What is Lopimune (Lopinavir/Ritonavir) used for?
Lopimune (also known as Kaletra) is a combination treatment for HIV containing the active ingredients Lopinavir (200mg) and Ritonavir (50mg).
How should I use Lopimune (Lopinavir/Ritonavir)?
The usual dosage of Lopimune in adults with HIV inefection is 800mg / 200mg per day. This can be taken as a single once-daily dosage or divided into two twice-daily dosages. Check with your doctor for your specific dosage as this can change dependant on age, other HIV treatments you are taking. Lopimune tablets are swallowed whole with a glass of water. They can be taken with or without food.
What are the side effects of Lopimune (Lopinavir/Ritonavir)?
Treatment of HIV infection with lopinavir and ritonavir can lead to serious side effects. These include diabetes or high blood sugar, changes to your body`s immune system, increased triglycerides and cholesterol in the blood, changes in body fat levels, increased bleeding, and sever skin rash.
More common side effects are gastrointestinal problems like nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. If you notice any other side effects while taking Lopimune, contact your doctor.
Before taking Lopimune make sure to tell your doctor if you have had any pancreatic or hepatic conditions (including hepatitis B or hepatitis C), have any heart problems, have low potassium in your blood, have high cholesterol, have hemophilia, or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.