What is Ritocom 200 mg Tablet?
Ritocom 200 mg tablet is a combination with other antiretroviral medications that contain active ingredients such as Lopinavir and Ritonavir. It is used in the treatment of HIV – 1 infection. HIV is a virus that attacks and damages the cell in the immune system. It reduces your body’s ability to fight infections and other diseases. This tablet will not cure HIV infection but it delays the progression of the virus in the body. It is left untreated, it reaches its advanced stage and leads to death. It prevents the virus from multiplication and improves your immune system to attack infection and protects your body from further illness. This medicine reduces your complications and risk of HIV infection.
What are the uses of Lopinavir and ritonavir drugs?
Lopinavir and Ritonavir drugs are sold under the brand name Kaletra. It is manufactured in India by Hetero Healthcare Limited. Both medications are a combination that is used to treat infection caused by HIV (human immunodeficiency virus). HIV is the cause of AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) if it is left untreated. This medicine delays the progression of disease in patients who are infected with HIV. It reduces the symptoms of HIV infection. It belongs to a class of medications called protease inhibitors. It lowers the amount of HIV infections. It will not cure the HIV infection. But the combination of lopinavir and ritonavir are taken together, ritonavir helps to raise the amount of lopinavir in the body so that the medicine will make a greater effect. It reduces the development of HIV disease and stops its spreading to your body. This will improve your body’s immunity as well as your health.
What are HIV and its symptoms?
HIV is a virus that enters your immune system and causes infections and other diseases. If it is left untreated, it progresses to an advanced stage called AIDS. HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. It strikes the immune cells called CD4 cells. These are T- cells – white blood cells that revolve around the body. It creates infections and irregularity in other cells. It decreases your immune system and makes your body weak. Your body cannot fight off infections.
HIV is mostly transmitted through sexual contact. It can be transmitted through a mother to her child during pregnancy or childbirth or through breastfeeding. Non-sexual transmission can happen through the sharing of needles, personal equipment like razors and toothbrushes, and infection.
Symptoms of HIV
Some people do not have symptoms for over a month and a year. Some have developed flu-like symptoms within 2 to 4 weeks of being infected. This is known as primary or acute HIV infection. It may last for a few weeks. Some common signs and symptoms may include:
Painful mouth sores
Swollen lymph glands
The combination of lopinavir and ritonavir comes in the form of a tablet and solution to take by mouth. It is normally taken twice a day. It may be taken once a day for some adults. The oral solution must be taken with food. The tablets must be taken with or without food. Follow your doctor’s instructions. Before taking medicine consult your doctor. The dose and duration will be decided on 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.
The common side effects of this medicine include headache, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, fatigue, diarrhea, and rash. Some people may undergo a skin reaction or liver damage. Inform your doctor if these side effects remain for a long time. Your doctor should prevent and give relief from these side effects. You may feel better.
The benefit of Ritocom 200 mg Tablet
- In the treatment of the Human Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HIV) virus
Nevivir 200 mg is an antiviral medicine. It is used along with other antiretroviral medications to treat human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. It is used in adults and children 2 years of age and above. It belongs to a class of medications called protease inhibitors. Its main function is to decrease the growth of HIV infection in the body. This medicine helps to boost the immune system of your body so that your body can fight off infection and maintain your health. It increases the CD4 cell count and reduces the risks and complications of HIV infection in your body. It does not cure the infection but it can prevent its multiplication and its progression into an advanced stage like AIDS.
Side effects of Ritocom 200 mg Tablet
Here are Some major and minor side effects of this medicine. But not all side effects need a doctor’s attention. If you observe any side effects become serious, You may consult your doctor.
Some of the common side effects of this medicine include:
Redness of skin
Increase cholesterol level
How is Ritocom 200 mg Tablet taken?
The combination of lopinavir and ritonavir comes in the form of a tablet and solution to take by mouth. It is normally taken twice a day. It may be taken once a day for some adults. The oral solution must be taken with food. The tablets must be taken with or without food. Follow your doctor’s instructions. Always take this medicine as per your doctor’s consultation. The dose and duration will be decided by your doctor. You are not allowed to crush, chew or 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. Many other medicines can affect this medicine so let your doctor know all medications you are using during the treatment.
How does a Ritocom 200 mg Tablet work?
Ritocom 200 mg is an antiviral medicine. It inhibits the activity of the protease inhibitor enzyme of HIV. It plays an important role in producing copies of DNA from HIV’s RNA. It is used in combination with other antiviral medications to treat HIV infection. It boosts your immunity and makes your body fight off infection. It works to obstruct the growth and multiplication of the virus in the body. It minimizes the virus and the amount of infection of HIV in the blood. It does not cure the infection but it prevents the progression of the virus to an advance from AIDS.