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Ritonavir Information

Ritonavir Benefits & Uses

Ritonavir is used to treat the following -

  1. HIV/AIDS Primary

Ritonavir Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Ritonavir


Ritonavir Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Ritonavir is used -

  1. Headache सामान्य
  2. Nausea or vomiting
  3. Diarrhoea
  4. Paresthesia
  5. Dizziness Mild
  6. Cough Mild
  7. Abdominal Pain Mild
  8. Peripheral Neuropathy Moderate
  9. Flushing
  10. Increased Triglyceride level in Blood
  11. Blurred vision
  12. Anemia Moderate
  13. Fatigue Mild
  14. Rash
  15. Back Pain Mild

Ritonavir Related Warnings

Is the use of Ritonavir safe for pregnant women?

Ritonavir rarely shows harmful effects in in pregnant ladies. Even if it does, the effects are mild


Is the use of Ritonavir safe during breastfeeding?

Ritonavir is safe for breastfeeding women.


What is the effect of Ritonavir on the Kidneys?

Ritonavir does not damage the kidneys.


What is the effect of Ritonavir on the Liver?

Ritonavir may have mild side effects on the liver. Most people will never see any effect on the liver.


What is the effect of Ritonavir on the Heart?

Ritonavir may have mild side effects on the heart. Most people will never see any effect on the heart.


Severe Interaction of Ritonavir with Other Drugs

Ritonavir should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -



Ritonavir Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Ritonavir unless your doctor advises you to do so -

  1. Heart Disease
  2. Liver Disease
  3. Graves' Disease
  4. Guillain-Barre Syndrome
  5. Diabetes
  6. Pancreatitis
  7. Hemophilia

Frequently asked Questions about Ritonavir

Is this Ritonavir habit forming or addictive?

Ritonavir is not addictive in nature.


Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

You may feel sleepy or tired after taking Ritonavir. So it is best to avoid driving.


Is it safe?

Yes, but take Ritonavir only as per medical advice.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

There is no benefit of taking Ritonavir for mental disorders.


Ritonavir Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Ritonavir

Taking Ritonavir with some specific foods may delay its effect. Talk to your doctor about this.


Interaction between Alcohol and Ritonavir

Consult your doctor before consuming alcohol while taking Ritonavir as it can have severe side effects.

This medicine data has been created by -
Dr. Md Saadullah
M.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience
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Dr. Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
2 Years of Experience
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