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Raltegravir Dosages

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Lowering Dosage

I am on a regime of 1 truvada and four kaletra a day. The kaletra is causing horrific diarrhea. Would it be harmful to lower the kaletra to 2 pills once and then still take the truvada?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
In some patients Kaletra and Truvada can do a real number on the gut with persistent cramping/gas/diarrhea. Switching the Kaletra to twice a day dosing may help some (2 pills twice a day) but dropping the Kaletra to 2 pills/day total is not... Read more »

Concerned with Darunavir dosage

Dear Docs, I am a hospital pharmacist who does a lot of HIV care and meds review and came across a... Read more »

Overdose or normal dosage?

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AIDS InfoNet

Raltegravir (Isentress)

...with antiretroviral drugs in older classes. How Is Raltegravir Taken? Raltegravir is provided as 400 mg tablets. The adult dosage of raltegravir is 400 mg twice daily. Raltegravir may be taken with or without food. Merck studied a once-daily... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Isentress (Raltegravir, MK-0518)

...traditional approval for use with other anti-HIV agents in the treatment of HIV infection in adults on January 29, 2009. Dosage Form/Administration Raltegravir comes in tablet form and is taken by mouth. It can be taken with or without food. ... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Kaletra Once-Daily Dosage for Therapy-Naive Adult Patients

...adverse reaction profile and laboratory abnormalities observed in the Kaletra once daily study were included in this section. Dosage and Administration This section was modified to include dosing instructions for therapy-naive and... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Taking Current Antiretroviral Drugs

...restrictions. Cough, fever, upper respiratory infections, rash, sore muscles, abdominal pain, and dizziness. Can be hard on the liver. Dosage depends on other medications being taken. Integrase Inhibitor Drug Daily Pills (Adults)... Read more »
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