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Kaletra And Abdominal Discomfort

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Test Positive Aware Network


...up on your next dose. AWP: $996.44 / month for 500 mg tablets Manufacturer contact: Roche Pharmaceuticals, , 1 (800) 562-6367 Potential side effects and toxicity: Most common are diarrhea, abdominal discomfort, vomiting, and nausea. As seen with other protease inhibitors (except unboosted Reyataz), there can be increased levels of cholesterol and triglycerides which may be associated with an increased risk...
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In a Daze

I'm on Kaletra and having many side effects. I've tried Glutamine and Tums, but have resorted now to Immodium AD. It was helping, but now the problems are just tearing through it. I'm tired and my hands are shaking, I'm having pain in my abdoment...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...resistance tests (genotype and phenotype) and past history of medications already tried. The workup for causes of diarrhea and abdominal discomfort should include an assessment to rule out infectious agents (parasites and other germs).Good luck!... Read more »

Management of Norvir Side effects: Abdominal/Back pain

Are there any tip or tricks to managing abdominal/lower back pain related to taking Norvir?I take this drug I gelcap 2 times a day and am after one week experiencing relatively intense abdominal cramping and lower back pain which is about 8 on a...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Often no easy answer to managing ritonavir side effect. Checking to see if is possible to reduce the dose (some protease inhibistors only require 1 100 mg ritonavir dose/day) of ritoanvir can be helpful. Anti-gas, calcium supplements, fiber... Read more »

Abdominal discomfort & Stomach burning

I have been taking Zerit & Videx since Aug/00. Since June of this year and especially now, I have been suffering from GI related problems. I long for day that I feel well. Is there a special way I should be taking these Tablets? I take Videx 400mg...
John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Response from John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Duke University Medical Center
You are taking your medications properly. I am sorry that you are suffering chronically. Have you had a medical evaluation? Both Zerit and Videx can cause pancreatitis, so it is important to have your blood amylase and lipase levels checked,... Read more »

Pill fatigue from Fortovase

I was diagnosed HIV+ last February and started on 3TC,d4T and efavirenz 2 weeks after. I developed a rash about 2 weeks from the efavirenz and my doctor immediately switched me to Fortovase. My VL has dropped from 15k to 62 now, my 4th week on the...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

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

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
...too much still, consider changing to Crixivan (indinavir) + Norvir which can be given in as little as 3 pills twice a day or Kaletra (lopinavir/ritonavir) which is 3 pills twice a day as well, or Viramune (nevirapine) which is one pill twice a... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Taking Current Antiretroviral Drugs

...2x/day) Take within two hours of a full meal or large snack. In hot climates, keep refrigerated. Minimal nausea, diarrhea, abdominal discomfort. Tipranavir (Aptivus) 8 (250 mg, 2 + 2 ritonavir 100 mg, twice a day) Take with food.... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Lopinavir + Ritonavir (Kaletra)

...taken with a small amount of 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... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


... Common Name: lopinavir/ritonavir Brand Name: Kaletra Class: HIV protease inhibitor (PI) Standard dose: Two 200/50 mg tablets twice a day or four 200/50 mg tablets once Read more »

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 Read more »
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Kaletra body changes..

Posted by Lovinlife, 1 Reply
...I recently started taking Kaletra. Has anybody experienced body changes on Kaletra? My doctor didn't mention anything about it but after looking on line, I see Read more »


Posted by Lovinlife, 3 Replies
...Has anybody taken kaletra? I just started it. Am wondering what I can expect....... Read more »

New Kaletra Formulation.....

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Hello. I am looking at changing from Sustiva to Kaletra (My Nuke backbone is Truvada), however I have concerns about the side effect profile of Kaletra. I hear that the newer formulation Read more »

Combivir & Kaletra

Posted by movingon
...effects, some dont. My intention here is to reach out to anyone who has tried or is currenlty trying the regimen of Combivir & Kaletra - how does it work for you ? I know combivir contains the dreaded AZT, but i have read accounts of people... Read more »