Ritomune 100mg Tablet

Brand Name Ritomune 100mg Tablet
Salt Composition Ritonavir (100mg)
Strength 100mg
Product Form Tablet
Pack 60 Tablet(s) in Bottle
Storage Store at room temperature (10-30°C)
Category HIV
Country of Origin India
Manufacturer Cipla Ltd.
Manufacturer/Marketer AddressCipla Ltd, Cipla House, Peninsula Business Park, Ganpatrao, kadam Marag, Lower Parel, Mumbai-400013.India
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    Medical Description of Ritomune 100mg Tablet

    Ritomune Tablet contains Ritonavir 100mg. Ritomune (Ritonavir (100mg)) tablet is a protease inhibitor that interferes with the reproductive cycle of HIV thus used to control HIV infection. Ritomune tablet is a potent CYP3A inhibitor that increases plasma medicine concentrations of other protease inhibitors thus mostly used in combination with other antivirals to control and treat HIV-1 infection. Ritomune tablet is used as a booster in the treatment of HCV infections. Ritomune tablet is recommended booster for first-line therapy for HCV Genotype 1a/b and 4 treatment-naïve patients with or without cirrhosis. Ritomune tablet is used by children above 2 years of age.


    Ritomune 100mg Tablet Uses

    Ritomune (Ritonavir (100mg)) tablet is used by children above 2 years of age. It is a protease inhibitor that interferes with the multiplication of HIV particles. Ritomune tablet is also a potent CYP3A inhibitor thus it is used in combination with other antivirals to control and treat HIV-1 infection. Ritomune tablet is used as a booster in the case of the HCV treatment regime.


    Ritomune 100mg Tablet Benefits

    Ritomune (Ritonavir (100mg)) tablet is used with other anti-HIV medicines to help control HIV infection. Ritomune tablet decreases the viral load of HIV by interfering with the reproduction cycle of HIV. Ritomune tablet is used as a booster in the case of the HCV treatment regime. It is used in patients above 2 years of age.


    Ritomune 100mg Tablet Indication

    Ritomune (Ritonavir (100mg)) tablet is a protease inhibitor used in combination with other antiviral drugs to treat HIV-1 infection. Ritomune tablet is also used as a booster in the HCV treatment regime.


    Mechanism of action of Ritomune 100mg Tablet

    Ritomune (Ritonavir (100mg)) tablet is a protease inhibitor that inhibits proteolytic cleavage of Gag-Pol polyprotein precursors of HIV-1 protease. This results in the formation of immature or non-infectious virions. Thus, in combination it typically boosts the levels of other protease inhibitors.


    How Ritomune 100mg Tablet works

    Ritomune (Ritonavir (100mg)) tablet acts on the proteolytic cleavage site on Gag-Pol polyprotein precursors of HIV-1 protease as an inhibitor thus interrupts the process of formation of new viable virions and forms immature or non-infectious virions.


    Ritomune 100mg Tablet Contraindication

    • if you are allergic to Ritomune (Ritonavir (100mg)) tablet - toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) or Stevens-Johnson syndrome
    • if you have severe liver disease -  like hepatitis B or C,
    • if you have a blood disorder – like haemophilia
    • if you are diabetic
    • if you have kidney disease


    Ritomune 100mg Tablet Side Effects

    Common side effects that occur 1:10 patients: abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhoea, nausea, flushing, headache, dizziness, cough, indigestion, tingling sensation or numbness in the hands, feet or around the lips and mouth, bad taste in the mouth, itching, rash, joint pain and back pain, anxiety, fever, seizure, weight loss,

    Uncommon side effects that occur 1:100 patients: heart attack, diabetes, kidney failure

    Rare side effects that occur 1:1000 patients: severe or life-threatening skin reaction including blisters like Stevens Johnson syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis, anaphylaxis.


    FAQs for Ritomune 100mg Tablet

     

    Is Ritomune (Ritonavir (100mg)) tablet safe during pregnancy?

    Yes, taking Ritomune tablet during pregnancy is safe. But the oral suspension has alcohol in them thus should be avoided during pregnancy. For queries contact your physician

    Can Ritomune tablet be taken while breastfeeding?

    There is no specific study to detail this. But in general HIV virions can pass via breastfeeding thus it is suspected that antivirals can also pass via breastfeeding. For queries contact your physician

    What is the most common side effect of Ritomune tablet?

    Diarrhea is the most common side effect caused by Ritomune tablet and this can be treated by taking plenty of fluids.

    Can I take painkillers with Ritomune tablet?

    The safest pain killer to be taken with Ritomune tablet is paracetamol but prolonged usage should be taken only when advised by the physician.

    Can I take health supplements with Ritomune tablet?

    Yes, most health supplements that contain calcium or iron can be taken. For precautious use kindly talk to your physician.


    Precautions and general warning of Ritomune 100mg Tablet

    Alcohol

    Ritomune (Ritonavir (100mg)) tablet generally causes blurry vision, fainting, and movement disorders thus it is advised not to be taken with alcohol. For further queries, consult your physician.

    Driving or operating machinery

    It is preferred to drive or operate heavy machinery with caution as Ritomune (Ritonavir (100mg)) tablet causes fainting spells and movement disorders. For further queries, consult your physician.

    Pregnancy

    The use of Ritomune (Ritonavir (100mg)) tablet is tolerated during pregnancy.

    Breast Feeding

    The use of Ritomune (Ritonavir (100mg)) tablet during breastfeeding is not recommended as evidence shows less amount of the medication passes via breastfeeding to the baby that may cause an adverse effect in newborn.

    Kidney Problem

    Renal calculus and renal filtration impairment – monitor function. For further queries, consult your physician.

    Liver Disease

    In patients with hepatitis B or C or marked transaminase elevation caution is recommended as Ritomune (Ritonavir (100mg)) tablet may cause hepatotoxicity and lead to death. Thus, monitor liver function before and during therapy.


    How to Take Ritomune 100mg Tablet

    Ritomune (Ritonavir (100mg)) tablet should be taken with food. They must be swallowed whole and not chewed, broken or crushed. The dosage depends on the type of antiviral inhibitors used in combination to treat HIV – 1 infection.


    Use of Ritomune 100mg Tablet in Adult

    If you are pregnant or breastfeeding inform your physician as they are not advisable.

    Ritomune (Ritonavir (100mg)) tablet is used as a booster with another protease inhibitor with dosage of 100-400 mg taken orally once a day and increased to twice  a day dosage

    Ritomune tablet must be taken with other antivirals as prescribed by the physician without fail. These drugs must be taken with food and the medicine must be swallowed.


    Use of Ritomune 100mg Tablet in children

    Ritomune (Ritonavir (100mg)) tablet is used in children above age 2. It is to be used only with combinations for effectiveness. The dosage is started from 250mg/m2 taken orally twice a day and increased to 350mg taken orally twice a day

    Ritomune tablet must be taken with other antivirals as prescribed by the physician without fail. These drugs must be taken with food and the medicine must be swallowed.


    Use of Ritomune 100mg Tablet in Elderly Patients

    Ritomune (Ritonavir (100mg)) tablet has only been used in few patients 65 years or older. Dosage and usage are similar to adults. Discuss with your physician before usage.


    Other general warnings

    • Pancreatitis – discontinue treatment
    • Redistribution of body fat
    • Allergic Reactions or Hypersensitivity: Anaphylaxis, toxic epidermal necrolysis, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, bronchospasm and angioedema. Discontinue treatment of severe reactions develop.
    • Total cholesterol and triglycerides elevations: Monitor throughout treatment
    • New onset or of diabetes mellitus, hyperglycemia
    • Hemophilia: Spontaneous bleeding
    • Immune Reconstitution Syndrome


    Talk to your doctor if

    If you have any allergy

    If you have a liver problem

    If you have hypertension or any heart problem

    If you have any bleeding problem

    If you are pregnant or breastfeeding


    General instructions

    Ritomune (Ritonavir (100mg)) tablet is taken with other antivirals orally as prescribed dosage at specific time regularly with food. If Ritomune tablet is taken separately or without food the efficiency of the medicine is reduced significantly, thus it is ill advised.


    Drug Interaction of Ritomune 100mg Tablet

    Drug-Drug Interaction

    if you are taking any other medication that are highly dependent on CYP3A like alfuzosin, ranolazine, amiodarone, quinidine, voriconazole, colchicine, lurasidone, ergot derivatives, cisapride, lovastatin, sildenafil, midazolam

    Drug-Food Interaction

    Ritomune (Ritonavir (100mg)) tablet can be safely taken with any type of food, if doubts arise kindly refer to your physician. Ritomune generally causes blurry vision, fainting, and movement disorders thus it is advised not to be taken with alcohol.

    Drug-Disease Interaction

    • Liver disorders – used with caution in severe liver diseases. Consult a physician before use
    • Kidney disorders – used with caution in severe kidney diseases. Consult a physician before use
    • Cardiac disorders – used with caution in heart failure and MI. Consult a physician before use
    • Respiratory disorders – used with caution in respiratory distress. Consult a physician before use
    • Blood disorders – used with caution in anemia and hemophilia. Consult a physician before use


    Over Dose

    Overdosing may cause breathing difficulty and numbness of extremities. The dosage considered at overdose is 1500mg twice daily. It causes kidney failure. Contact your doctor immediately.


    Missed Dose

    If you take Ritomune (Ritonavir (100mg)) tablet once a day you can take the missed dosage if you notice within 12 hours. If you take Ritomune tablet twice a day you can take the missed dosage if you notice within 6 hours. If it is more than 6 hours, then skip the dosage and take the next doses as usual. Don’t take a double dose for a forgotten dose.


    Storage and Disposal

    Keep the medication out of children’s reach

    Keep the medication away from pets

    Once expired dispose immediately

    Store at 25?C


    Fast Tag

    Ritomune (Ritonavir (100mg)) tablet contains Ritonavir 100mg.

    Ritomune tablet is a protease inhibitor.

    Ritomune tablet is used to control and treat HIV infection with other antiretroviral medications.

    Do not use this medication while pregnant and lactation period.

    Don’t use this medication with liver disease, heart disease, and bleeding disorder.

    This medication doesn’t stop the spread of HIV infection from person to person thus use caution and precaution while sexual contact, needle injury etc.