Ritonavir 100mg is an antiretroviral medicine and a protease inhibitor. It is film-coated white to – off white capsule shaped debossed with ‘H’ on one side and ‘R9’ on the other side.
It is given in combination with other antiretroviral tablets for administration.
The medicine has several cytochrome isoforms, high affinity for P- glycoprotein and probably induces glucuronidetion of zidovudine. It is recommended to take with food for effective treatment.
Ritonavir liquid contains alcohol and propylene glycol. It is suggested to avoid taking alcohol while using the medicine and restricted for the pregnant ladies, planning for pregnancy, breastfeeding mothers.
Ritonavir is used to treat HIV infection and prescribed with other medications.
It strengthens the immune system by reducing the amount of HIV in the blood and lowers the chances of infections and viruses in the body.
It does not cure but treats the HIV infection lowering the chances of AIDS and increases the quality of life.
Ritonavir is also used as pharmacokinetic enhancer to boost the metabolism of other HIV medications.
Do not avoid, skip, overdose, overlap the medicine, or it delays the treatment. Discontinuation of the medicine without your doctor’s suggestion might reverse the disease and increase the complications.
Inform your doctor if you have any medical history especially of heart, liver, or kidneys and the list of medicines that you are already taking to avoid contradictions and avoid further complications.