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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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On PEP, Truvada Kaletra, Missed 1 dose of Kaletra

last night i missed 1 dose of kaletra and went to bed. When i woke up i continued as normal with dosing Truvada and Kaletra. I am 13 days in and started PEP 16 hours after exposure. Will that missed dose of Kaletra make a difference and allow the...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.Missing a single dose of your Kaletra won't have any significant impact on the effectiveness of PEP. Indeed, Kaletra can be taken once-daily, so should this happen again, I'd consider taking all of your meds... 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...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
There is no evidence that I am aware of (nor have I observed it in my own practice)that switching off Kaletra would help. Stopping the Zerit could though a switch to Emtriva for that specific purpose has not been studied much (more data on abacavir... 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...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
Coviracil and Emtriva are the same thing. So I am a littel confused. Are you just taking emtriva+ kaletra? Generally we need 3 drugs to treat HIV so just dropping d4T is a bit risky. Generally it would be replaced with either abacavir or... 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 »
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kaletra

Posted by Lovinlife, 3 Replies
Has anybody taken kaletra? I just started it. Am wondering what I can expect....... Read more »

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 »