Ritomune 100 mg Capsule

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Overview

Uses of Ritomune Capsule

Ritomune 100 mg Capsule is used in the treatment of HIV infection.

Ritomune Capsule side effects

Common
  • Taste change
  • 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 Ritomune 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. Ritomune 100 mg Capsule is to be taken with food.

How Ritomune Capsule works

Ritomune 100 mg 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.

Ritomune Capsule related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Ritomune 100 mg Capsule 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.
Lactation
Ritomune 100 mg Capsule is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
It is not known whether Ritomune 100 mg Capsule alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
Ritomune 100 mg Capsule is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Ritomune 100 mg Capsule may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
Ritomune 100 mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Ritomune 100 mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of Ritomune 100 mg Capsule in these patients. No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with mild to moderate liver disease.

What if you miss a dose of Ritomune Capsule?

If you miss a dose of Ritomune 100 mg 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.

Alternate Brands

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Expert Advice

  • 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.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Ritomune with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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FAQs

Q. What is Ritomune 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 Ritomune work and what does it inhibit?
Ritomune 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.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 14th Feb 2018.
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