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Kaletra And Pale Stool

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AIDS InfoNet

Lopinavir + Ritonavir (Kaletra)

...Lopinavir is a protease inhibitor. The amount of lopinavir in the blood stream stays much higher if it is 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 Aluvia. Generic versions have been tentatively approved under PEPFAR (see Fact Sheet 475 ). ...
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Gut problems.

Hi. I am on a daily combination of Kaletra and Truvada with Septrin three times a week. My last numbers were VL 80 and CD4 127. I was diagnosed Aug 08.I seem to always have a minor cramp in my stomach. Nothing painful. And I can have quite a few...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Long term annoying loose stools and other gut problems are fairly common in persons in Kaletra and Truvada. Increased fiber intake (capsules or powder), calcium supplements, and active culture yogurt help some patients. Read more »

Diarrhea and Kaletra

Dear Dr,My friend has take Kaletra and other HIV anti-drug. His CD4 is 246. He gets diarrhea two times per day almost everyday even he tried to eat safe food. Do you think diarrhea is side affect of Kaletra? If so, how does he cope it? Before he...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Kaletra can cause diarrhea in some patients though there can be other causes that merit consideration. If the diarrhea is due to the Read more »

Switching from Trizivir/Kaletra to Epzicom/Kaletra

I had been on the first combo for 3+ years but started to noticed real fat loss in buttocks, legs and arms and asked my doc to switch to new combo one month ago.The fat loss doesn't seem to have abated; it seems to be continuing. I thought changing...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...the component most responsible for fat loss. A switch to Epzicom (doesn't contain AZT) may help. It is unclear to me how much Kaletra would then be contributing to fat loss or that there would be any advantage to switching the Kaletra to... Read more »

kaletra

i am currently taking part in a clinical trial where i take Kaletra and Epzicom. i am having problems with Kaletra's side effects including loose stools and gas. are there any steps i can take to lessen these effects or anything that has helped...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Taking Kaletra with meals, use of fiber or oat bran tablets, calcium supplements, and over the counter anti-diarrheal medications (such as Immodium) Read more »
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Test Positive Aware Network

Kaletra

... 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 »
AIDSinfo

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 »
Abbott Laboratories

Medication Guide for Kaletra

...adherence to directions for the use of a product are essential to its effectiveness. The text of the new Medication Guide for Kaletra follows. Medication Guide KALETRA ® (kuh-LEE-tra) (lopinavir/ritonavir) Tablets KALETRA ® ... Read more »
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Lexiva

...illness, such as shingles and TB, to a health care provider. Potential drug interactions: Not recommended to be taken with Kaletra. When taken with Sustiva, boost a once-daily dose of Lexiva with 300 mg of Norvir. Do not take with Tambocor,... 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 »

kaletra

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 »