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How Long Does Kaletra Take To Work

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An Overview of Kaletra (Lopinavir/Ritonavir)

low-PIN-a-veer, rit-ON-uh-veer Brand Name: Kaletra Other Name(s): LPV/RTV, LPV/r Drug Class: Protease Inhibitors Approved Use: Treatment of HIV Infection WARNING: Kaletra can cause serious, life-threatening side effects. These include liver problems, pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas), heart rhythm problems, severe allergic reactions, and life-threatening drug interactions. Contact your health care provider...
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Why is my doctor recommending Kaletra and Combivir to start?

hi there. I tested positive 3 weeks ago and just got my intitial blood work results back. My CD4 is 284 and my viral load is 98,000. The doctor thinks i might have been infected for 3-5 years and has asked me to come back in 4 weeks to repeat the...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello, and thanks for posting. Although the regimen of Kaletra and Combivir is still listed as one of the preferred regimens in the DHHS treatment guidelines, there are better options. Kaletra is a protease inhibitor combination of ritonavir and... Read more »

kaletra/videx/azt- leeway with time?

dear doctor Boyle,I am switching from sustiva/epivir/zerit because the combo was no longer working. my doctor will put me on kaletra/azt/videxEC.1) do I have some play time with this combination as far as when I take them (an hour or so before or...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

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

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
The regimen you will be on will be once a day for the Videx EC and roughly every 12 hours for the Kaletra and AZT. The Videx and Kaletra are relatively forgiving, the AZT less so. You should be as close to on schedule as you can but an hour either... Read more »

My therapy (Kaletra & Combivir) is working very well

Just wanted to drop you a line saying that my therapy is working very well. I've been diagnosed hiv+ one year ago. I'm taking Kaletra and Combivir since five months. All side effects (which really weren't that serious - some weak...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thank you for your post-- know that your words are of tremendous value to the many readers who are afraid of side effects, affraid to start medications. Let us all know who you do every few months-- there will be lots of interest.Good luck for... Read more »

Kaletra Long Term

Dear Dr. Henry, I read a recent answer from you in which you stated that you would suggest Kaletra for the person until the VL goes down and then switch to Viramune or atazanavir (sp?). I am resistant to Viramune/Sustiva and will be switching to...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Kaletra is an excellent drug due to its pharmacokinetic properties creating a high barrier to PI resistance. For persons without resistance who are fully suppressed, that high barrier to resistance is no longer as crucial as simplicity,... Read more »
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PeP (Truvada and Kaletra) 28 day cycle... Long Term effects?

Posted by Screen1001
Hello all, I just started taking Truvada and Kaletra 3 days ago to provent being infected. After I am done with my 28 day cycle is it common for the side effects to remain long term? Right now I have had a very upset stomach and nausia for 3 days.... Read more »

First Regimen = Sustiva + Combivir + Kaletra?

Posted by placation, 4 Replies
Hey guys (and gals). I am sure this has been addressed in some other post through some other thread in the past, but it would take forever to try to find those messages. So, here's my question and my issues...

My doc subscribed Sustiva + Combivir +... Read more »

How long should I wait for testing to work?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
My girlfriend watched a video in school saying that it could take ten years, while testing every five months, to determine if you have AID's. Is there any truth to that? Read more »

RE:how long meds work

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi pals. I was wondering if anyone on the regimen: Viracept+Combivir has any idea how good this regimen is. I want to know what's the average period of time some of you have been on these meds for. I've been taking them for about 7 months and on... Read more »