Ritovir

Ritovir 100mg Capsule belongs to a group of medicines called antiretrovirals. It is used to treat HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), the virus that can cause AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). It helps to control HIV infection so your immune system can work better.

Ritovir 100mg Capsule is not a cure for HIV or AIDS and only helps to decrease the amount of HIV in your body.

This helps to lower your risk of getting HIV-related complications and improves your lifespan. It is prescribed in combination with other HIV medicines.
Your doctor will recommend the best medicines for you and will decide the doses that you need. Follow carefully the instructions for all the medicines that you are given. It can be taken with or without food.Taking all these medicines regularly at the right times greatly increases their effectiveness and reduces the chances of HIV becoming resistant to them.
It is important not to miss doses and to keep taking them until your doctor tells you it is safe to stop.

Common side effects

Common side effects of this medicine include headache, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, fatigue, diarrhea, and rash. These are usually not serious but tell your doctor if they bother you or do not go away. Rarely, some people may experience a skin reaction or liver damage. Your doctor will closely monitor you for these in the initial period of treatment.

Before taking it, tell your doctor if you have any skin problems or liver or kidney disease. While using it, you may need regular blood tests to check your blood counts and liver function. Avoid drinking alcohol as it may increase your risk of liver damage.

Pregnant or breastfeeding mothers should consult their doctor before using this medicine. Do not have unprotected sex or share personal items like razors or toothbrushes, if you are HIV positive. Talk to your doctor about safe ways like condoms to prevent HIV transmission during sex. click here: Ritovir 

SIDE EFFECTS

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects

  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Rash

HOW TO USE CAPSULE

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor.Ritovir 100mg Capsule is to be taken empty stomach.

HOW CAPSULE WORKS

Ritovir 100mg Capsule is an antiviral medication. It prevents the multiplication of virus in human cells. This stops the virus from producing new viruses and clears up your infection.

SAFETY ADVICE

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Alcohol

Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Ritovir 100mg Capsule. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy

Ritovir 100mg Capsule may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
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Breast feeding

Ritovir 100mg Capsule is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
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Driving

Ritovir 100mg Capsule may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.

Kidney

Ritovir 100mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of 100mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver

Ritovir 100mg Capsule is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of 100mg Capsule may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Inform your doctor if you develop any signs and symptoms of jaundice while taking Ritovir 100mg Capsule. You may need to stop taking this medicine.

WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE RITOVIR 100MG CAPSULE?

If you miss a dose of 100mg Capsule, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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