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Should I Take Kaletra At The Same Time Everyday

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Kaletra

Brand name: Kaletra Generic name: lopinavir/ritonavir, or LPV/r Class: Protease inhibitor (PI) Manufacturer: Abbott Laboratories, www.kaletra.com , (800) 222-6885 AWP: $904.99/month for tablets, $420.95 for 160 mL solution Standard Dose: Two tablets (200 mg lopinavir/50 mg ritonavir) twice a day or four 200/50 mg tablets once daily for people with less than three lopinavir resistance-related mutations, as shown on a resistance...
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Taking Pills Everyday on Time

I have been perscribed Sustiva and Truvada once a day. I have not started yet, but they are sitting on the kitchen counter. I want to do as much research as possible before I start.The nurse suggested that I take them at the same time every nite...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.Fortunately, for many current drug regimens, the drugs stay in your body for quite a while (aka, have long half-lives). Because of this, there is a somewhat lessened requirement to take them precisely at the same time every day... Read more »

About Kaletra,Viread &Retrovir

Is it easy to develop a resistance to these drugs if they are missed a few times or takien at different times instead of the same time everyday.And how can I better tolerate these drugs since I don't feel very well when I do take them....
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
In general, resistance occurs when on-going viral replication occurs in the presence of drug. This occurs with regimens of sub-optimal potency, as with the one and two drug regimens of the past, or with inadequate levels of drug in the blood, often... Read more »

epzicom truvada,kaletra study

My brother has agreed to join the study in which he will be given Kaletra,6 pills daily along with either Epzicom or Truvada. He was diagnosed in March with cd4 of 164 & VL 755000. What is this study and do you recommend this? He has great...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Judi-Thanks for your post and caring about your brother's health.I can't be exactly sure which study your brother has agreed to, but the schema sounds like a very large ongoing clinical trial sponsored by GSK called the HEAT study. This... Read more »

Missed Kaletra doses in first 4 days

I was prescribred 1 pill of 200mg/245mg Truvada once daily and two pills of 200mg/50mg Kaletra twice daily for PEP. I started the treatment 4hours after exposure, however I mis-read the instructions and instead of taking two pills of Kaletra twice a...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.Clearly, you took half the optimal dose of the Kaletra PEP for the first days; there's not much to do about it at this time, nor are there any good data to suggest if and how much this could affect the PEP.Overall,... Read more »
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Posted by jimmyinvegas, 3 Replies
Is this a typical start?

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"Daily Vit. Can Thwart AIDS Progress" - NY Times

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply

Here the mainstream proves itself wrong yet again, but ignores the obvious implications of its own research in the following article, "Daily Vitamin Can Thwart AIDS Progress" - NY Times, July 1, 2004.

If a vitamin can prevent illness, then what's... Read more »