Generic Name: Lopinavir/Ritonavir
|Strength||Per Unit Price||Price|
|200 mg/50 mg (60 tablets)||$3.08||$185|
CHEMICAL NAME Lopinavir and Ritonavir (lov PIN a vir and ri TOE na veer)
Kaletra ( Lopinavir and Ritonavir) is a combination of two drugs that are used to control the spread of HIV infection in the body. This combination therapy helps to decrease the amount of HIV infection to boost the immune function. As a result, you are able to fight against new infections in an easy way.
Lopinavir and Ritonavir belong to a class of drugs called as protease inhibitors. The Ritonavir is used to boost the levels of Lopinavir medication.
Common side effects of using Kaletra ( Lopinavir and Ritonavir) includes - Diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, upset stomach and dizziness.
However, much serious side effects may include -
Do not use the Kaletra ( Lopinavir and Ritonavir) if you are allergic to it or if you have certain health issues like - diabetes, cholesterol issues, hemophilia, coronary artery issues, tuberculosis, hepatitis, liver or kidney disease.
The same may cause effect on your foetus health. Thus, talk to your doctor if you are planning to become or are already pregnant or if you are breastfeeding.
Before you start using the medication - talk to your medical specialist about your underlying medical conditions or medications that you are already taking especially - Over the counter drugs or medications like Genvoya, Biktarvy, Trizivir, Emtricitabine, etc.
Questions and Answers | Lopinavir and Ritonavir
1. Can I drink alcohol with this medication?
Answer - Avoid taking alcohol or alcoholic beverages with the medicine. Talk to your doctor about the impact of the same on your liver health.
2. What if I miss a dose?
Answer - Avoid taking more than 2 doses to catch up on a missed dose. For multiple doses, talk to your doctor.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The knowledge provided is meant to raise an understanding of knowledge regarding wellbeing and does not recommend medication or evaluation. Such material is not a substitution for clinical medical treatment and can not be taken as suggesting or advising that it is healthy, acceptable or efficient for you to take the medication. Consult a health care provider and specialist for psychological therapy and diagnosis.