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Kaletra with food?
Jun 24, 2005

A similar question as the one on Viread.

I have received conflicting advice from my doctor and my pharmacist on whether Kaletra has to be take with food to be absorbed properly. One say yes; one says no. I know food makes it more tolerable on the gut, but is it necessary for absorbtion?

Can you please give me the final definitive answer!!??

Response from Dr. Young

Thanks for your post.

Kaletra should be taken with food to obtain optimal drug absorption. From one review article: "Bioavailability of lopinavir administered in either the capsule or the liquid lopinavir/ritonavir formulation can be increased substantially with concurrent ingestion of food with moderate-to-high fat content."

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