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New Kaletra
Apr 1, 2006

I have had a problem tollerating many of the hiv meds.I have had severe reactions most all of them. My Doc finally found a regemine that works(truvada and Kaletra) the manufacturer of kaletra capsules changed it to tablet form ever since i have been having the bad reactions constant diarea i have not had a solid bm in 8 weeks and i taste medecine like i chewed it instead of swallowing it and my lips go numb. does anyone else have this problem and do you know if the old Kaletra capsules are available? I desperately need the old Kaletra back as I am miserable! Is there hope for me ?

Response from Dr. Young

Thanks for your post.

As I understand the situation, Abbott Laboratories is discontinuing the production of Kaletra (lopinavir/ritonavir) capsules in favor of the tablet formulation. The street talk (as scientific as it is) is that the new formulation is somewhat better tolerated, but clearly this isn't your situation.

If your having intolerable side effects from the new formulation, I'm afraid you may be out of luck, with regard to getting a long-term supply of the older capsules. A switch to an alternate protease inhibitor might be in your future, but I'd speak to your doctor about alternatives.

Good luck, BY

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