Compare Crixivan vs. Kaletra

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Crixivan (indinavir)

Prescription only
Treats HIV infection.

Crixivan (indinavir) is a good alternative drug used with other medications to treat HIV, but is not a first-choice treatment because of its side effects and many drug interactions.

Treats HIV infection.

Kaletra (lopinavir / ritonavir) is not commonly used to treat HIV because of its side effects and the number of pills you have to take daily.

Upsides
  • Can be effective at treating HIV infection if other medicines have not worked.
  • Kaletra (lopinavir / ritonavir) can be taken once or twice daily.
  • Tablets can be taken with or without food.
  • An oral solution is available if tablets are hard to swallow.
Downsides
  • Crixivan (indinavir) interacts with many other drugs. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before starting any new medications.
  • Crixivan (indinavir) can cause kidney stones so it's important to stay hydrated.
  • Crixivan (indinavir) might cause yellowing of the skin or eyes.
  • Crixivan (indinavir) can cause high cholesterol, triglyceride, and blood sugar levels.
  • Has more side-effects compared to newer medicines that work like it.
  • You may have to take up to 4 tablets to meet your required daily dose.
  • Interacts with many other medicines and supplements.
  • Can increase your risk for a heart attack.
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Dosage forms
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  • Pill
  • Liquid
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Side effects
10possible side effects
  • Abdominal pain
    17%
  • Kidney stones
    12%
  • Nausea
    12%
  • Elevated serum bilirubin
    12%
  • Vomiting
    8%
  • Back pain
    8%
  • Headache
    5%
  • Itching
    4%
  • Diarrhea
    3%
  • Acid regurgitation
    3%
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10possible side effects
  • Diarrhea
    20%
  • Upper respiratory tract infection
    14%
  • Nausea
    10%
  • Fatigue and weakness
    8%
  • Lower respiratory tract infection
    8%
  • Vomiting
    7%
  • High cholesterol
    7%
  • Bone, joint and back pain
    7%
  • Abdominal pain
    6%
  • High fats
    6%
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Risks and warnings
  • New onset or worsened diabetes

    Use of protease inhibitors

    ...and 1 more risk factors

  • Liver damage

    History of liver damage

  • Kidney stones

    Children

    ...and 1 more risk factors

  • Fat redistribution

    HIV treatment

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  • Liver damage

    History of liver damage

    ...and 1 more risk factors

  • Heart (atrioventricular) block

    Use with other QT or PR prolonging drugs

    ...and 2 more risk factors

  • Immune recovery syndrome

    HIV

    ...and 3 more risk factors

  • New or worsening diabetes

    Use of protease inhibitors

    ...and 1 more risk factors

  • Pancreatitis

    Advanced HIV disease

    ...and 1 more risk factors

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