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Kaletra Medication

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An Overview of Kaletra (Lopinavir/Ritonavir)

low-PIN-a-veer, rit-ON-uh-veer Brand Name: Kaletra Other Name(s): LPV/RTV, LPV/r Drug Class: Protease Inhibitors Approved Use: Treatment of HIV Infection WARNING: Kaletra can cause serious, life-threatening side effects. These include liver problems, pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas), heart rhythm problems, severe allergic reactions, and life-threatening drug interactions. Contact your health care provider...
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Kaletra /acid reflux medication

I have been taking Kaletra for about three weeks.When taking Kaletra you shouldn't taking any acid refux medication. I contact my G.I Doctor he stated that its a must that i continue to take my acid reflux medication just space it with the...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I sometimes try to see if the acid reflux can be managed with H2 blockers such as cimetidine or ranitidine. I have had a number of patients on Prevacid and Kaletra and they generally have done OK. We do try to space doses or check the lopinavir... Read more »

Zerit + Kaletra vs. Emtriva + Kaletra

After one year of treatment with Zerit + Kaletra + Covaricil I started showing lipoatrophy on my face. I asked the doc to change my regimen, but he only replaced Zerit with Emtriva. Is that good enough to limit the development of lipoatrophy or...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

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

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
I'm puzzled, Coviracil and Emtriva are the same medication, i.e., emtricitabine. If your doctor has you on the regimen you indicate, then you need to call him right away to discuss that.... Read more »

Kaletra and Hemodialysis

Can Kaletra be taken before Hemodialysis?...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello,Since the medications in Kaletra (lopinavir and ritonavir) are not metabolized by the kidneys (or the dialysis machine), there's no effect of dialysis on Kaletra dosing.BY... Read more »

side effect of Kaletra

I am 25 and have started HIV treatment. I am African but dark in complexion. Since I started the treatment,I have become more and more dark. I told my doctor about it but she doesn't think it's the medication(Kaletra), but I notice massive...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
Hyperpigmentation is not really a side effect of Kaletra. Of thae antivirals, it has been reported with AZT, so I wonder if this is one of your medications. I would also wonder if it is related to something else, such as a fungal infection of your... Read more »
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Use of medication Kaletra

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
WANTED "KALETRA" USERS

Individuals currently taking the medication KALETRA are invited to participate in a "quality of life" study, consisting of a brief telephone discussion. Confidentiality is guaranteed. Compensation of $20.00 (U.S.). Please... Read more »

Use of medication "KALETRA"

Posted by Anonymous
WANTED KALETRA USERS

Individuals currently taking the medication KALETRA are invited to participate in a "quality of life" study, consisting of a brief telephone discussion. Confidentiality is guaranteed. Compensation of $20.00 (U.S.) Please call... Read more »

Use of medication KALETRA

Posted by Anonymous
WANTED KALETRA USERS

Individuals currently taking the medication KALETRA are invited to participate in a "quality of life" study, consisting of a brief telephone discussion. Confidentiality is guaranteed. Compensation of $20.00 (U.S.) Please call... Read more »

Starting medication soon combivir/kaletra...

Posted by jimmyinvegas, 3 Replies
Is this a typical start?

combivir
kaletra

Then after 2-3 months he said he would put me on something else. Been positive for about 4 years (never on meds, they are on their way in mail), My current numbers are 528/140,280. Was up at about 690,... Read more »