RITOCOM

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Ritocom

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Brand name - Ritocom
Generic name - Ritonavir/Lopinavir 
Manufacturer - Hetero Drugs Ltd
Strength - 50 mg/200 mg
Dosage - Tablet (Oral administration)
Packaging - Bottle
Indication - HIV infection
Prescription needed - Yes

Description

Ritocom (Ritonavir/Lopinavir) is a prescription medicine. It is a combination of two antiretrovirals namely Ritonavir and Lopinavir. The active ingredients of Ritocom tablets are Ritonavir and Lopinavir. This medicine is prescribed for the treatment of HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) infection. It boosts up the immunity to fight against the virus and manage AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome). It slows the growth of the virus in the body and reduces HIV-related symptoms, thereby improving the lifespan of individuals. This medicine is available at the best price in India.

Pharmacodynamics 

Ritocom is a co-formulation of two antiretroviral agents (Ritonavir and Lopinavir). Its molecular formula is C37H48N4O5, and its molecular weight is 628.80. Lopinavir is a white to light tan powder. It is freely soluble in methanol and ethanol, practically insoluble in water, and soluble in isopropanol.

Usage of Medicine

Ritocom (Ritonavir/Lopinavir) tablet is prescribed to treat HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) infection. This medicine is not a cure for HIV. Also, it is not recommended for use in patients having a weight of less than 40 kg. It is available in the strength of 50 mg/200 mg in the form of tablets for oral administration. It should be taken with food. Also, it should be taken regularly (without missing a dose) for better efficacy.

Interactions

Drug interactions should be discussed with the healthcare provider before taking the Ritocom (Ritonavir/Lopinavir) tablet. 

Interaction with Alcohol

Interaction with Alcohol is unknown. Please consult your healthcare provider before consumption.

Interaction with Medicines

  • Alprazolam

  • Atorvastatin

  • Acarbose

  • Abemaciclib

  • Carbamazepine

  • Erythromycin

  • Fluoxetine

  • Midazolam

  • Rosuvastatin

Disease Interaction

  • Liver Disease

  • Diabetes Mellitus

  • Hemophilia

  • Cardiovascular Disease

Contraindications

  • Allergy - Ritocom (Ritonavir/Lopinavir) tablet is not indicated to patients having a known allergy to Lopinavir, Ritonavir, or any inactive ingredient of the medicine.

  • Severe Hepatic impairment - Ritocom (Ritonavir/Lopinavir) tablet is not indicated to patients suffering from severe impairment of liver function.

  • CYP3A4 inhibitors, inducers, and CYP3A4-dependent drugs - Ritocom (Ritonavir/Lopinavir) tablet is not indicated to patients receiving medicines that are dependent on CYP3A for clearance as well as strong CYP3A inducers and inhibitors.

Alternate Brands 

  • Hivus-LR 50mg/200mg 

  • Alltera 50 mg/200 mg 

  • Aluvia 200mg/50mg 

  • Emletra 

  • Lopimune

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Following are the side effects of Ritocom (Ritonavir/Lopinavir) tablet. Note that there can be other side effects also. Therefore, it is advisable to consult a medical practitioner if side effects occur or last longer than usual.

  • Nausea

  • Fever

  • Chills

  • Peripheral neuropathy

  • Stomach ache

  • Diarrhea

  • Headache

  • Taste change

  • Blurred vision

  • Confusion

  • Weight loss

  • Sweating

  • Mood changes 

  • Dizziness

  • Unusual sweating

  • Skin rash

  • Itching

  • Indigestion 

  • Constipation

  • Redness of skin

Normal Dose

Take Ritocom (Ritonavir/Lopinavir) tablet exactly in the same strength and duration as prescribed by your healthcare provider. Do not crush, break, chew or cut the tablet. Swallow it as a whole. Also, do not skip a dose.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose, it is advisable to consult your healthcare provider to get the needed help. Also, make sure to not double the dose strength to catch up.

Overdose

It is advisable to seek emergency medical attention in case of overdose.

 

  • Make sure to consult your healthcare provider regarding your medical history, medicines you already take, and allergies (if any).

  • Administer Ritocom (Ritonavir/Lopinavir) tablet with utmost caution in patients having known kidney or/and liver disease.

  • During pregnancy or breastfeeding, make sure to discuss the potential risks and benefits of taking this medicine.

  • Limit your sugar and salt intake.

  • After taking Ritocom (Ritonavir/Lopinavir) tablet, it is advisable to avoid driving or operating heavy machinery if side effects like blurred vision or dizziness occur and last longer than usual.

  • Blood glucose level should be closely monitored while consuming Ritocom (Ritonavir/Lopinavir) tablets.

Q1- What is Ritocom (Ritonavir/Lopinavir) tablet used for?

A- Ritocom (Ritonavir/Lopinavir) tablet is a prescription medicine, used in the treatment of HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) infection. It works to fight against the virus and manage AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome).

Q2- What are the possible side effects of Ritocom (Ritonavir/Lopinavir) tablets?

A- The common side effects of Ritocom (Ritonavir/Lopinavir) tablets are headache, nausea, taste change, stomach ache, peripheral neuropathy, diarrhea, fever, chills, blurred vision, weight loss, etc. Make sure to contact your healthcare provider if side effects occur or last longer than usual.

Q3- What is the storage condition for Ritocom (Ritonavir/Lopinavir) tablets?

A- Store Ritocom (Ritonavir/Lopinavir) tablets at room temperature (10-30°C) in the same container. Keep it away from children and pets.

Q4- Can I drive after taking this medicine?

A- After taking Ritocom (Ritonavir/Lopinavir) tablet, it is advisable to avoid driving or operating heavy machinery if side effects like blurred vision or dizziness occur and last longer than usual.

Q5- Can I take this medicine during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

A- During pregnancy or breastfeeding, taking Ritocom (Ritonavir/Lopinavir) tablet may not be safe. Kindly consult your doctor to discuss the potential risks and benefits of taking this medicine.

Q6- What should I avoid while consuming Ritocom (Ritonavir/Lopinavir) tablet?

A- Limit your sugar and salt intake because HIV may increase your chance of getting heart disease.

Q7- In what strength is a Ritocom (Ritonavir/Lopinavir) tablet available?

A- Ritocom (Ritonavir/Lopinavir) tablet is available in the strength of 50 mg/200 mg.

Q8- Is Ritocom a habit-forming medicine?

A- No, it is not a habit-forming medicine.

Q9- Can I take this medication in liver disease?

A- Take Ritocom (Ritonavir/Lopinavir) tablet with utmost caution if you have known liver disease. Also, it is advisable to discuss with your doctor beforehand.

Q10- Can I take this medication in kidney disease?

A- Take Ritocom (Ritonavir/Lopinavir) tablet with utmost caution if you have known kidney disease. Also, it is advisable to discuss with your doctor beforehand.

 

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