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Know More About Kaletra (Lopinavir/Ritonavir)

Kaletra is an HIV medication composed of Lopinavir and Ritonavir. This medicine works by providing medical treatment to individuals with HIV by means of blocking the viruses’ ability to multiply and replicate. Taking this medicine prevents AIDS from developing. 

Uses of Kaletra 

Kaletra is a protease inhibitor. It functions by blocking a particular protein, protease, and disallowing it from helping HIV to spread and grow its number. Like other protease inhibitors, Kaletra assists the body’s immunity to fight the infection. 

Kaletra Warnings and Precautions 

Before starting your treatment with Kaletra, tell your healthcare professional if you have the following conditions. This is to ensure that this treatment is safe for you. 

  • Liver disease
  • Problems with your pancreas
  • Diabetes
  • Hemophilia
  • Low potassium levels
  • Heart disease 

This is no concrete evidence if this medicine is safe during pregnancy. However, discuss your condition with your healthcare professional before trying this treatment. 

Kaletra Dosage 

After your diagnosis, your healthcare professional will need to check for the following factors before giving out your prescription: 

  • Weight and age
  • Existing or underlying medical issues 

Dosage for adults: 

  • For adults weighing 40 kgs take, 400/100 mg of Kaletra
  • Consume your dose twice a day

Dosage for children: 

  • For pediatrics weighing 25 kgs take, 300/75 mg of Kaletra
  • Consume your dose twice a day 

Kaletra Side Effects 

Common Side Effects: 

  • Mild headache
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Tiredness
  • Diarrhea 

Severe Side Effects: 

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Weight loss
  • Pain in the muscles
  • Extreme weakness
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Lack of appetite
  • Dark-coloured urine
  • Pain in the abdomen
  • Blurry vision


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