Ritonavir is prescribed in combination with other antiretroviral agents for the treatment of HIV-infection.
Without a Prescription
Ritonavir is prescribed to slow the progress of HIV infection.
Ritonavir is prescribed in combination with other HIV drugs called nucleoside analogues:
CHILDREN AGE 2 TO 16 YEARS
The dosage is based on the child's size, and should not exceed 600mg twice a day.
The recommended dose is 600mg twice a day with food.
Your pharmacist may lower your starting dosage to:
600mg twice a day thereafter;
500mg twice a day for 1 day;
400mg twice a day for 2 days;
300mg twice a day for 1 day.
Symptoms of overdose may include:
- A "pins and needles" sensation;
- Particularly in the arms and legs;
Side effects may include:
- Weakness / tiredness;
- Tingling feelings or numbness in hands or feet or around the lips;
- Taste alteration;
- Sore or irritated throat;
- Pins and needles sensation in the arms and legs;
- Numbness or tingling sensation around the face or mouth;
- Muscle aches;
- Loss of appetite;
- General feeling of illness;
- Changes in taste;
- Abdominal pain;
- Ritonavir Sec;
Ritonavir is contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity to Ritonavir or any of its ingredients.
Ritonavir is contraindicated with:
Ritonavir is contraindicated if you have ever had an allergic reaction to Ritonavir or any of its ingredients.
Inform your pharmacist if you are taking any of the following medicines:
- Cordarone (amiodarone);
- Dihydroergotamine (Cafergot Migranal);
- Halcion (triazolam);
- Hismanal (astemizole);
- Mevacor (lovastatin);
- Orap (pimozide);
- Propulsid (cisapride);
- Quinidine (Quinaglute);
- Rythmol (propafenone);
- Seldane (terfenadine);
- Tambocor (flecainide);
- Uroxatral (alfuzosin hydrochloride);
- Vascor (bepridil);
- Versed (midazolam);
- Vfend (voriconazole);
- Zocor (simvasatin);