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How Long Does Kaletra Take To Work

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AIDS InfoNet

Clarithromycin (Biaxin)

...thinners, heart medications, seizure medications, and other antibiotics. Be sure your health care provider knows about all the medications and supplements you are taking. The protease inhibitors ritonavir (Norvir) or lopinavir (Kaletra) can increase blood levels of clarithromycin. Clarithromycin may change blood levels of zidovudine (AZT, Retrovir).
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kaletra truvuda timing

Hello,I recently had to switch my regimen from combivir/sustiva to Kaletra/truvuda. I have been having trouble sticking to a 12-hour interval in taking my daily doses. (I take 3 caps of Kaletra 2 times daily and 1 tab Truvuda once daily). Part of...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...Your life will get much easier when the Kaletra tablets become available to you since with these the need to take with food is reduced and there are no temperature issues for Read more »

How Quickly do drugs work?

My friend in Mexico was diagnosed quite late--after a bout with p.pneunomia and karposi's sarcoma. He is somewhat weak and not fully recoverd from the pneumonia. The Karposi's is small, but getting worse. He just started taking Kaletra and...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES'm happy to hear that your Mexican friend has found his way to antiretroviral therapy. The combos of lopinavir/ritonavir (Kaletra) and AZT/3TC (Combivir) should be very potent and if adhered to, should drive his viral load to undetectable... Read more »

New Kaletra

I have had a problem tollerating many of the hiv meds.I have had severe reactions most all of them. My Doc finally found a regemine that works(truvada and Kaletra) the manufacturer of kaletra capsules changed it to tablet form ever since i have...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Thanks for your post.As I understand the situation, Abbott Laboratories is discontinuing the production of Kaletra (lopinavir/ritonavir) capsules in favor of the tablet formulation. The street talk (as scientific as it is) is that the new Read more »

Switching to Reyataz from Kaletra "Miraculous" for Triglycerides

Although this is just anecdotal data, my triglycerides have dropped dramatically in less than 2 weeks after switching from Kaletra to Reyataz.I had written in a couple of weeks ago about my triglycerides shooting up from 200 to over 900 in a matter...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...drug being introduced and may limit future therapeutic options. As for the triglycerides themselves, about 15% of people on Kaletra get significant elevations that resolve as soon as the drug is discontinued or replaced. As Reyataz is an agent... 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 »
The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums

FAQs About Kaletra (Lopinavir/Ritonavir) From The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums

...Side Effects | Drug Interactions | Switching Formulations | Monotherapy Starting Treatment I recently started Kaletra. My viral load dropped from 4000 to 150 in two months. Is this good or should I have reached an undetectable... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet


... Antiretroviral Medications: These can cause diarrhea. This is often true with nelfinavir (Viracept), ritonavir (Norvir), Kaletra (lopinavir plus ritonavir), ddI (Videx), foscarnet (Foscavir), tipranavir (Aptivus) and interferon alfa (Roferon... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Drugs and the HIV Lifecycle

...PIs: Aptivus (tipranivir) Crixivan (indinavir) Invirase (saquinavir) Kaletra (lopinavir plus ritonavir) Lexiva (fosamprenavir) Norvir (ritonavir) ... Read more »
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How normal can ur life be with treatment?

Posted by roma2010, 2 Replies
...after a couple hours of work and i just can't keep up will treatment help me be stronger and not get tired as much? and for how long will i be able to do this?i also have to deal with customers all the time and im really concerned that treatment... Read more »

Possible infection

Posted by THR, 2 Replies
...the doctor right away. It is probably too late to do anything, but he went ahead and started me on Truvada once a day, and Kaletra twice per day, for 30 days. What can I expect? My emotions are all over the map. I have been so depressed the... Read more »

Just Started Meds

Posted by mkejb, 2 Replies
...Anyway, after my second back-to-back round of labs, my counts are pretty dismal, so I have begun taking meds. I am on Truvada/Kaletra. My question is what should I expect as I begin? I have been on them for 4 days now and I am having some... Read more »


Posted by exitrow, 4 Replies
I recently started taking Sustiva and Truvada after my numbers dropped significantly in October. I was very hesistant and wasn't prepared to enter the next stage, a major step, in this disease. I was fortunate not to encounter many of the horrific... Read more »