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Can I Take Kaletra With Combivir

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side effects of kaletra and combivir

I have been on the new drugs combivir and kaletra for about two weeks now.I wanted to know how long do the side effects usually last?Also is there anything i can take for the stomach cramps and gas?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
That combination often causes stomach complaints as you are experiencing. They usually will lessen after 2-4 weeks. There are some meds that can be given for symptom management (such as anti-cramping and anti gas meds) after a clinical evaluation.... Read more »

kaletra + combivir = ??

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...had a baby born in 14 years with HIV because of the meds, and so I wanted to make sure we were covered. I was originally on Kaletra , Combivir and Norvir , the only regimen approved for pregnant women. But Kaletra was so harsh on my system, I... Read more »
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Race, Sex and Pregnancy

...first time during their pregnancy who stopped taking their therapy immediately after delivery. Most (57.3%) used Viracept with Combivir, more than a fourth (26.7%) used Viramune with Combivir, and the rest (16%) used Kaletra with Combivir. Ten... Read more »
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...regimen Isentress (raltegravir) and Truvada Preferred regimen for pregnant women Kaletra (lopinavir/ritonavir) twice-daily and Combivir (zidovudine +lamivudine) Alternative Regimens... Read more »
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FAQs About Kaletra (Lopinavir/Ritonavir) From The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums

...region. Is there any connection between the Kaletra and these pains? I am switching regimens from Viracept (nelfinavir) and Combivir (AZT/3TC) to Kaletra and Epzicom (abacavir/3TC, Kivexa) due to resistance. I am concerned over the potential... Read more »
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Combivir & Kaletra

Posted by movingon
...effects, some dont. My intention here is to reach out to anyone who has tried or is currenlty trying the regimen of Combivir & Kaletra - how does it work for you ? I know combivir contains the dreaded AZT, but i have read accounts of people... Read more »

First Regimen = Sustiva + Combivir + Kaletra?

Posted by placation, 4 Replies
...but it would take forever to try to find those messages. So, here's my question and my issues... My doc subscribed Sustiva + Combivir + Kaletra this past Friday, though he wasn't there in person to answer my questions so I have held off on... Read more »

LABS....

Posted by wdhjlr
...2003, PROBABLY POSITIVE 8 -10YRS BEFORE THAT? CURRENT AGE 56YR. ON BOOSTED REYATAZ, TRUVADA GOING ON 2YR, AFTER SWITCHING FROM KALETRA, COMBIVIR DUE TO LIPO, METABOLIC PROBLEMS. CD4'S STAYING GOOD RANGE BETWEEN 300-500. IT'S MY VIRAL LOAD THAT... Read more »

kaletra

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