Ritomax L 33.3 mg/133.3 mg Capsule

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Medicine Overview of Ritomax L 33.3 mg/133.3 mg Capsule

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Uses of Ritonavir

Ritonavir is used in the treatment of HIV infection.
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Side effects of Ritonavir

Common

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).

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How to use Ritonavir

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 L 33.3 mg/133.3 mg Capsule with food.

How Ritomax L 33.3 mg/133.3 mg Capsule works

Ritonavir is antiviral medication. It prevents the multiplication of HIV virus in human cells. Thus stops the HIV virus from producing new viruses.
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Uses of Lopinavir

Lopinavir is used in the treatment of HIV infection.
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Side effects of Lopinavir

Common

Nausea, Diarrhoea, Increased cholesterol level in blood, Increased triglyceride level in blood.

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How to use Lopinavir

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 L 33.3 mg/133.3 mg Capsule with food.

How Ritomax L 33.3 mg/133.3 mg Capsule works

Lopinavir 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 L 33.3 mg/133.3 mg Capsule

Expert advice for Ritonavir

  • 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.

Expert advice for Lopinavir

  • Tell your doctor if you are suffering from diabetes mellitus, severe liver or kidney impairment, haemophilia (disorder of excessive bleeding due to defective coagulation), heart disorder.
  • Tell your doctor if you have high cholesterol or triglyceride levels, or hemophilia or any another bleeding disorder.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • Do not take if allergic to lopinavir or any of its ingredients.
  • Do not take if taking medications called ergot derivatives.
  • Do not ake if suffering from pancreatitis (inflammation of tissue of pancreas)
  • Do not take give to children below 2 years of age
 
Warnings
Special precautions for Ritomax L 33.3 mg/133.3 mg Capsule
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Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Ritomax L 33.3 mg/133.3 mg Capsule 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.
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Lactation
Ritomax L 33.3 mg/133.3 mg Capsule is probably safe to use d
uring lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
It is not known whether Ritomax L 33.3 mg/133.3 mg Capsule a
lters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
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Kidney
Ritomax L 33.3 mg/133.3 mg Capsule is probably safe to use i
n patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Ritomax L 33.3 mg/133.3 mg Capsule may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
Ritomax L 33.3 mg/133.3 mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Ritomax L 33.3 mg/133.3 mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Limited information is available on the use of Ritomax L 33.3 mg/133.3 mg Capsule in these patients. No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with mild to moderate liver disease.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Ritomax L 33.3 mg/133.3 mg Capsule

Frequently asked questions for 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.
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Frequently asked questions for 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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