What is an Alltera 120 Tablet?
Allerta Tablet is a combination of Lopinavir and Ritonavir. It is an antiviral medicine used for the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus ( HIV) infection ( a condition that occurs when the virus attacks the immune system and interferes with your body’s ability to fight infections or diseases). Allerta Tablet will not cure HIV infection, but it will delay the progression of a chronic, life-threatening condition known as acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and other HIV-related conditions. This medicine works to prevent the virus from multiplying.
What are Lopinavir and Ritonavir drugs used for?
The combination of lopinavir and ritonavir is used with other medications to treat human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Lopinavir and ritonavir are in a class of medications called protease inhibitors. They work to decrease the amount of HIV in the blood. When lopinavir and ritonavir are together, ritonavir also helps to increase the amount of lopinavir in the body so that the medication will have a greater effect. Although lopinavir and ritonavir will not cure HIV, these medications may decrease the chances of developing acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and HIV-related illnesses.
- What are the side effects of Lopinavir?
Side effects of Lopinavir:
Increased triglyceride levels in the blood
- What are the side effects of Ritonavir
Side effects of Ritonavir:
Numbness of feet and hand.
What is HIV?
HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. It harms your immune system by destroying a type of white blood cell that helps your body infection. This puts you at risk for serious infections and certain cancers.
What is AIDS?
AIDS stands for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. It is the final stage of infection with HIV. It happens when the body’s immune system is badly damaged because of the virus.
- How does HIV spread?
HIV can spread in different ways:
- Through unprotected sex with a person with HIV. This is the most common way that it spreads.
- By sharing drug needles
- Through contact with the blood of a person with HIV
- From mother to baby during pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding.
- What are the signs and symptoms of HIV infection?
The first signs of HIV infection may be flu-like symptoms:
Swollen lymph nodes
These symptoms may come and go within two or four weeks. This stage is called acute HIV infection.
Alltera Tablet is taken orally before or after a meal. It will be taken twice daily. This medicine is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Before taking medicine consult your doctor. Dose and duration will be decided by the necessity and need of the patient. It depends on the treatment and may change from time to time. You should take medicine as per your doctor’s advice. This medicine is strictly not recommended for children, pregnant women, and breastfeeding mothers. It takes some weeks and months to get a better result. Do not stop taking the medicine before your doctor’s advice.
Common side effects of this medicine include headache, nausea, diarrhea, dizziness, cough, abdominal pain, throat pain, and numbness of the feet and hands. If these side effects become serious, you should consult with your doctor. Your doctor can prevent and give you relief from the side effects so that you may feel better during the treatment.
Benefits of Alltera Tablet
- In the treatment of HIV infection
Alltera Tablet helps to control HIV infection. It helps to decrease the amount of HIV in your body and makes your immunity work better. It reduces the chances of getting HIV complications like co-infections and other cancers. It is a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor. It improves immunity that results in longevity of life.
Side effects of Alltera Tablet
There are Some major and minor side effects of this medicine. But not all side effects need doctor attention. If you observe any side effects become serious, You may consult your doctor.
Some of the common side effects of this medicine include:
Decreased in white blood cells and platelets
Decreased hemoglobin level in blood
Thrombocytopenia ( low platelets level)
Urticaria ( a skin rash)
How Alltera Tablet is taken?
Alltera Tablet is taken orally before or after a meal. It will be taken twice daily. This medicine is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Always take this medicine as per your doctor’s consultation. Dose and duration will decide your doctor. You are not allowed to crush, chew and break the medicine. Swallow it as a whole. Drink plenty of water. Do not miss the dose. If you miss a dose skip the missed dose and follow your schedule regularly on the next day. Do not double the dose. Take medicine every day on time as prescribed by your doctor. Much other medicine can affect this medicine so let your doctor know all medication you are using during the treatment.
How Does Alltera Tablet work?
This drug is an anti-HIV Protease inhibitor. It interferes with Protease, an enzyme used by HIV- infected cells to produce new viruses. It inhibits the activity of the Protease enzyme and causes HIV-infected cells to create fewer viruses.