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Kaletra And Aids

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An Overview of Kaletra (Lopinavir/Ritonavir)

low-PIN-a-veer, rit-ON-uh-veer Brand Name: Kaletra Other Name(s): LPV/RTV, LPV/r Drug Class: Protease Inhibitors Approved Use: Treatment of HIV Infection WARNING: Kaletra can cause serious, life-threatening side effects. These include liver problems, pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas), heart rhythm problems, severe allergic reactions, and life-threatening drug interactions. Contact your health care provider...
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Neuropathy with Truvada and Kaletra with 13 years of being positive?

I have a question regarding my medications and my hiv. I have been HIV positive for over 13 years and currently on Truvada and Kaletra and lithium . I am wondering what is percentage of having some symptoms of neuropathy? Is vitimin sufficents...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
A thorough evaluation for the neuropathy and possible joint problems is recommended. Drug related neuropathy (occasionally see in patients on Kaletra/Truvada) usually involves the toes/feet in a fairly symmetric manner and not so much the arms at... Read more »

are kaletra and truvada safe during pregnancy?

hello doctor, my wife is HIV+ and I'm HIV-, she just started taking kaletra along with truvada and she's having a hard time keeping the kaletra there anything that she can take with kaletra in order to help her keep it down. Also...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,The biggest health risk to your unborn sons is possible maternal-to-child HIV transmission. Kaletra and Truvada are considered reasonably safe during pregnancy. There are medications that can be used to help with nausea and vomiting (which might... Read more »

Kaletra - Metalic Taste

I've been healthy HIV for about 20 years, and been through several protocols. I've been on a single Kaletra for about 5 months. I've noticed about 3 hours after taking, my face burns like I have a fever, I have a metallic taste in...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I am confused by your statement that you are taking a single Kaletra-in the US the standard dose of Kaletra is 2 orally twice daily usually with 2 other HIV meds. A small minority of patients in my experience are sensitive to ritonavir with... Read more »

kaletra monotherapy

hello! first thanks for this great site, it has been such a great help for me since I've got tested hiv+ two years ago.I'm taking kaletra and combivir now for almost 2 years and everything is working fine, virus load undetectable, cd count...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello and thanks for posting. I am glad to hear that you are doing well on this regimen. Kaletra blood levels are raised significantly when it taken with food and this is why it is recommended with food. The news regarding Kaletra monotherapy is... Read more »
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kaletra side effects

Posted by brendaelisa, 4 Replies
Does anybody knows if kaletra's side effect is excesive diharrea.

My cousin has hiv-type 1 and we are giving him Kaletra but it is giving him a masive diharrea and he got a cut on his rectum.

He has diabetes is 44 yeras old. and all this is new for us... Read more »

Combivir & Kaletra

Posted by movingon
hello All

I am newly diagnosed , and it appears as if i have been infected for a few years without knowing because i have NEVER been sick. My doc reckons treatment should be started soon

I have heard good and bad stories about ALL HIV meds, and i am... Read more »


Posted by Got2Lift, 3 Replies
Next week I am begining monotherapy on Kaletra and have no idea of what to expect as far as how ill I will be form the meds. Please let me know any experiences you had with this med and how long they last. I would not be concerned however, I leave... Read more »


Posted by Lovinlife, 3 Replies
Has anybody taken kaletra? I just started it. Am wondering what I can expect....... Read more »