|Kaletra Side Effects - Triglycerides and Cholesterol
Jan 3, 2010
Hello - I am not HIV Positive - however i was treated with Kaletra as it was thought I may ahve ben exposed to HIV by means of sexual intercourse - I have since found out I was not infected with the virus, I only took the short course of the drug. Recently I have had no end of health issues and doctors are trying to find the solutions - there has been a large increase in my triglycerides and cholesterol - however this is quite some time after taking the two week course - when stopping taking Kaletra should your triglycerides and cholesterol return to normal or may they stay elevated for some time? (10 months later)?
| Response from Dr. Henry
The effect of kaletra on lipid levels is relatively acute and generally fully reversible within 2-4 weeks after stopping. It is unlikely that the past short term use Kaletra is a factor in your current lipid elevations. KH
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