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Lopinavir and Ritonavir for HIV/AIDS

Lopinavir and ritonavir (Kaletra®) is a prescription medication that is approved only for use in combination with other HIV medications. This combination drug contains two protease inhibitors, and it works by blocking a process that the HIV virus needs to multiply.
 
This medication comes in tablet and oral solution (liquid) form. It is usually taken once or twice daily, but your particular dosage will be based on a number of factors, such as:
 
  • Your age
  • Which drug resistance mutations your particular HIV virus has developed
  • Your weight (for children).
 
(For more details on using this drug for HIV/AIDS, click Lopinavir and Ritonavir. This article goes into greater detail about how it works and explains some situations in which the drug may be used "off-label.")

Lopinavir and Ritonavir for HIV/AIDS

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