lopinavir/ritonavir capsules - oral
GENERIC NAME: LOPINAVIR/RITONAVIR CAPSULES - ORAL (low-PIN-uh-veer/rye-TAWN-uh-veer)
USES: This combination product contains two medications, lopinavir and ritonavir. This product is used in combination with other medications to help control your HIV infection, thereby improving your quality of life. It also lowers your risk of getting HIV disease complications (e.g., opportunistic infections, cancer). Both lopinavir and ritonavir belong to a class of drugs known as HIV protease inhibitors. The ritonavir in this product helps the lopinavir to stay in your body. This effect builds up the amount of lopinavir in your body, increasing its effectiveness.This lopinavir/ritonavir product is not a cure for HIV infection, and it does not prevent the spread of HIV to others through sexual contact or blood contamination (e.g., sharing used needles).
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