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What Is Lopinavir/Ritonavir Used For

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An Overview of Kaletra (Lopinavir/Ritonavir)

low-PIN-a-veer, rit-ON-uh-veer Brand Name: Kaletra Other Name(s): Aluvia, LPV/RTV, LPV/r Drug Class: Protease Inhibitors Lopinavir/ritonavir, also known as Kaletra, is a type of medicine called a protease inhibitor (PI). PIs act by blocking protease, a protein that HIV needs to make more copies of itself. HIV/AIDS-Related Uses Lopinavir/ritonavir in capsule and oral solution form was approved by the FDA on September 15,...
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treatment for side effects of tenofavir|+3TC and lopinavir with ritonavir

Dear dr.I was recently started 2nd line medication from indian govt.Started on 24/10/2010. i had severe side effects like nausea, vomiting,diarrohea because of lopinavir.here doctors stopped medication for 3 days and given the medication for...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Stomach side effects from lopinavir/ritonavir (Kaletra in US) are common particularly when starting meds. Often a variety of nausea or diarrhea meds need to be tried. Taking the meds with a meal and calcium supplements helps some patients. I would... Read more »

LAMIVUDINA/ZIDOBUDINA/LOPINAVIR-RITONAVIR

Hola Dortor Steve. Saludos Cordiales...Sabe he escrito muchas veces a este foro pero nunca me han contestado, bueno creo que es cuestion de suerte espero y Dios me otorge algo de su valioso tiempo. De antemano gracias.El dia 08-diciembre sali con...
Steven M. Natterstad, M.D.

Response from Steven M. Natterstad, M.D.

Frascino Medical Group
Hola amigo,Es una combinacin muy razonable, pero no se sabe "si es buena y si funciona" hasta que se la pone a prueba. Si ya no empezaras esta terapia, el primer paso de esta "prueba" debera ser hacerte los exmenes de resistencia a los medicamentos.... 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 »

crushing medications

Can Kaletra and Truvada be crushed or dissolved in water?
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.Kaletra (lopinavir/ritonavir) cannot be crushed, since it is a capsule. The medication can be obtained as a (terrible tasting) elixir though.Truvada (tenofovir/FTC) can be crushed if necessary.BY Read more »
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Lopinavir/Ritonavir (Kaletra)

Brand Name: Kaletra Clase de medicamento: Inhibidor de la proteasa El lopinavir/ritonavir, tambiĆ©n conocido como Kaletra, es un tipo de medicamento antirretroviral llamado inhibidor de la proteasa (PI). Los PI obran mediante... Read more »
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Lopinavir + Ritonavir (Kaletra)

...ritonavir, another protease inhibitor. See Fact Sheet 442 for more information on ritonavir. Kaletra® is a combination of lopinavir and ritonavir in the same tablet. In developing countries, Kaletra is sold as Aluvia. Generic versions have... Read more »
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908 Plus Lopinavir/Ritonavir Does Not Appear to Be a Viable Regimen for HIV-Infected Patients

...in this study. In fact, the amprenavir and ritonavir concentrations observed in this study in the 908/ritonavir arm, and the lopinavir and ritonavir concentrations in the lopinavir/ritonavir arm were similar to what has already been published... Read more »
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Predictors of Virologic Rebound on Lopinavir/Ritonavir Monotherapy

In Abbott study M03-613 1 lopinavir/ritonavir (LPV/r, Kaletra) monotherapy after an induction treatment of lopinavir/ritonavir + zidovudine/lamivudine (AZT/3TC, Combivir) was compared with a standard regimen of zidovudine/lamivudine + efavirenz... Read more »
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New Drug - TMC114

Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
Don't Let TMC114 Cost More Than Kaletra, Advocates Urge We may be only days away from an announcement that the U.S. has approved a new HIV medication: TMC114 (darunavir), a protease inhibitor that may be especially helpful for people with... Read more »

about to start treatment

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
hi. kinda scared.. about to start treatment. My dr wants to use an induction/maintenance strategy starting with an intense four-drug Kaletra (LPV/r, lopinavir/ritonavir)-based regimen along with Combivir [AZT/3TC] + Viread [tenofovir]. can you tell... 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 »

What should I think?

Posted by motherinlaw, 9 Replies
I will try not to make this too long...my son called yesterday and told me his wife was not doing well. My HIV negative son and three HIV negative grandchildren may soon lose their HIV positive wife and mother. My son and daughter-in-law seem not to... Read more »