lopinavir/ritonavir solution - oral, Kaletra
GENERIC NAME: LOPINAVIR/RITONAVIR SOLUTION - ORAL (low-PIN-uh-veer/rye-TAWN-uh-veer)
BRAND NAME(S): Kaletra
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.Because this solution contains other ingredients (alcohol and propylene glycol), it is not recommended for use in newborns younger than 14 days of age unless your doctor thinks it is right for your newborn. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.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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