet in these patients. No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with mild to moderate liver disease.
If you miss a dose of Ritomax 100mg 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.
Frequently asked questions about Ritomax Tablet
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.
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Taking Ritomax with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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