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How Much Does Lopinavir/Ritonavir Cost

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An Overview of Kaletra (Lopinavir/Ritonavir)

low-PIN-a-veer, rit-ON-uh-veer Brand Name: Kaletra Other Name(s): Aluvia, LPV/RTV, LPV/r Drug Class: Protease Inhibitors Lopinavir/ritonavir, also known as Kaletra, is a type of medicine called a protease inhibitor (PI). PIs act by blocking protease, a protein that HIV needs to make more copies of itself. HIV/AIDS-Related Uses Lopinavir/ritonavir in capsule and oral solution form was approved by the FDA on September 15,...
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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 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 »

Drug Regimen

Currently I am on a regimen of Kaletra, Sustiva and Combivir--and have to pay 30% of all costs --I have been basically undetectable for the last several years and my Tcells stand at about 34%--I have asked my doctor several times about changing my...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Thanks for your post.The issue of the costs of HIV medications can really be difficult-- whether one's in the developing world or (as it would seem in your case) here in Read more »

Kaletra v Reyataz + RVR

If you have private coverage, I thought all PIs were generally tiered the same and thus have tier 2 copays (1 would be generic and 3 would be not covered or % copay). Is it common for an insurer to punish the patient for their doctor perscribing...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...GlaxoSmithKline, the makers of fosamprenavir have sought to level the copayment field, so to speak, by offering to cover the costs of the second copayment- a strategy that has saved many of my patients hundreds of US dollars in copays.Hope this... Read more »

azt lipoatrophy

What is the prevalence of azt lipoatrophy, and does it warrant change to tdf in resource-limited settings?
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...the first priority to get as many persons in resource-limited places on life saving treatment as possible. Given the large cost difference between AZT and TDF, most programs will continue to utilize AZT for first-line treatment; probably opting... Read more »
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No Rapid Selection of Resistance Is Observed When Lopinavir/Ritonavir "Monotherapy" Fails

...The efficacy of traditional triple-agent highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) is offset by cost, toxicity and the development of multi-drug class resistance in patients with virologic failure. Retrospective and prospective Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Fat Wasting and HAART

...nukes as monotherapy or in combination with the non-nukes efavirenz or nevirapine (Viramune). It is possible that ritonavir or lopinavir-ritonavir may have a protective effect on subcutaneous fat in some circumstances, but researchers are not... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

UNITAID, Clinton HIV/AIDS Initiative Reach Agreement With Generic HIV/AIDS Drug Manufacturers to Lower Prices

...average discount of 16% compared with 2008, according to Reuters (Hirschler, Reuters, 4/16). The agreement will reduce the cost of a generic, second-line regimen that contains tenofovir, lamivudine and lopinavir/ritonavir by 18% and 39% compared... 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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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 Read more »

What should I think?

Posted by motherinlaw, 9 Replies
I will try not to make this too long...my son called yesterday and told me his wife was not doing well. My HIV negative son and three HIV negative grandchildren may soon lose their HIV positive wife and mother. My son and daughter-in-law seem not to... Read more »

Cost of Atripla

Posted by kaoticv, 1 Reply
...university, which unfortunately pays only $1500 maximum per policy year for outpatient drugs. I have come to understand that Atripla costs close to $1500 per MONTH. Both our salaries are under $25,000. Anyone have any ideas? PS We live in... Read more »

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