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V LETRA 33.3MG/133.3MG CAPSULE

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Composition for V LETRA

Ritonavir(33.3 mg),Lopinavir(133.3 mg)

food interaction for V LETRA

alcohol interaction for V LETRA

pregnancy interaction for V LETRA

lactation interaction for V LETRA

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There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
V letra 33.3mg/133.3mg 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
V letra 33.3mg/133.3mg capsule is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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SALT INFORMATION for V LETRA

Ritonavir(33.3 mg)

Uses

Ritonavir is used in the treatment of HIV infection.

How it works

Ritonavir belongs to a class of medication called protease inhibitors. It prevents HIV from multiplying inside the body.

Common side effects

Nausea, Tingling sensation of lip, Numbness of lip, Stomach upset, Vomiting
Lopinavir(133.3 mg)

Uses

Lopinavir is used in the treatment of HIV infection.

How it works

Lopinavir belongs to the class of medications called as antiretroviral agents. It works by inhibiting HIV viral protease enzyme and inhibiting viral replication (multiplication) thereby preventing the infection. 

Common side effects

Pancreatic inflammation, Acute colitis, Diarrhoea, Headache, Increased cholesterol level in blood, Vomiting, Weakness

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Expert advice for V LETRA

  • 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.

Frequently asked questions for V LETRA

Ritonavir

Q.Is ritonavir a protease inhibitor?
Ritonavir, a protease inhibitor

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.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 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.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.

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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Content on this page was last updated on 26 October, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)