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Should I Take Kaletra At The Same Time Everyday

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Kaletra

...while these two antivirals are similarly successful in patients who adhere to treatment, Kaletra was less successful than Prezista in maintaining suppression in those who miss doses over time. While it is ideal to take each dose each day, it is clear that this is not necessarily something everyone can do, and that has led to a second reason to reconsider the use of Kaletra. Finally, a few studies have shown that using Kaletra increases the...
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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 »

Timing of Kaletra/Truvada

I am on week three of a Kaletra/Truvada regimen. I was told I should take the meds at the same time every day (Kaletra twice daily, Truvada once in the afternoon).I don't always take Kaletra at the same time. Sometimes at 7am, then at 8pm, or 8am...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for your post.A couple of hours either way would be fine and really doesn't jeopardize the effectiveness of your medications.BY Read more »

epivir, kaletra, videx pediatric regimen

i have a pediatric patient who have been undetectable for over a year.now he is detectable at 1827 vl. he has home health twice a day. skill nurse gives him his morning dose of kaletra, videx and epivir at 0730 and his evening dose of kaletra and...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...would check a genotype if possible to see if there is any evidence of resistance so far. All of those drugs can be given once daily so a switch to once daily observed dosing will help resolve the issue of whether doses are being missed. KH Read more »

kaletra truvuda timing

Hello,I recently had to switch my regimen from combivir/sustiva to Kaletra/truvuda. I have been having trouble sticking to a 12-hour interval in taking my daily doses. (I take 3 caps of Kaletra 2 times daily and 1 tab Truvuda once daily). Part of...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...would argue that you should do the best you can with the timing, but the most important thing is that you take the Kaletra twice every day. For this drug a missed dose is probably a bigger problem than whether it is every 12 hours versus 10-14... Read more »
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AIDSinfo

An Overview of Kaletra (Lopinavir/Ritonavir)

...favor of the new tablet. Lopinavir alone quickly breaks down in the body. Ritonavir slows down this process and increases the time that lopinavir stays in the bloodstream.This medicine does not cure or prevent HIV infection or AIDS and does not... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

The State of Access to Kaletra

...access treatment? And we have so many people in rural areas. My village is 300km from Yaounde. How can people access these drugs? Everyday the need for treatment increases -- and the cost is the issue. Back to the GMHC Treatment Issues ... Read more »
Abbott Laboratories

Medication Guide for Kaletra

...) If you are not sure if you are taking a medicine above, ask your doctor. How should I take KALETRA? Take KALETRA every day exactly as prescribed by your doctor. It is very important to set up a dosing schedule and follow it every... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

New Kaletra (Lopinavir/Ritonavir) Tablets and Oral Solution Once Daily Dosing Regimen in Certain Adult Patients

...of patients receiving KALETRA tablets once daily as compared to 11% in patients receiving KALETRA tablets twice daily. At the time of discontinuation, 19 (6.3%) patients receiving KALETRA tablets once daily had ongoing diarrhea, as compared to 11... Read more »
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