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Kaletra Dosing Change With Viramune

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Kaletra

...Reyataz), there can be increased levels of cholesterol and triglycerides which may be associated with an increased risk of heart disease. Other possible side effects seen with protease inhibitors are lipodystrophy (body fat changes, including thinning of the face, arms and legs, with or without fat accumulation in the stomach, breasts, and upper back), onset of new cases or worsening of diabetes (see your doctor promptly) and increased...
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Truvada+Kaletra or Truvada+Viramune

Hi, I'm ready to start meds for first time and my Dr. has recommended two options for me. Truvada+Kaletra or Truvada+Viramune. I would like the option that has the least side effects and least toxic. I'm a little concerned with the possible...
Edwin DeJesus, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Edwin DeJesus, M.D., F.A.C.P.

...the side effects profiles are quite different. Kaletra has been associated more with gastrointestinal side effects, such a change in bowel movements, and alterations on your lipids, such as cholesterol and triglycerides. Viramune on the other... Read more »

Opinion about change of treatment

Hello Doc: I need your help. I have the followings mutations (Virco test):NRTI/NtRTI:74V,181C,184V,211K,214F,386INNRTI:103wt/R,135T,179D,181CPI : 41K,63P,77IEmtriva, Viramune, Sustiva: ResistenceEpivir,Ziagen: Minimal ResponseVidex: Reduced...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...Stopping AZT would be stopping an active drug, but it may be contributing to toxicity.That leaves 2 active drugs...Viread and Kaletra. NOw Kaletra as a fully active "boosted" PI is a very potent drug. There have been studies that show that... Read more »

switching Kaletra from once to twice daily

Hi! I'm 30 and have started meds months ago with a VL of 98 000 and CD4 at 70. My combo is Kaletra ( soft-gels) twice daily and Truvada and I am now taking Septra until I get my CD4 up to 250. I got the results and I seem to be responding well...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...resistance developing with the once daily dosing, so I would want to make sure the Kaletra is truly working for you before making the change. If you go ahead with this, just take the whole daily dose morning after the evening dose of the older... Read more »

switching Kaletra from once to twice daily

Hi! I'm 30 and have started med months ago with a VL of 98 000 and CD$ at 70. My combo is Kaletra ( soft-gels) twice daily and truvada and I am now taking Septra until I get my CD4 up to 250. I got the rsults and I seem to be responding well...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
...The simple question is how to make the change: Just start with the next morning dose, 4 Kaletra tablets + 1 Truvada tablet, and repeat at the same time each morning, with Read more »
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Abbott Laboratories

Medication Guide for Kaletra

...rosuvastatin (Crestor ® ) certain other antiretroviral medicines, such as efavirenz (Atripla ® and Sustiva ® ), nevirapine (Viramune ® ), amprenavir (Agenerase ® ), fosamprenavir calcium (Lexiva ® ) and nelfinavir (Viracept ® ) ... Read more »
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Invirase

...with an increased risk of heart disease. Other possible side effects seen with protease inhibitors are lipodystrophy (body fat changes, including thinning of the face, arms and legs, with or without fat accumulation in the stomach, breasts, and... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Treatment Guidelines

...include: NNRTI-based regimens Sustiva (efavirenz) and Epzicom (abacavir + lamivudine) or Combivir Viramune (nevirapine) and Combivir PI-based regimens Invirase (saquinavir) and... Read more »
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Rescriptor

...past. The original dosing schedule was 4 tablets three times daily (thankfully, no dietary restrictions). When the pill size changed, it came down to 2 pills three times per day. In general, this antiretroviral is not used to any great extent in... Read more »
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feeling insecure, scared and terrified of meds

Posted by movingon, 3 Replies
...medication pretty soon. Will these make me feel shit ? Will they diminish my energy levels so i cant hit the gym ?. Will my physique change ? I'm 6ft 4 and 228 pounds, in decent shape. Strong as an ox. I am so so so scared, even though i do know... 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 »

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 a lot of people saying that Kaletra Read more »

fear of medications side effects

Posted by Anonymous, 8 Replies
Hi all! Im one of those who just tested postive. My cd4 is 320 and as per my doctor Im on what you call "gray zone" level. Done with my baselines and all of my lab tests are negative. I may not be advise to take medications for the time being but Im... Read more »