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Ritomune 100 mg Tablet

Manufactured byCipla Ltd.
ContainsRitonavir
Description

Ritomune 100 mg Tablet is an antiviral medicine which is used to treat human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). This medicine is not a cure for HIV. It only prevents the virus from multiplying in your body. Monitoring of liver function and blood glucose levels is necessary while receiving this medicine.

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Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Ritomune 100 mg Tablet

  • Feeling of warmth or heat
  • Redness of the skin especially on the face and neck
  • Headache
  • Sweating
  • Weight loss
  • Confusion
  • Acid or sour stomach
  • Change in sense of taste
  • Sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
  • Mood or mental changes
  • Tender, swollen glands in the neck

Uses of Ritomune 100 mg Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • HIV infection
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The time required for this medicine to show its effect is not clinically established.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 12 hours.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit forming tendency has been reported
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is recommended in pregnant women only if necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is recommended for use in breastfeeding women only in life-threatening conditions. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may advise you to discontinue the drug or discontinue breastfeeding based on your clinical condition.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to Ritomune 100 mg Tablet.

Drug interaction

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients receiving medicines which are highly dependent on CYP3A for their clearance as well as strong CYP3A inducers due to an alteration in Ritomune 100 mg Tablet blood levels which may cause serious and life-threatening reactions.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is recommended in pregnant women only if necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is recommended for use in breastfeeding women only in life-threatening conditions. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may advise you to discontinue the drug or discontinue breastfeeding based on your clinical condition.
General warnings

Hepatotoxicity

Ritomune 100 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with a history of liver disease and active liver disease. Report to the doctor if any unusual symptoms appear. The dose of the medicine should be adjusted based on the clinical condition.

Bleeding disorder

Ritomune 100 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with bleeding disorders like Hemophilia A or Hemophilia B due to an increase in the risk of excessive bleeding. Report any such symptoms to the doctor on priority. The dose of the medicine should be adjusted based on the clinical condition.

Fat Redistribution

Ritomune 100 mg Tablet may cause fat gain or fat loss from the body. This may result in peripheral wasting, facial wasting, breast enlargement, and Cushingoid appearance. Close monitoring of body weight and body fat distribution is necessary while receiving this medicine. Any changes in the body should be informed to the doctor on priority.

Diabetes

Ritomune 100 mg Tablet may alter the blood glucose levels and may also increase the risk of new-onset diabetes mellitus. Close monitoring of blood glucose levels is necessary while receiving this medicine

Pancreatitis

Ritomune 100 mg Tablet may cause pancreatitis in some patients. Report to the doctor if any unusual symptoms appear. The dose of the medicine should be adjusted based on the clinical condition.

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost the time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Carbamazepine

Erythromycin

Fluoxetine

Midazolam

Alprazolam

Atorvastatin

Disease interactions

Hepatotoxicity

Ritomune 100 mg Tablet should be used with extreme caution in patients with liver disease. Liver function should be assessed before initiating the treatment. The dose should be adjusted based on the severity of the liver disease.

Hyperglycemia

This medicine should be used with caution due to the risk of an increase in the blood glucose levels. Blood glucose levels should be monitored closely during the treatment with this medicine. Patients with diabetes should be carefully monitored for symptoms like increased frequency of urination, excessive thirst, etc. If necessary, the dose of the antidiabetic agents should be adjusted based on the clinical condition.

Heart Block

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a history of heart disease and active heart disease. Close monitoring of heart function is advised during treatment with this medicine. Dose adjustments might be required based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take Ritomune 100 mg Tablet exactly as instructed by the doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller quantities than recommended. Ensure that proper hygiene measures are adopted. Complete the course of treatment to prevent the spread of the infection. Close monitoring of liver function and blood glucose levels is necessary while receiving this medicine.
Miscelleneous

To be taken with food

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
It works by stopping the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) from multiplying. This helps in reducing the chances of development of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and other HIV-related illnesses.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Protease inhibitors

Schedule

Schedule H

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