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Composition for VIRITON

Ritonavir(100 mg)

food interaction for VIRITON

alcohol interaction for VIRITON

pregnancy interaction for VIRITON

lactation interaction for VIRITON

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It is better to take Viriton 100mg tablet with food.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Viriton 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.
PROBABLY SAFE
Viriton 100mg tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE

SALT INFORMATION for VIRITON

Ritonavir(100 mg)

Uses

Viriton 100mg tablet is used in the treatment of HIV infection.

How it works

Viriton 100mg tablet 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

SUBSTITUTES for VIRITON

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  • RITOMUNE 100MG TABLET
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    Rs. 30/tablet
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    Rs. 28.85/tablet
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    Rs. 865.38
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Expert advice for VIRITON

  • 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 VIRITON

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.

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Content on this page was last updated on 25 April, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)