The below information on Kaletra has been taken from official FDA sources, but we cannot guarantee it's accuracy. Please use this site for educational purposes only. This site does not replace a proper discussion with your doctor.
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- Kaletra is always used in combination with other anti-HIV drugs to treat people with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Kaletra is for adults and children 6 months and older.
- Kaletra does not cure HIV infection or AIDS. The long-term effects of Kaletra are not known at this time. You may continue to develop infections and other complications associated with HIV disease.
- Kaletra does not reduce the risk of transmitting HIV to others through sexual contact or blood contamination. Continue to practice safe sex, and do not use or share dirty needles.
Side Effects of Kaletra
The most commonly reported side effects that are thought to be drug related are:
- abnormal stools (bowel movements)
- feeling weak/tired
- children taking Kaletra may sometimes get a skin rash
Who Should Not Take Kaletra
Together with your doctor, you need to decide whether Kaletra is right for you.
- Taking certain drugs with Kaletra could cause serious side effects that could cause death. Before you start Kaletra you must tell your doctor about ALL the drugs you are taking or are planning to take. These include other prescription and non-prescription medicines and herbal supplements such as St. John’s wort.
- For more information about medicines you should not take with Kaletra, and medicines that require dosage adjustments click on the link below to Kaletra’s approved labeling and patient information.
- Do not take Kaletra if you have had a serious allergic reaction to Kaletra or any of its ingredients, including ritonavir or lopinavir.
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