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What Kind Of Food To Take Kaletra With

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Brand name: Kaletra Generic name: lopinavir/ritonavir, or LPV/r Class: Protease inhibitor (PI) Manufacturer: Abbott Laboratories, , (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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Half an hour between food and kaletra

I take Kaletra and Trizivir. I've started taking them about half an hour after eating as I feel less bloated than if I take them immediately after the meal. I've been thinking that my stomach would still have food in it so it...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
This should not be a problem at all. Although it is true that the absorption of Kaletra is a bit better with food, the margin of safety (or therapeutic index) with Kaletra is so high under most circumstances that you have a lot of flexibility... Read more »

re kaletra without food

Thanks for your answer. Next problem :- if my wife was to take her kaletra, epivir and zerit straight after a light meal what would the effect be on the zerit and epivir? I guess what i need to know is what's best for this combination ? thanks...
Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

Response from Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

University of Utah, School of Medicine
Hi, Dr. Little referred your question to me. Epivir and Zerit can be taken without regards to food. That is, they are essentially equal whether taken with food or without. So, if the combination involves Kaletra as the third drug, the recommended... Read more »

Kaletra with food?

A similar question as the one on Viread.I have received conflicting advice from my doctor and my pharmacist on whether Kaletra has to be take with food to be absorbed properly. One say yes; one says no. I know food makes it more tolerable on the...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.Kaletra should be taken with food to obtain optimal drug absorption. From one review article: "Bioavailability of lopinavir administered in either the capsule or the liquid lopinavir/ritonavir formulation can be increased... Read more »

Kaletra without food

My wife has been on Haart for 6 months Epivir, Zerit and Kaletra and VL has dropped from 361000 to approx 1000 . She has a small meal at approx 9am then has Meds at 11am again she has a light meal at about 7pm and meds at 11pm. Is this ok?...
Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

Response from Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

University of Utah, School of Medicine
In general, it is better to have some food with Kaletra. Ritonavir (part of the Kaletra combinatin), has 13% higher blood levels if taken with food than on an empty stomach, and more important, is better tolerated. For Kaletra, it is as a combined... Read more »
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kaletra side effects

Posted by brendaelisa, 4 Replies
Does anybody knows if kaletra's side effect is excesive diharrea.

My cousin has hiv-type 1 and we are giving him Kaletra but it is giving him a masive diharrea and he got a cut on his rectum.

He has diabetes is 44 yeras old. and all this is new for us... Read more »


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

First Regimen = Sustiva + Combivir + Kaletra?

Posted by placation, 4 Replies
Hey guys (and gals). I am sure this has been addressed in some other post through some other thread in the past, but it would take forever to try to find those messages. So, here's my question and my issues...

My doc subscribed Sustiva + Combivir +... Read more »

The meds and food

hey ya all I started taking ziagen about 10 weeks ago I also take kaletra and viread but about 4 weeks ago I started getting migraine headaches about 1 a week they seem to last 12 hours any way my doctor said it was not the Ziagen it was something i... Read more »