Q1- What is Ritocom (Ritonavir/Lopinavir)?
A- Ritocom is a combination of two antiretrovirals namely Ritonavir and Lopinavir. It is a prescription medicine used in the treatment of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) infection.
Q2- What are the storage conditions for Ritocom?
A- Store Ritocom tablets at room temperature (10-30°C) in the same container.
Q3- What are the common side effects of Ritocom?
A- Some of the side effects of Ritocom tablets are headache, nausea, diarrhea, dizziness, stomach ache, taste change, fever, tingling and numbness of the feet, etc. You may experience other side effects also. If side effects occur or last longer than usual, contact a medical practitioner.
Q4- What is the composition and strength of Ritocom?
A- The active ingredients of Ritocom tablets are Ritonavir and Lopinavir. This medicine is available in the form of tablets in the strength of 50 mg/200 mg.
Q5- How does Ritocom work?
A- Ritonavir and Lopinavir are the two active ingredients of Ritocom. They interfere with an enzyme (protease). Through this, the multiplication of the virus slows down and stops eventually.
Q6- How should I take this medicine?
A- Take Ritocom tablets exactly in the same dose strength as prescribed by the healthcare professional. Do not alter the dose strength without consulting your doctor. Also, do not skip a dose.
Q7- What should be done in cases of overdose and missed dose?
A- In case you skip a dose, make sure to take it as soon as possible, only if it is not already the time for the next scheduled dose. Also, inform your doctor. In case of overdose, seek emergency medical attention.
Q8- What are the warnings and precautionary steps?
A- Consumption of medicine without a discussion with the medical practitioner should be restricted if you:
- Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant
- Are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed
- Have a known liver or/and kidney disease
- Have a known heart disease
- Are allergic to any of the ingredients
Q9- Is it safe to take Ritocom during pregnancy or breastfeeding?
A- During pregnancy or breastfeeding, make sure to contact a medical practitioner before consuming Ritocom tablet because it might cause harm to the developing baby.
Q10- Is it safe to drive after taking Ritocom?
A- Ritocom (Ritonavir/Lopinavir) tablet may make you feel drowsy or may affect your ability to concentrate. Therefore, avoid driving or operating heavy machinery if you feel so.