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Dr. William Singer
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Kaletra (Overview)

Kaletra is a protease inhibitor which is a kind of drug used for HIV (anti-viral agent, antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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What are any other uses for kaletra (lopinavir and ritonavir) except for hiv?

What are any other uses for kaletra (lopinavir and ritonavir) except for  hiv?

None: Kaletra (lopinavir and ritonavir) is specifically designed to treat hiv, there are no other diseases for which it is known to be effective. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
5 doctors shared insights

Kaletra (Overview)

Kaletra is a protease inhibitor which is a kind of drug used for HIV (anti-viral agent, antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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Can you use kaletra (lopinavir and ritonavir) and combivir when you pregnant ?

Can you use kaletra (lopinavir and ritonavir) and combivir when you pregnant ?

Yes: These medications are used to treat hiv. Antiviral medications are recommended in pregnancy in order to reduce transmission to the baby. There is no evidence that either kaletra (lopinavir and ritonavir) or Combivir cause harm. ...Read more

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How effective is Kaletra (lopinavir and ritonavir) for treating HIV?

How effective is Kaletra (lopinavir and ritonavir) for treating HIV?

Yes but not alone: Treats human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. HIV causes acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). This medicine does not cure HIV or AIDS, but combination of drugs may slow the progress of the disease. Must be used with 2 additional agents. Has diarrhea as a complication in almost every patient. ...Read more

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What are any other uses for kaletra (lopinavir and ritonavir) except for hiv?

None: Kaletra (lopinavir and ritonavir) is specifically designed to treat hiv, there are no other diseases for which it is known to be effective. ...Read more

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What are other uses for kaletra (lopinavir and ritonavir) besides treating hiv?

What are other uses for kaletra (lopinavir and ritonavir) besides treating hiv?

Not many other uses: Kaletra (lopinavir and ritonavir) is lopinavir/ritonavir, which are two protease inhibitors specifically targeted to the HIV virus. In some instances, a physician might prescribe Kaletra (lopinavir and ritonavir) for exposure PROPHYLAXIS (in combination with Combivir), which tries to PREVENT the patient from getting HIV if already exposed. Besides that, the medication has no other FDA approved uses. ...Read more

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If HIV positive started on kaletra (lopinavir and ritonavir)?

If HIV positive started on kaletra (lopinavir and ritonavir)?

Better meds now: There are certainly better regimens now a days than kaletra (lopinavir and ritonavir). In my opinion its a drug for the 80's. Its a large pill burden, associated with diarrhea and causes elevations in cholesterol. Please find a good board certified infectious disease doctor in your area. In regards to the number of meds...Its generally 3. Very rarely do we have to use 6 or 7 as was suggested by another physician. ...Read more

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Can you use kaletra (lopinavir and ritonavir) and combivir when you pregnant ?

Yes: These medications are used to treat hiv. Antiviral medications are recommended in pregnancy in order to reduce transmission to the baby. There is no evidence that either kaletra (lopinavir and ritonavir) or Combivir cause harm. ...Read more

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Taking PEP treatment truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) and kaletra for HIV exposure, on my last week, but today took afternoon dose 2 hrs late, will it affect effectiveness?

Taking PEP treatment truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) and kaletra for HIV exposure, on my last week, but today took afternoon dose 2 hrs late, will it affect effectiveness?

HIV prophylaxis: No - this minor deviation from your medication regimen will not have any effect... so don't worry. HIV PEP is "multilayered" as it is, plus you've already gone quite a distance with 3 weeks worth of medications. Do make sure you follow up though with the doc prescribing the medication later - I assume you have a follow-up appointment? ...Read more

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Is it okay to take Alli with my hiv meds kaletra (lopinavir and ritonavir) and combivir? I take alli at lunch and evening meal. I take my hiv meds at 9am and 9pm

This should be fine: I cannot find any interactions between these meds and orlistat (Alli). This combination may cause an increase in diarrhea as this is a documented side effect in both kaletra (lopinavir and ritonavir) and combivir, and the way Alli works, if you eat too much fat you will have diarrhea. I would still check with your infectious disease doctor though and make sure your viral load is staying low while taking this combo of meds. ...Read more

Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Lopinavir And Ritonavir (Definition)

Lopinavir|ritonavir is a protease inhibitor which is a kind of drug used for HIV (anti-viral ...Read more