Kaletra

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.


    Brand Name:Kaletra
    Generic: Lopinavir, Ritonavir
    Availability:Prescription
This drug was approved by the FDA in one form or another on:
2000-09-15 ,
This drug is made in one form or another by the following companies:
Abbott Pharmaceuticals
This drug is available in the following forms:
Tablets, Capsules and Oral Solutions
View the actual FDA approved label for this drug at the following links:
http://www.fda.gov/cder/foi/label/2007/021226s020lbl.pdf

About Kaletra

  • 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)
  • diarrhea
  • feeling weak/tired
  • headache
  • nausea
  • 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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Recent Forum Posts on Kaletra

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I have been asked to get into a protocol with kaletra, my cd4 are 945 and I am under 50 copies.Shoul I risk my health to this study or should I keep taking my present medications which is trizivir.
What are the risk I would have to go trhu?
Any comment may help me to make my mind If I should or not get involved in this study
e.mail to hectordance@hotmail.com
thank you


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Kaletra is very hard on the atomach,it's like taking a hig powered laxative.


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