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Lopinavir / Ritonavir

Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
Antiretroviral Agent Kaletra® Adult, Children

Lopinavir / Ritonavir - Dosage and How to Use

How should Lopinavir / Ritonavir be used?

Kaletra is usually taken twice daily. It is usually given in combination with other antiretroviral agents, to achieve significant decrease in viral multiplication.

Kaletra oral solution should be taken with food. High fat meal increases absorption.

Kaletra tablets can be taken with or without food

If you or your child is taking Kaletra together with Didanosine, administer them at least two hours apart from each other.

Do not cut or crush the tablets as this might reduce the efficacy of the medicine.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

Missing doses makes Kaletra less effective and may also make the virus resistant to Kaletra and other possible antiretroviral agents.

If you forgot to administer the medication within 4 hours, take the dose as soon as you remember and then continue to take it as per normal. Otherwise, skip the missed dose and take the next dose at the usual time. Do not double or increase the dose.

If you or your child vomits within 15 minutes of administration, take another dose if possible.

What should I do if I overdose?

  • Updated on Wednesday, September 27, 2017
  • Article contributed by Pharmacy Department KK Women's and Children's Hospital

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