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Facts About Kaletra

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... Common Name: lopinavir/ritonavir Brand Name: Kaletra Class: HIV protease inhibitor (PI) Standard dose: Two 200/50 mg tablets twice a day or four 200/50 mg tablets once daily for first-time therapy (no once-daily dose if taken with Sustiva or Viramune). Three tablets twice
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Is switching from Kaletra to Isentress wise after latest data?

Hello Dr. Bob and as always, thank you for your input. I received the following article and was wondering what you thought, as I mentioned before, they are wanting me to stay on Kaletra and Viread, stopping my Invirase and instead adding Isentress...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Doctor Bob... Mommy of 3Feb 14, 2009 Hello Dr. Bob. I hope you are doing wonderfully well. I needed your input please. I am on Kaletra, Invirase and Viread. I am undetectable and my T-Cell count is over 1000. I am suffering from really bad kidney... Read more »

Atripla vs. Truvada/Kaletra

Quick history: diag 6/07. First labs = cd4 @ 298, cd4% 20 and v/l 262,000. 3 months later results are cd4 @ 372, 17% and v/l down to 145,000.The disappointing news is phenotype testing results are back and my virus is resistant to the ENTIRE...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...either set of numbers, I'd be thinking about medications.I'd agree that going from Atripla to Truvada + lopinavir/ritonavir (Kaletra; or any other boosted protease inhibitor) makes sense. There is a wealth of data on the use of tenofovir+FTC (or... Read more »

Switching from Trizivir/Kaletra to Epzicom/Kaletra

I had been on the first combo for 3+ years but started to noticed real fat loss in buttocks, legs and arms and asked my doc to switch to new combo one month ago.The fat loss doesn't seem to have abated; it seems to be continuing. I thought changing...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...the component most responsible for fat loss. A switch to Epzicom (doesn't contain AZT) may help. It is unclear to me how much Kaletra would then be contributing to fat loss or that there would be any advantage to switching the Kaletra to... Read more »

switching from Crixivan to Kaletra

Hi: I was on Crixivan and Combivir for over 4 years and responded very well with no negative side effects. My viral load broke through in the spring and tests show high level resistance to all those drugs. My doc has put me on Kaletra and Sustiva...
Susan Little, M.D.

Response from Susan Little, M.D.

University of California San Diego
...In fact, Kaletra has the best profile of activity against virus with complete or partial resistance to other Protease inhibitors of all of the Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Lopinavir + Ritonavir (Kaletra)

...taken with a small amount of 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... Read more »
The Body

Kaletra and Gemfibrozil (Lopid): A Match Not Made in Lipid Heaven

... The 15 people took a single dose of gemfibrozil. For the next two weeks, the 15 people took a regular twice-daily dose of Kaletra (lopinavir/ritonavir) When the two weeks were up, the 15 people took another dose of gemfibrozil. In all 15... Read more »

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 Read more »
Abbott Laboratories

Medication Guide for Kaletra

...adherence to directions for the use of a product are essential to its effectiveness. The text of the new Medication Guide for Kaletra follows. Medication Guide KALETRA ® (kuh-LEE-tra) (lopinavir/ritonavir) Tablets KALETRA ® ... Read more »
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Kaletra body changes..

Posted by Lovinlife, 1 Reply
...I recently started taking Kaletra. Has anybody experienced body changes on Kaletra? My doctor didn't mention anything about it but after looking on line, I see Read more »


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

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 »

New Kaletra Formulation.....

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Hello. I am looking at changing from Sustiva to Kaletra (My Nuke backbone is Truvada), however I have concerns about the side effect profile of Kaletra. I hear that the newer formulation Read more »