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My 3 Year Old and Kaletra
Aug 6, 2006

I am having trouble giving my 3 Year old Kaletra, she takes two other HIV Meds as well, and tolerates them quite well. But when she takes the Kaletra, because of the taste she gags and tends to vomit. Not all the time, but about 20% of the time! We've tried peanut butter, popcycles, milk, bananas, any other tricks! Also if she vomits everything up should we re-give her the other drugs again? Or should we just give her the night dose? We don't want to over dose her on the other two medications! We are starting to worry about this one drug as she is getting so afraid of taking her drugs because of her violent reaction to the Kaletra. HELP! Its only been a month now, and we are very concerned about how long this will continue....

Response from Dr. Henry

Kaletra can be dosed in some situations once a day so you may discuss that option with your daughter's HIV specialist (just give a nightime dose). There are some anti-nausea meds used in adults which could at least be considered for use. Using an alternative to Kaletra is another option depending on the treatment/resistance history. KH



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