Kaletra

(lopinavir / ritonavir)

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Treats HIV infection.

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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.

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Quick facts about Kaletra
  • Drug class: Infection
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Upsides

  • 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.
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Downsides

  • 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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How it works

Kaletra (lopinavir / ritonavir) is a combination of lopinavir, which prevents maturation of new HIV virion, and ritonavir, which enhances the levels of lopinavir in your body.

Quick facts about Kaletra
  • Drug class: Infection
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Dosage forms

  • Pill
  • Liquid
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What to expect when you take Kaletra (lopinavir / ritonavir) for HIV infection

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  • Possible side effects
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Headache
  • Muscle pain
  • Upper respiratory tract infection
  • Anxiety
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Side effect rates for Kaletra (lopinavir / ritonavir)

From 2612 clinical trials of Kaletra when taken for hiv infection
  • Diarrhea
    20%20%
  • Upper respiratory tract infection
    14%14%
  • Nausea
    10%10%
  • Fatigue and weakness
    8%8%
  • Lower respiratory tract infection
    8%8%
  • Vomiting
    7%7%
  • High cholesterol
    7%7%
  • Bone, joint and back pain
    7%7%
  • Abdominal pain
    6%6%
  • High fats
    6%6%
  • Headaches including migraines
    6%6%
  • Hepatitis and changes in liver function tests
    4%4%
  • Insomnia
    4%4%
  • Anxiety
    4%4%
  • Skin rashes
    4%4%
  • Inflammation in the stomach or intestines
    3%3%
  • Skin allergies, hives and facial swelling
    3%3%
  • Skin infections
    3%3%
  • Anemia
    2%2%
  • Decreased white blood cells
    2%2%
  • Indigestion
    2%2%
  • Pancreatitis
    2%2%
  • Acid reflux
    2%2%
  • Hemorrhoids
    2%2%
  • Weight loss
    2%2%
  • Loss of appetite
    2%2%
  • Muscle pain
    2%2%
  • Nerve damage
    2%2%
  • Dizziness
    2%2%
  • Erectile dysfunction
    2%2%
  • Menstrual bleeding problems
    2%2%
  • Changes in fat distribution
    2%2%
  • Eczema
    2%2%
  • Night sweats
    2%2%
  • High blood pressure
    2%2%
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Risks and Warnings for Kaletra (lopinavir / ritonavir)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • History of liver damage
    • Hepatitis B or C

    Kaletra (lopinavir / ritonavir) can damage your liver. Your doctor will draw blood tests to check your liver regularly. If you notice skin yellowing, dark urine, or abdominal pain, talk to your doctor.

Common concerns from people taking Kaletra (lopinavir / ritonavir)

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Interactions
  • Interacts with many other medicines and supplements.
Food
  • The solution must be taken with food, while the tablet can be taken without food.
  • Tablets can be taken with or without food.