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How Long Does Lopinavir/Ritonavir Stay In Your Body

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An Overview of Kaletra (Lopinavir/Ritonavir)

...lopinavir/ritonavir. Patients should always take lopinavir/ritonavir as prescribed by their doctors. Contraindications Individuals should tell a doctor about any medical problems before taking this medicine. Possible Side Effects Along with its desired effects, this medicine can cause some serious unwanted effects. Individuals should tell a doctor if they have any of the following side effects: disease of the pancreas (symptoms...
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treatment for side effects of tenofavir|+3TC and lopinavir with ritonavir

Dear dr.I was recently started 2nd line medication from indian govt.Started on 24/10/2010. i had severe side effects like nausea, vomiting,diarrohea because of doctors stopped medication for 3 days and given the medication for...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Stomach side effects from lopinavir/ritonavir (Kaletra in US) are common particularly when starting meds. Often a variety of nausea or diarrhea meds need to be tried. Taking the meds with a meal and calcium supplements helps some patients. I would... Read more »

resistent to all nucs - need treatment recommendation

For 10 years I have been on nucs only - the rationale being that my t-cells were always stable and my viral load was not high enough for a genotype or phenotype. My doctor never liked this 4 nuc combo, but he inherited me with this drug...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...are stable on your current regimen and already resistant to all NRTIs so have little more to lose by staying on these drugs as long as your T cells are maintained. However, with your T-cells mostly less than 320 it probably is a reasonable time... Read more »


Hola Dortor Steve. Saludos Cordiales...Sabe he escrito muchas veces a este foro pero nunca me han contestado, bueno creo que es cuestion de suerte espero y Dios me otorge algo de su valioso tiempo. De antemano gracias.El dia 08-diciembre sali con...
Steven M. Natterstad, M.D.

Response from Steven M. Natterstad, M.D.

Frascino Medical Group
Hola amigo,Es una combinacin muy razonable, pero no se sabe "si es buena y si funciona" hasta que se la pone a prueba. Si ya no empezaras esta terapia, el primer paso de esta "prueba" debera ser hacerte los exmenes de resistencia a los medicamentos.... Read more »

How off schedule is off?

I was diagnosed as HIV positive in Nov. of 2000 and have been a on a successful regimen that includes Kaletra (3 pills 2x a day), Videx EC (400mg 1x a day) and Ziagen (300mg 2x a day). I have endeavored to be as faithful as can be to my pill...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

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

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
...or 5th dose.It is unclear at this point whether resitance is inevitable...some patients have been on the same regimen for as long as five years and are still doing well with it. Will they eventually have HIV resistance to their current... Read more »
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Predictors of Virologic Rebound on Lopinavir/Ritonavir Monotherapy

...rebound to more than 50 copies/mL. The OK studies (OK and OK04) had a similar study design, but included only patients with long-term (more than six months) virologic suppression before starting lopinavir/ritonavir maintenance therapy; in the... Read more »
The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums

FAQs About Kaletra (Lopinavir/Ritonavir) From The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums managing my triglycerides and cholesterol with diet, exercise and fish oil. Is it OK for me to stay on this monotherapy as long as it's working? I recently read about a study that suggested Kaletra might effectively fight HIV without the... Read more »
The Well Project


...lead to malnutrition (not getting enough nutrients from your food). Diarrhea sometimes prevents food from staying in your gut long enough for your body to absorb the nutrients it needs. Also, if your gut is damaged by the virus, it cannot absorb... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Lopinavir + Ritonavir (Kaletra)

...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... Read more »
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Posted by motherinlaw, 3 Replies
...where this will lead, but she is going to go stay with her mother who will "nag" her to take her meds. This does not seem lke a long term solution unless she intends to stay with her mother. The doctors strongly advised her to stay in the... Read more »


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What should I think?

Posted by motherinlaw, 9 Replies
...I will try not to make this too son called yesterday and told me his wife was not doing well. My HIV negative son and three HIV negative grandchildren may Read more »

New Owners at The Body

Posted by TheBody I want to be the first to tell you about an exciting development here that will allow us to expand the resources we've long been proud to be able to provide to the HIV community. On Sept. 3, Body Health Resources Corporation --... Read more »