Ritomune - Ritonavir Tablets
Brand Name: Ritomune
Strength: 100 mg
Packing: Pack of 60 Tablets
WHAT IS RITOMUNE ?
Ritomune belongs to a class of drugs known as protease inhibitors. It increases ("boosts") the levels of other protease inhibitors, which helps these medications work better.
MEDICINE USES :
Ritonavir is an antiviral medicine that prevents human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) from multiplying in your body. It is used to treat HIV, the virus that can cause acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). It is not a cure for HIV or AIDS.
RITONAVIR COMMON SIDE EFFECTS :
nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, diarrhea; numbness or tingling, especially around your mouth; weakness, tired feeling; mild rash; or changes in the shape or location of body fat (especially in your arms, legs, face, neck, breasts, and waist).
Stop taking Norvir and call your doctor at once if you have:
a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out;
easy bruising, unusual bleeding (nose, mouth, vagina, or rectum), purple or red pinpoint spots under your skin;
pancreas problems--severe pain in your upper stomach spreading to your back, nausea and vomiting, fast heart rate;
liver problems--nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, tired feeling, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes);
high blood sugar--increased thirst, increased urination, hunger, dry mouth, fruity breath odor, drowsiness, dry skin, blurred vision, weight loss; or
severe skin reaction--fever, sore throat, swelling in your face or tongue, burning in your eyes, skin pain, followed by a red or purple skin rash that spreads (especially in the face or upper body) and causes blistering and peeling.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
SAFETY INFORMATION (Precautions) for RITOMUNE RITONAVIR TABLETS :
Before taking Ritonavir, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: diabetes, heart problems (coronary artery disease, heart attack), hemophilia, high cholesterol/triglycerides, liver problems (such as hepatitis B, hepatitis C), pancreatitis.
This medication may cause dizziness. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness until you are sure you can perform such activities safely. Limit alcoholic beverages.
If you have diabetes, this product may increase your blood sugar levels. Check your blood sugar levels regularly as directed by your doctor.
During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed.
It is unknown if this medication passes into breast milk. Because breast milk can transmit HIV, do not breast-feed.
This is not a complete list. Ask your health care provider for more information.
MEDICATION STORAGE REQUIREMENTS :
Store Ritomune Tablets below 30°C (86°F).
DRUG INTERACTIONS :
Many prescription and nonprescription medicines (eg, used for infections, HIV, inflammation, allergic reactions, breathing problems, pain, birth control, blood circulation problems, blood thinning, cancer, diabetes, drug or other substance abuse or dependence, glaucoma or increased eye pressure, gout, high blood iron levels, irregular heartbeat or other heart problems, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, immune system suppression, nausea and vomiting, overactive bladder, PAH, seizures, sleep disorders, depression or other mood or mental problems), multivitamin products, and herbal or dietary supplements (eg, St. John's wort) because they may interact with Ritonavir. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are unsure if any of your medicines might interact with Ritonavir.