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Adverse Reaction To Lopinavir/Ritonavir

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An Overview of Kaletra (Lopinavir/Ritonavir)

low-PIN-a-veer, rit-ON-uh-veer Brand Name: Kaletra Other Name(s): Aluvia, LPV/RTV, LPV/r Drug Class: Protease Inhibitors Lopinavir/ritonavir, also known as Kaletra, is a type of medicine called a protease inhibitor (PI). PIs act by blocking protease, a protein that HIV needs to make more copies of itself. HIV/AIDS-Related Uses Lopinavir/ritonavir in capsule and oral solution form was approved by the FDA on September 15,...
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treatment for side effects of tenofavir|+3TC and lopinavir with ritonavir

Dear dr.I was recently started 2nd line medication from indian govt.Started on 24/10/2010. i had severe side effects like nausea, vomiting,diarrohea because of lopinavir.here doctors stopped medication for 3 days and given the medication for...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Stomach side effects from lopinavir/ritonavir (Kaletra in US) are common particularly when starting meds. Often a variety of nausea or diarrhea meds need to be tried. Taking the meds with a meal and calcium supplements helps some patients. I would... Read more »

Drug Resistance

Kindly find my result for HIV drug resistance, kindly advice what should I use? Consider i dont have specialists in HIV in my country Integrase Inhibitors Raltegravir (Isentress) no evidence of resistanceNon-nucleoside Reverse...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
...order of previous regimens, and the viral load and CD4 cell results with each treatment, as well as any side effects and other adverse reactions to the drugs, and other treatments and OIs presently or in the past.It would also be useful to repeat... Read more »

adverse reaction to HIV meds

On 2-5-03 the doctor I was working with stuck me with an HIV+ needle. The doctors I was sent to through workman's compensation treated me like all of the adverse reactions I was having were all in my head. When I presented the doctor with the...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Many if not most persons taking triple HIV meds for post-exposure prophylaxis will experience at least annoying side effects. Though some of the side effects may be due to mitochondrial toxicity it would be highly unusual to have severe... Read more »

Adverse Reaction to Topical Testosterone

My doctor had prescribed a topical testosterone product for me as my free testosterone levels were low. Shortly there after I broke out in hives and acne. Well, I stopped the testosterone a week and a half ago and the acne is going away but, the...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
You may have had an allergic reaction to the patch and it may take sometime for all of the causative agent to be eliminated. There are effective ways to blunt allergic reactions (including oral steroids) and if you are still having problems you... Read more »
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U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Kaletra (Lopinavir/Ritonavir) Package Insert Revision Regarding Drug-Drug Interaction Information

...was revised to state: If they are receiving sildenafil, tadalafil, or vardenafil they may be at increased risk of associated adverse reactions including hypotension, visual changes, and sustained erection, and should promptly report any... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

New Kaletra (Lopinavir/Ritonavir) Tablets and Oral Solution Once Daily Dosing Regimen in Certain Adult Patients

...daily had ongoing diarrhea, as compared to 11 (3.7%) patients receiving KALETRA tablets twice daily. Discontinuations due to any adverse reaction occurred in 4.3% of patients receiving KALETRA tablets once daily compared to 7.0% in patients... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Kaletra (Lopinavir and Ritonavir) Labeling Revisions

...The Kaletra (lopinavir and ritonavir), Soft Gel Capsules and Oral Solution, labeling has been revised to include long-term (week 144-204) efficacy and safety results Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Lopinavir + Ritonavir (Kaletra)

...ritonavir, another protease inhibitor. See Fact Sheet 442 for more information on ritonavir. Kaletra® is a combination of lopinavir and ritonavir in the same tablet. In developing countries, Kaletra is sold as Aluvia. Generic versions have... Read more »
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Posted by Blixer, 6 Replies
You all know what a rough time I've had the past five weeks. I'm still having some significant pain in my feet mainly now and I"ve still got the rash. I'm not back on meds yet. But I got the first results from my blood work after being on meds.... Read more »

I just started taking meds...

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
and would love some feedback from people. I was poz for 3 yrs before needing to begin and since I am moving to Costa Rica in the fall I thought 'no time like the present' to get myself trhough all the possible side effects. Well- they have begun. ... Read more »

Decisions, decisions....

Posted by Blixer, 4 Replies
Hello everyone! I've kind of been out of the loop and out of sorts the past couple of weeks with my meds issues. And now I've got decisions to make. Up to this point I had researched everything out and I knew what I wanted to do in terms of meds.... Read more »