Oct 8, 2006
As of today I have been placed on Kaletra monotherapy taking 6 pills a day. I work out of the country for a few months at a time and I am curious about side effects and effects on lipids and bilirubin?
Response from Dr. Pierone
A partial list of the potential side effects associated with Kaletra includes nausea, diarrhea, and increases in cholesterol and triglycerides. Bilirubin is often increased by Reyataz and Crixivan, but is not typically affected by Kaletra. There is now a tablet form of Kaletra which is taking the place of the capsule and the new dose is 4 tablets per day (or 2 tablets twice daily). Kaletra is not approved for monotherapy, although it is effective in the majority of patients when used as a single agent. Let us know how things go for you with this regimen and thanks for posting.
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