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Is Kaletra Plus Combivir A Good Combination

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AIDS InfoNet

Combination Medications

...make their medications easier to take. Part of this effort has been to combine more than one medication in a single pill. These combinations are referred to as fixed-dose combinations, or FDCs. The first FDC to treat HIV was Combivir by ViiV Healthcare. Combivir contains two nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitors. This was followed by Trizivir, also by ViiV Healthcare, which includes 3 nukes. Some antiviral products are only...
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side effects of kaletra and combivir

I have been on the new drugs combivir and kaletra for about two weeks now.I wanted to know how long do the side effects usually last?Also is there anything i can take for the stomach cramps and gas?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...That combination often causes stomach complaints as you are experiencing. They usually will lessen after 2-4 weeks. There are some meds that Read more »

zoloft and kaletra/combivir .are they safe togrther?

i am takeingkaletra and combivir.is it safeto mix?
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...Yes, Kaletra and Combivir are safe to take along with Zoloft, which is an antidepressant that is safe when combined with most other drugs. Read more »

zidovudine, didanosine, kaletra

Is the above combination suitable for one considered to be resistant to combivir and effavirenz? I have come across these in the internet. My doctor thinks I could be resistant to combivir and effavirenz. I have been on them for 2 years. Due to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...zidovudine is one of the components of Combivir (zidovudine plus 3TC). I would suggest Truvada (tenofovir plus emtricitabine) plus Kaletra plus abacavir. The reason to add the abacavir is because Combivir contains 3TC and if you are resistant to... Read more »

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 Read more »
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The Well Project

HIV Treatment Guidelines

...regimen Isentress (raltegravir) and Truvada Preferred regimen for pregnant women Kaletra (lopinavir/ritonavir) twice-daily and Combivir (zidovudine +lamivudine) Alternative Regimens... Read more »
The Body

STEP 6: Choosing the Right HIV Treatment

...meds) Reyataz plus Norvir plus Truvada Prezista plus Norvir plus Truvada Isentress plus Truvada Twice-daily Kaletra plus Combivir (for pregnant women) Each of these treatment combinations includes at least one drug from two different types,... 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 »
Test Positive Aware Network

Truvada

...durable and long-lasting -- earning it a place on the treatment guidelines preferred regimen backbones. And like the other combos, combining the drugs extends their patent life for the company -- an added incentive beyond the convenience of... Read more »
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feeling insecure, scared and terrified of meds

Posted by movingon, 3 Replies
Its been 4 weeks since i got the worst phone call of my life, and i have had 2 weeks of knowing what my initial CD4 and v/l is, 284 and 98,000. How come i still feel strong ? i haven't even had a cold. I hit the gym EVERY day and have been eating... Read more »

Thanks for your support and any more advice?

Posted by motherinlaw, 3 Replies
I want to thank everyone for their support and help. I posted this in response to my own previous posting and felt it might have gotten lost in the shuffle and so am reposting. I have just spoken to my son again. He was finally able to convince... 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 »

about to start treatment

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...induction/maintenance strategy starting with an intense four-drug Kaletra (LPV/r, lopinavir/ritonavir)-based regimen along with Combivir [AZT/3TC] + Viread [tenofovir]. can you tell me side effects with these? also is facial lipotrophy a side... Read more »