What If I Take an Overdose of Lopinavir and Ritonavir?
It is not known exactly what to expect from an overdose of lopinavir and ritonavir. Lopinavir and ritonavir oral solution contains alcohol, and an overdose with this product could cause alcohol toxicity.
If you happen to overdose on lopinavir and ritonavir, seek immediate medical attention.
Lopinavir and ritonavir tablets should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Lopinavir and ritonavir oral solution can be kept in the refrigerator or at room temperature, although your pharmacist should store it in the refrigerator.
If you choose to keep the oral solution at room temperature, it is only good for two months. Keep both tablets and oral solution in an airtight container.
Keep lopinavir and ritonavir and all other medications out of the reach of children.
What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose of Lopinavir and Ritonavir?
It is very important that you not miss lopinavir and ritonavir doses. If you do not take the medication as scheduled, take the missed dose as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Be sure to tell your healthcare provider if you are having trouble remembering to take your HIV medications.
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
Last reviewed by: KristiMonson, PharmD;
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