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Why Kaletra No Longer A Preferred Regimen

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AIDS InfoNet

Lopinavir + Ritonavir (Kaletra)

...Lopinavir is a protease inhibitor. The amount of lopinavir in the blood stream stays much higher if it is taken with a small amount of 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 been tentatively approved under PEPFAR (see Fact Sheet 475 ). ...
Ask the Experts

kaletra truvada dose

can you take 4 kaletra and one truvada as one dose for PEP if you missed a dose of kaletra?
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...In brief, yes. Kaletra is approved for use as a 4 tablet, once-daily medication.BY 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 Read more »

Does Kaletra cause Lipo problems?

I know Azt, Zerit can cause Lipo problems. Does Kaletra also really cause this?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Kaletra may contribute to fat gain but generally has not been linked as much to fat loss. KH Read more »

Switching from Trizivir/Kaletra to Epzicom/Kaletra

I had been on the first combo for 3+ years but started to noticed real fat loss in buttocks, legs and arms and asked my doc to switch to new combo one month ago.The fat loss doesn't seem to have abated; it seems to be continuing. I thought changing...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...the component most responsible for fat loss. A switch to Epzicom (doesn't contain AZT) may help. It is unclear to me how much Kaletra would then be contributing to fat loss or that there would be any advantage to switching the Kaletra to... Read more »
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Test Positive Aware Network

Kaletra

... Common Name: lopinavir/ritonavir Brand Name: Kaletra Class: HIV protease inhibitor (PI) Standard dose: Two 200/50 mg tablets twice a day or four 200/50 mg tablets once Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

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

...On April 27, 2010, FDA approved a new dosing regimen for Kaletra (lopinavir/ritonavir) tablets and oral solution. Kaletra can be administered once daily (800/200 mg) in patients with less than Read more »
AIDSinfo

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 Read more »
Abbott Laboratories

Medication Guide for Kaletra

...adherence to directions for the use of a product are essential to its effectiveness. The text of the new Medication Guide for Kaletra follows. Medication Guide KALETRA ® (kuh-LEE-tra) (lopinavir/ritonavir) Tablets KALETRA ® ... Read more »
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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 »

kaletra

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

Combivir & Kaletra

Posted by movingon
...effects, some dont. My intention here is to reach out to anyone who has tried or is currenlty trying the regimen of Combivir & Kaletra - how does it work for you ? I know combivir contains the dreaded AZT, but i have read accounts of people... Read more »