Question

Can l take aluvia and afroiza some time, is it the some medication

Answer

Thanks for writing. Aluvia (Kaletra in the US) is an HIV medication that contains two active drugs: lopinavir and ritonavir. Atroiza (with a "t") - also known as Atripla in the US - contains three drugs: efavirenz (Sustiva), emtricitabine, and tenofovir.

There is a potential major interaction between efavirenz and lopinavir. This combination can reduce blood levels of lopinavir which could affect its effectiveness. There are moderate interactions between ritonavir and efavirenz, and efavirenz and tenofovir, which could result in kidney damage.

Speak with your healthcare provider about your HIV regimen. Doctors are usually fully aware of these potential interactions and make dosage adjustments accordingly.

Thanks and be well,

David