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Ritomax 100Mg Tablet

Manufacturer: Alkem Laboratories Ltd
Medicine composition: Ritonavir
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Ritomax 100Mg Tablet is used for the control, treatment and prevention of rocky mountain spotted fever, bacterial infections of the eye, urinary tract infections, and HIV/AIDS. Ritomax 100Mg Tablet works by inhibiting the growth of viral particles and preventing the virus from multiplying inside the body.

Do not use Ritomax 100Mg Tablet if you are allergic to any of the ingredients present in it. Before using Ritomax 100Mg Tablet tell your doctor if you are using any prescription drugs, non-prescription drugs, or other herbal and dietary pills and supplements, if you are pregnant and/or breastfeeding, if you have hemophilia, if you have pancreatitis, if you have a history of kidney and liver problems, if you have low potassium or magnesium blood levels, if you high cholesterol, or if you have any sort of bleeding disorder. Also let your doctor know your history of medical problems, pre-existing diseases and current health conditions.

Common side effects of Ritomax 100Mg Tablet include inflammation of the pancreas, excess cholesterol, dizziness, tiredness, rash or itching, back pain, neck rigidity, palpitations, dry mouth, nausea, dyspepsia, vomiting, anxiety, sweating, fever, weakness, unusual taste in the mouth, throat pain, cough, pruritis, renal insufficiency headache, and myalgia.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a HIV Specialist before using this medicine.

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In addition to its intended effect, Ritomax 100Mg Tablet may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Increased cholesterol level in blood
Increased triglyceride level in blood.
Is It safe with alcohol?
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
Ritomax l forte 50 mg/200 mg tablet 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.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
Ritomax l forte 50 mg/200 mg tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Does this affect kidney function?
There is no interaction between renal impairment and consuming this drug. So dose alteration is not needed.
Does this affect liver function?
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Ritomax 100Mg Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.
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Ritomax 100Mg Tablet is an anti-HIV Protease inhibitor. It interferes with Protease, an enzyme used by HIV-infected cells to produces new viruses. It inhibits the activity of Protease enzyme, thereby causing HIV-affected cells to create fewer viruses.
What are you using Ritomax 100Mg Tablet for?
Other
mountain spotted fever
How much was the improvement?
Excellent
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
More than 2 days
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There are a number of compounds (about 22 in number) which have been formally approved (by us food and drug administration) for the treatment of HIV infections (aids). According to their point of intervention with the HIV replicative cycle, these compounds can be classified into 5 categories: (1) nrtis (nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors): azidothymidine, didanosine, zalcitabine, stavudine, lamivudine, abacavir and emtricitabine; (2) ntrtis (nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitors): tenofovir, administered as its oral prodrug form tdf (tenofovir disoproxil fumarate); (3) nnrtis (non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors): nevirapine, delavirdine and efavirenz; (4) pis (hiv protease inhibitors): saquinavir, ritonavir, indinavir, nelfinavir, amprenavir, lopinavir, atazanavir, fosamprenavir, tipranavir and darunavir; and (5) fis (fusion inhibitors): enfuvirtide. Starting from the drugs which are currently available for the treatment of aids, numerous combinations could be envisaged. Drug combinations are, in principle, aimed at obtaining synergism between the compounds (reasonably expected if they act by different mechanisms), while reducing the likelihood of drug resistance development. Such anti-hiv drug combination regimes were initiated about 10 years ago and have been generally referred to as haart (for highly active antiretroviral therapy). While haart originally consisted of a pill burden of twenty (or more) pills per day, this has been gradually diminished over the past few years, and, since July 2006, an all-in-one pill (teevir from myelin and virotrenz from ranbaxy sun pharma) has become available, which contains three anti-hiv drugs (tenofovir disoproxil fumarate 300 mg, emtricitabine200mg and efavirenz 600 mg) to be taken as a single pill only once daily. Given the information that has been acquired for the therapeutic use (efficacy, safety) of tenofovir disoproxil fumarate over the past five years, it would now seem mandatory to further consider the prophylactic use of tdf [and its combination with emtricitabine (truvada) and/or atripla], as a single daily pill to prevent HIV infection. New combinations of drugs are also available which include tenofovir 300 mg lamivudine 150 mg which is very new drugs.


Now a days we can treat patients who had sex with some sex worker or any male transgender or some unknown person and during sexual intercourse condom gets bursted, we can treat them if they come to us within 72 hours of direct contact, these medicines are called post-exposure prophylaxis (pep) drugs for hiv or prophylactic treatment for hiv, by using these drugs we can treat a patient and we can stop transfusion of hiv virus to the person.

Pep involves taking anti hiv drugs as soon as possible after having been exposed to unprotected sex with some sex worker or transgender of with homosexual prep is a new hiv prevention method in which people who do not have hiv infection take pills of medicine daily to reduce the risk of becoming infected with hiv virus, pep should be taken within 72 hours of exposure to unprotected sex before the virus has time to rapidly duplicate in your body, pep consists of 2-3 antiretroviral drugs taken for 28 days.

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