What is Alltera 200 mg/50 mg Tablet ?
Alltera manufactured by MyLan is a combination of Ritonavir 50 mg & Lopinavir 200 mg tablets. This medicine comes in a pack of 28 tablets. It is a prescription medicine that can be purchased by a patient only against a valid prescription of a healthcare professional. Do not share this HIV/AIDS medicine with others because it can cause serious side effects to people until the condition is not monitored by a pharmacist.
When is Alltera 200 mg/50 mg Tablet prescribed ?
Alltera (Lopinavir/Ritonavir) is used with other medications to treat human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, which causes the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).
How Does Alltera (Lopinavir/Ritonavir) Tablet Work ?
Lopinavir & Ritonavir belongs to a group of medicines called protease inhibitors. They work by decreasing the amount of HIV in the blood. When Lopinavir and Ritonavir are taken together, lopinavir reduces or inhibits the activity of this protease enzyme which is used by HIV-infected cells to make new viruses and Ritonavir also helps to increase the amount of Lopinavir in the body so that the medication will have a greater effect.
These medications may decrease your chance of developing acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and HIV-related illnesses such as serious infections or cancer.
What are the adverse effects of Alltera 200 mg/50 mg Tablets ?
Alltera may cause some side effects. Medicines and their possible side effects can affect individual people in different ways. Side-effects may vary for each individual depending on the person’s disease state, age, weight, gender, ethnicity and general health. The following are some of the side effects that are known to be associated with Lopinavir & Ritonavir :
Common Side Effects of Alltera Tablets : Headache ; Dizziness ; Anxiety ; Insomnia ; Decreased appetite and weight loss ; Increase in the level of cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood ; Muscle weakness or spasms ; Chest infections ; Increased blood pressure ; Digestive symptoms such as abdominal pain or bloating, wind, indigestion or heartburn etc.
Serious Side Effects of Alltera Tablets : Stroke or heart attack ; Kidney problems such as kidney inflammation ; Blood in the urine ; Rectal bleeding ; Constipation ; Problems with vision ; Blood clot in a vein of the leg ; Hair loss (alopecia) ; Muscle breakdown (rhabdomyolysis) etc.
The side effects listed above may not include all of the side effects. For more information about any other possible risks associated with Alltera, please read the information provided with the medicine or consult your doctor or pharmacist.
What are the storage instructions for Alltera 200 mg/50 mg ?
Patients must properly store the drug to retain its quality and efficacy. Following storage instructions will be helpful in storing the drug in the best of manner.
• Store Lopinavir & Ritonavir at 20°C to 25°C (68°F to 77°F); excursions permitted to 15°C to 30°C (59°F to 86°F).
• Consider storing your medications separately from your other family members. This will make it less likely that you take the wrong ones by mistake.
• Make sure to always keep your medicine in an area of your home that is out of the reach of children and pets.
• Store in the original container. Do not use it if the original seal over the container opening is broken or missing.
• Store Alltera in a dry place (Not in bathroom). Improper storage can affect the effectiveness and shelf life of your medicine.
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The information provided here is for general educational purposes only and does not constitute medical or pharmaceutical advice which should be sought from qualified medical and pharmaceutical advisers.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children and away from pets, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
The information contained herein is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. If you have questions about the drugs you are taking, check with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.