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What Kind Of Food To Take Kaletra With

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Test Positive Aware Network


...tenofovir disoproxil fumarate Brand Name: Viread Class: nucleotide analogs (also called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, NRTIs, or nukes) Standard dose: One 300 mg tablet once a day, with or without food, and no food restrictions. Dosing frequency needs to be adjusted for people with decreased kidney function. Take missed dose as soon as possible, unless it is almost time for your next dose. Do not double up on your...
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Hi Doc,HIV positive CD4 78, viral count 38000 and on treatment combivir+Kaletra, feeling kind of like pregnent woman with morning sickness.My GGL is 130, trying to control my food intake in order to get the GGL back in normal. How to do it? Can I...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Not sure what GGL is (liver enzyme GGT?). Many persons even in the general population have fatty liver which can be worsened by some HIV drugs (hepatic steatosis). Treatment is frustrating but diet and exercise can help (I often refer to dietician... Read more »

atripla and my kidneys

Hi doctor Henry. Here is a question (or 2) from the Netherlands. First i want to say that i appreciate this website so much. I am on atripla now for about 3 years (first truvada and stocrin) and i am undetectable with about 800 t-cells. Before the...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...renal problems. If tenofovir (in the Truvada) appears to be contributing to the renal dysfunction then a switch is recommended. Kaletra + Kivexa (abacavir + 3TC) can be dosed once a day as can a number of other boosted PI based regimens. If the... Read more »

please help do i need to eat more?

hi am am 27 year old pos female. i have known of having hiv for 5 years. 3 years ago i started treatment which was sustiva & truvada & have recently in the last 4 motnhs changed the susitva for kaletra due to wanting to have a baby. my problem is...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
...Weight loss while taking Kaletra plus Truvada is rare, unless you have an infection or excessive diarrhea, or if your food intake has decreased or activity level has increased.If you want to gain weight, try to concentrate on "calorie-dense" foods Read more »

side effects kaletra combivir

Taking kaletra and combivir for more than 2 months now. Side effects persist: nausea very bad, stomach cramps, diorreah increasing, not supporting many types of food. Loosing weight. Very tired, exhausted in evening, at time already late afternoon....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Both Combivir and Kaletra can cause persistent gut complaints. Switching Combivir to Truvada or Epzicom (if HLA B5701 negative) is often an option to Read more »
Abbott Laboratories

Medication Guide for Kaletra

...Swallow KALETRA tablets whole. Do not chew, break, or crush KALETRA tablets. KALETRA tablets can be taken with or without food. If you are taking both Videx ® (didanosine) and KALETRA: didanosine can be taken at the same time as KALETRA... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network


...levels; dosing adjustment may be necessary to avoid withdrawal symptoms. Increase Kaletra to three tablets twice daily with food (recommended) when taken with Sustiva in people who previously took HIV drugs, especially protease inhibitors.... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet


...about one third of all cases of diarrhea cannot be determined. How Is Diarrhea Treated? 1. Change What You Eat : Some foods can cause diarrhea, and others can help stop it. Don't eat : dairy products (milk or cheeses) greasy or fried... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Lopinavir + Ritonavir (Kaletra)

...available in liquid form. The normal adult dose is 5 milliliters (ml) twice a day. Kaletra tablets can be taken with or without food. Kaletra liquid should be taken with food. Different doses are used in some combinations. Be sure you know how... Read more »
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Posted by running4it, 6 Replies
Im suppose to start my regimen tomorrow. I am nervous as hell. I have never taken any medication before. I dont know where to turn. Can someone please give me advice. some hope, some assurance that I will be ok? I have that hardest time swallowing... Read more »


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...Has anybody taken kaletra? I just started it. Am wondering what I can expect....... Read more »

Kaletra body changes..

Posted by Lovinlife, 1 Reply
...I recently started taking Kaletra. Has anybody experienced body changes on Kaletra? My doctor didn't mention anything about it but after looking on line, I see Read more »

New Kaletra Formulation.....

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Hello. I am looking at changing from Sustiva to Kaletra (My Nuke backbone is Truvada), however I have concerns about the side effect profile of Kaletra. I hear that the newer formulation Read more »