Ritonavir

 
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HIV

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:
- Zidovudine;
- Zalcitabine;

Dosage

CHILDREN AGE 2 TO 16 YEARS

The dosage is based on the child's size, and should not exceed 600mg twice a day.

ADULTS

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.

Overdose

Symptoms of overdose may include:
- A "pins and needles" sensation;
- Numbness;
- Particularly in the arms and legs;
- Tingling;

Side Effects

Side effects may include:
- Weakness;
- Weakness / tiredness;
- Vomiting;
- Tingling feelings or numbness in hands or feet or around the lips;
- Taste alteration;
- Sweating;
- Sore or irritated throat;
- Rash;
- Pins and needles sensation in the arms and legs;
- Numbness or tingling sensation around the face or mouth;
- Nausea;
- Muscle aches;
- Loss of appetite;
- Insomnia;
- Indigestion;
- Headache;
- General feeling of illness;
- Fever;
- Fatigue;
- Drowsiness;
- Dizziness;
- Diarrhea;
- Confusion;
- Changes in taste;
- Anxiety;
- Abdominal pain;

Brand Names

Other synonyms:
- Ritonavir;
- Ritonavir;
- Rifaxi;
- Ritonavir;
- Ritonavir Sec;

Contraindications

Ritonavir is contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity to Ritonavir or any of its ingredients.

Ritonavir is contraindicated with:
- Triazolam;
- Terfenadine;
- Quinidine;
- Propafenone;
- Pimozide;
- Midazolam;
- Flecainide;
- Ergotamine;
- Dihydroergotamine;
- Cisapride;
- Bepridil;
- Astemizole;
- Amiodarone;

Ritonavir is contraindicated if you have ever had an allergic reaction to Ritonavir or any of its ingredients.

Drug Reactions

Inform your pharmacist if you are taking any of the following medicines:
- Cardioquin;
- Cordarone (amiodarone);
- Dihydroergotamine (Cafergot Migranal);
- Ergonovine;
- Ergotamine;
- Halcion (triazolam);
- Hismanal (astemizole);
- Methylergonovine;
- Mevacor (lovastatin);
- Orap (pimozide);
- Propulsid (cisapride);
- Quinidex;
- Quinidine (Quinaglute);
- Rythmol (propafenone);
- Seldane (terfenadine);
- Tambocor (flecainide);
- Uroxatral (alfuzosin hydrochloride);
- Vascor (bepridil);
- Versed (midazolam);
- Vfend (voriconazole);
- Zocor (simvasatin);
Without Prescription (2017)