What Are The Uses Of Ritonavir?
Ritonavir, a highly effective antiretroviral medication, is used for controlling of HIV/AIDS.
Sometimes, it is also used for hepatitis C (in combination with other medicines).
It works by reducing the HIV level in body, thus making immune system work better. This lowers the risk of getting complications of HIV like catching new infections.
What Are The Side Effects Of Ritonavir?
Some of the common side-effects include:
- Diarrhoea, weakness
- Vomiting, stomach upset, nausea
- Dizziness, insomnia, tiredness
- Malaise, asthenia
- Numbness/ tingling of mouth
What Are The Contraindications Of Ritonavir?
Please inform your doctor if you have any of the following conditions:
- Lipid disorders
- Abnormal heart rhythm
- The high amount of uric acid in the blood
- Liver problems