Facial wasting from Aluvia?
Feb 5, 2010
In august my doctor changed me to aluvia and in two months i have since experience facial wasting i.e. my face is drying up. What causes this? and how can I counteract it.
Response from Dr. Pierone
Hello and thanks for posting.
Aluvia is another brand name for Kaletra which is a protease inhibitor combination of lopinavir and ritonavir. It is not normally associated with facial wasting and actually protect against it because protease inhibitors may produce overall weight gain.
It seems unlikely that you are on Aluvia alone, and the other agents in the cocktail may be playing a role. Can you repost and let me know what other medications you are taking?
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