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Kaletra Capsules Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is lopinavir and ritonavir (Kaletra Capsules)?
- What are the possible side effects of lopinavir and ritonavir (Kaletra Capsules)?
- What is the most important information I should know about lopinavir and ritonavir (Kaletra Capsules)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking lopinavir and ritonavir (Kaletra Capsules)?
- How should I take lopinavir and ritonavir (Kaletra Capsules)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Kaletra Capsules)?
- What happens if I overdose (Kaletra Capsules)?
- What should I avoid while taking lopinavir and ritonavir (Kaletra Capsules)?
- What other drugs will affect lopinavir and ritonavir (Kaletra Capsules)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Kaletra Capsules)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Kaletra Capsules)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. An overdose of Kaletra oral liquid could be fatal to a child.
What should I avoid while taking lopinavir and ritonavir (Kaletra Capsules)?
If you take Kaletra liquid and you also take didanosine (Videx), take the didanosine at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after you take Kaletra liquid.
Kaletra liquid contains of alcohol. Avoid drinking alcohol while using this medicine. Tell your doctor if you also take metronidazole (Flagyl) or disulfiram (Antabuse), which can cause severe nausea and vomiting when taken with Kaletra liquid.
Taking this medication will not prevent you from passing HIV to other people. Do not have unprotected sex or share razors or toothbrushes. Talk with your doctor about safe ways to prevent HIV transmission during sex. Sharing drug or medicine needles is never safe, even for a healthy person.
What other drugs will affect lopinavir and ritonavir (Kaletra Capsules)?
Many drugs can interact with this medication. Below is just a partial list. Tell your doctor if you are using:
- colchicine (Colcrys);
- fluticasone (Advair, Flonase, Flovent) or salmeterol (Serevent);
- rifabutin (Mycobutin);
- itraconazole (Sporanox), ketoconazole (Nizoral), voriconazole (Vfend);
- an antidepressant such as bupropion (Wellbutrin, Zyban) or trazodone (Desyrel);
- any other HIV /AIDS medications;
- a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven);
- cancer medicine such as nilotinib (Tasigna) or dasatinib (Sprycel);
- cholesterol-lowering medicine such as atorvastatin (Lipitor, Caduet) or rosuvastatin (Crestor);
- drugs that weaken the immune system, such as cyclosporine (Gengraf, Neoral, Sandimmune), sirolimus (Rapamune), or tacrolimus (Prograf);
- heart or blood pressure medicine such as amlodipine (Norvasc, Caduet, Exforge, Lotrel, Tekamlo, Tribenzor, Twynsta), diltiazem (Cartia, Cardizem), nifedipine (Nifedical, Procardia), verapamil (Calan, Covera, Isoptin, Verelan), and others;
- heart rhythm medications such as amiodarone (Cordarone) or quinidine (Quin-G);
- insulin or diabetes medication you take by mouth;
- narcotic medication such as methadone (Dolophine, Methadose) or fentanyl (Actiq, Duragesic, Fentora, Onsolis);
- sildenafil (Viagra, Adcirca), tadalafil (Cialis), or vardenafil (Levitra); or
- seizure medications such as carbamazepine (Carbatrol, Tegretol), phenobarbital (Luminal, Solfoton), or phenytoin (Dilantin).
This list is not complete and there are many other drugs that can interact with lopinavir and ritonavir. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor. Keep a list of all your medicines and show it to any healthcare provider who treats you.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about lopinavir and ritonavir.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Kaletra Capsules Information
- Kaletra Capsules Drug Interactions Center: lopinavir-ritonavir oral
- Kaletra Capsules Side Effects Center
- Kaletra Capsules Overview including Precautions
- Kaletra Capsules FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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