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How Long Does Lopinavir/Ritonavir 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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Lopinavir/Ritonavir

Dear doctor,I'm currently working in Cambodia and I have an Cambodian girlfriend. I know her a long time and we always had safer sex.Unfortunatel, yesterday it went wrong and the condom broke and to be honest, the HIV rate in this country is...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello Peter and thanks for posting.You're on an appropriate nPEP regimen and planned duration. Lopinavir/ritonavir (Kaletra, Alluvia) is associated with gastrointestinal side effects (nausea, diarrhea). Lamivudine/zidovudine is associated... Read more »

Side effects of Lopinavir/Ritonavir

Dear Dr HenryI am a practising HIV clinician in South Africa and am unsure as to how to attribute dyslipidaemia to solely the use of Lopinavir/Ritonavir or other causes. Is there a time frame when this drug can be excluded as a causative agent? How...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The effect of lopinavir/ritonavir is usually most profound on the triglycerides followed by cholesterol levels. Knowing the baseline lipid levels before starting a regimen and then the levels 1-3 months after starting usually is sufficient. If only... Read more »

LAMIVUDINA/ZIDOBUDINA/LOPINAVIR-RITONAVIR

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... Read more »

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 lopinavir.here 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 »
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ritonavir

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ritonavir (Norvir) capsules and will be affected by the imminent
change to liquid ritonavir. I'm a reporter working on a story for
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How long should I wait for testing to work?

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RE:how long meds work

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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 »

How long does it take for meds to work?

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After one month on HAAART my loved ones counts are, in comparison to 100000 viral load and cd of under 20, the viral load is now 325 and cd4 is 35. I've heard it takes 3-6 months to get the viral load undetectable and longer to get the cd4 back over... Read more »