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Kaletra And Liver Discomfort

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Invirase

...treatment of high lipids. Lipid-lowering alternatives are Crestor, Lescol, Lipitor, and Pravacol (pravastatin), but should be used with caution. Data show that when rifampin is taken with Invirase/Norvir, there is significant liver toxicity in 40% of patients. The combination should be avoided. Methadone doses may need to be increased. Invirase increases levels of fluticasone (active component of Advair, Flonase, Flovent). Trazodone...
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discomfort

Hello BarbaraJust a quick question and easy question (for a woman of your talent). I have discomfort in my lower right side of my back, near 3rd lowest rib. Also on the front right rib at the same position. Sometimes I have discomfort in the mid...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...The problem with fatty liver is that most people have no symptoms to cause them to see a doctor. So it goes undiagnosed.I would suspect that your discomfort Read more »

Side effects in Truvada/Kaletra treatment

I began treatment a year ago with Combivir/Kaletra and did very well, with my TCell count rising from 200 to 429, and my viral load dropping from 322,000 to undetectable. I developed lactic acidosis and my Dr. took me off all meds for 2 months. He...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
...start on ART, it is not uncommon for them to experience a 'flare' of hepatitis B, both with symptoms and with a rise in their liver enzymes. This is an important consequence of therapy that requires that you promptly notify your doctor for an... Read more »

Side effects in Truvada/Kaletra treatment

I began treatment a year ago with Combivir/Kaletra and did very well, with my TCell count rising from 200 to 429, and my viral load dropping from 322,000 to undetectable. I developed lactic acidosis and my Dr. took me off all meds for 2 months. He...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The risk for lactic acidosis with Truvada (tenofovir + FTC) is likley less than with Combivir (AZT + 3TC) since Truvada lacks a thymidine analogue. There is actually more data on the use of abacavir substituted for AZT with generally good outcomes... Read more »

Diarrhea and Stomach Discomfort

I have been taking Kaletra and Combivir for 5 weeks now, and the diarrhea (sorry for being so graphic, but stools are orangy-yellowish, I guess because of the Kaletra gel capsules (tablets are not yet available where I live)) and stomach discomfort...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...This is the main dose-limiting side effect of the Kaletra. I would want to make sure that you don't have some bowel infection or other condition that could be treated more specifically. Read more »
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Taking Current Antiretroviral Drugs

...for the first two weeks) then 2 (200 mg; 1, 2x/day) No food restrictions. Skin rash, fever, headache, nausea. Watch for liver problems, especially if starting with higher CD4 counts. ** NNRTIs are metabolized by the liver, as are many... Read more »
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Lopinavir + Ritonavir (Kaletra)

...provider knows if you have any problems with your heart. How Does It React With Other Drugs? Kaletra is broken down by the liver and can interact with other drugs that also use the liver. Combining these drugs can change the amount of each... Read more »
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Kaletra

...Diarrhea is the most common and can be very severe. Rash, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, headache, muscle weakness, and elevated liver enzymes, a sign of liver damage -- this may be more common in people with hepatitis B or C. As seen with other... Read more »
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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 Read more »
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Discomfort under my arms

Posted by dotman32, 3 Replies
...Recently have noticed some discomfort under my arms .. not pain .. just dull discomfort. I don't see my PCP till mid September. At my appointment in early June my Read more »

throat discomfort & white spots

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hi, Has anyone ever had throat discomfort as if someting was stuck in the throat and white spots behind uvula which can be scraped off but they do not completely disappear. Read more »

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 »

kaletra

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