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Getting A Prescription For Kaletra

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AIDS InfoNet

Lopinavir + Ritonavir (Kaletra)

...Lopinavir is a protease inhibitor. The amount of lopinavir in the blood stream stays much higher if it is 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 Aluvia. Generic versions have been tentatively approved under PEPFAR (see Fact Sheet 475 ). ...
Ask the Experts

switching Kaletra from once to twice daily

Hi! I'm 30 and have started meds months ago with a VL of 98 000 and CD4 at 70. My combo is Kaletra ( soft-gels) twice daily and Truvada and I am now taking Septra until I get my CD4 up to 250. I got the results and I seem to be responding well...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...At this stage, once your viral load is below 50 copies/mL, I would feel very comfortable with switching your Kaletra to the once daily new Kaletra formulation. There is a slightly higher risk of drug resistance developing with the once daily Read more »

switching Kaletra from once to twice daily

Hi! I'm 30 and have started med months ago with a VL of 98 000 and CD$ at 70. My combo is Kaletra ( soft-gels) twice daily and truvada and I am now taking Septra until I get my CD4 up to 250. I got the rsults and I seem to be responding well...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
...The simple question is how to make the change: Just start with the next morning dose, 4 Kaletra tablets + 1 Truvada tablet, and repeat at the same time each morning, with food in all cases.The once daily Kaletra dose with Read more »

RE: Veins in hand and feet

Hi, Thanks for your answer to my previous question. I'm a little devastated that my doc prescribed the wrong combination to me ... This together with the fact that he didn't do vl lab last time, only CD4 (around 400), gets me in a bad position now....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Once a day Kaletra or Reyataz/ritonavir + Truvada are both reasonable regimens if there is no evidence of PI or much nucleoside reverse transcriptase Read more »

HIV Meds in Mexico

Considering moving to Oaxaca Mx, can I get my HIV meds there, even if I have to pay full cost? Currently on Kaletra, and Epzicom. Blue Cross Blue shield of Montana at the moment. I suppose I could keep an address in the US and have them shipped DHL...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...both available in Mexico. Getting them in Oaxaca city shouldn't be a major issue, though you may likely require a doctor's prescription. Since there are both a private and federal health system in Mexico, I'd recommend getting connected with... 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 »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

The State of Access to Kaletra

...resistance. Kaletra is prescribed only when clinical resistance has been diagnosed. But we don't have labs to demonstrate resistance. Prescriptions are restricted because the costs are so high. No one is treated with Kaletra in El Salvador or... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


... 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 Read more »

An Overview of Kaletra (Lopinavir/Ritonavir)

...headache, nausea. Drug and Food Interactions A doctor should be notified of any other medications being taken, including prescription, nonprescription (over-the-counter), or herbal medications. --> Clinical Trials Click here to search... Read more »
Connect With Others


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

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 »

New Drug - TMC114

Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
... Don't Let TMC114 Cost More Than Kaletra, Advocates Urge We may be only days away from an announcement that the U.S. has approved a new HIV medication: TMC114 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 »