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Emletra

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Emletra Lopinavir 200 mg/ritonavir 50 mg is a combination medication used in the treatment of HIV infection.

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Description

Here is some information about its use, directions, benefits, how it works, and safety advice:

Use:

  • Lopinavir/ritonavir is primarily used in the management of HIV-1 infection in adults and children. It is part of a multidrug antiretroviral regimen and is typically prescribed in combination with other HIV medications.

Directions of Use:

  • The specific dosage and administration instructions may vary depending on factors such as your age, weight, other medications you are taking, and your specific HIV treatment history. It is crucial to follow the instructions provided by your healthcare provider and the information on the medication label. Lopinavir/ritonavir is usually taken orally as tablets or oral solution. The typical
    recommended dose is two tablets (lopinavir 200 mg/ritonavir 50 mg) taken twice daily or as prescribed by your healthcare provider.

Benefits:

  • Lopinavir/ritonavir belongs to a class of drugs known as protease inhibitors. It helps reduce the viral load in the body, allowing the immune system to recover and improve CD4 cell counts. By consistently taking the prescribed medication, individuals with HIV can achieve and maintain viral suppression, leading to better overall health outcomes and reduced risk of transmitting the virus to others.

How it works:

  • Lopinavir inhibits the activity of the HIV-1 protease enzyme, which is necessary for the production of infectious viral particles. Ritonavir is included in the combination to boost and prolong the effect of lopinavir by inhibiting the breakdown of lopinavir in the body. By inhibiting the protease enzyme, lopinavir/ritonavir prevents the maturation of new HIV virus particles, reducing the viral load in the body.

Safety Advice:

  • It is important to take the medication consistently and exactly as prescribed by your healthcare provider. Adherence to the treatment regimen is crucial for its effectiveness. Inform your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including over- the-counter drugs and supplements, as there may be potential drug interactions. Common side effects of lopinavir/ritonavir may include nausea, diarrhea, abdominal pain, headache, and changes in blood lipid levels. It is important to report any concerning or persistent side effects to your healthcare
    provider. Regular monitoring of liver function, kidney function, and HIV viral load is typically recommended during treatment.

Please note that the information provided here is a general overview, and it is important to consult with your healthcare provider for personalized guidance and specific instructions related to your HIV treatment. They will be able to provide you with the most accurate and up-to-date information based on your individual needs and medical history..

Additional information

Manufacturer

Emcure Pharmaceuticals Limited

Pack

60 Tab

Composition

Lopinavir 200 Mg / ritonavir 50 Mg

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