Kaletra – Lopinavir 200mg and Ritonavir 50mg. Coronavirus COVID-19 prevention

Generic Kaletra is a medicine created as a cure for people with HIV-1 comprising grownups and infants older than 2 weeks. The drug consists of Lopinavir 200mg and Ritonavir 50mg.

The first thing a person should know is in which cases the specific medicine must be applied. Kaletra is an antiretroviral drug which is prescribed together with additional treatment in order to decelerate the development of HIV in patients diagnosed with this illness.

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Kaletra has also become popular recently as a way of coronavirus (COVID-19) prevention. As you already know, the medicine was originally invented to fight HIV which stands for human immunodeficiency virus. So, the virus lowers immunity and the drug boosts immunity and blocks viral replication. As a result, this treatment also serves great as COVID-19 precautions.

Dosage Kaletra

Kaletra dosage is purely individual, determined by these factors:

  • Person’s age;
  • General condition;
  • Progress of disease.

The research tells that the medication is harmless for everyone who is older than 2 weeks. However, the dosage of Kaletra for kids is obviously lower than for adults. The standard dosage functioning as coronavirus COVID-19 precautions is 2 pills per day.

Contraindications Kaletra

It is highly recommended to visit a therapist to determine whether it is suitable or not for you to buy Kaletra (Lopinavir 200mg/Ritonavir 50 mg). In case of several disorders present now or experienced before this drug can result in unpredictable side effects. Here’s the list of disorders:

  • Problems related to kidneys or liver;
  • Any variants of hepatitis;
  • Heart Problems;
  • Low Potassium;
  • Diabetes;
  • High cholesterol.

Other than that, it is absolutely prohibited to use Kaletra if a patient has experienced allergic reaction to main substance of the drug.

A person should refrain from taking Kaletra if Rifampin, Pimozide, and Lurasidone are currently applied. It is also prohibited to take ergot-containing drugs such as ergotamine tartrate, elbasvir/grazoprevir, and sildenafil when treating pulmonary arterial hypertension.

Precautions

Whether or not to take Kaletra in the period of pregnancy is determined by doctor, hence it is essential to visit a therapist first.

Using the medication while drinking alcohol is prohibited. The other thing to note is that breastfeeding by a person having a virus can make a child infected by it as well through breast milk.

Beware that Kaletra (Lopinavir 200mg/Ritonavir 50 mg) is not a coronavirus COVID-19 cure but a mean of preventing getting infected. It also means that it won’t stop the virus from spreading to surrounding individuals in case a person is already diagnosed with the disease. The latter goes for HIV as well.

Side Effects Kaletra

Of course, any potent medication has possible side effects, Kaletra is no exception. Even though Kaletra side effects are very light, it’s necessary to understand how your body might react to treatment and, if possible, prevent these inconveniences. Patients most often experienced nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, and increased fats in your blood.

Stronger side effects might also rarely occur. Here’s a list of them: changes in body fat, pancreatitis, immune reconstitution syndrome, liver problems, hyperglycemia, changes in the rhythm and electrical activity of your heart, increased bleeding, and severe skin rashes. In case of any of these reactions contact your therapist urgently.

Drug Interactions

Here is a list of drugs that are unsafe to use with Kaletra. It can lead to very unpredictable hazardous conditions so it’s a bad idea to take Kaletra at the same time as medications listed below:

  • Alfuzosin;
  • John’s Wort;
  • Colchicine;
  • Sildenafil;
  • Ergot containing medicines;
  • Midazolam.

Missed Dosage

There is no reason to worry if one time a patient didn’t take the dose for some reason. The medication should be used next time as usual with no correction. The missed pill is applied at the end of the course as an additional dose. 

Overdose Kaletra

Kaletra overdose can be dangerous for health condition. Usually it makes common adverse reactions like nausea and diarrhea much more severe.

If using Kaletra as COVID-19 prevention, it must be noted that multiplying the dose won’t lead to a better result and won’t turn Kaletra into coronavirus treatment but only lead to an overdose.

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Reviews

  • Diego 24.05.2020

    I still haven’t gotten coronavirus, although I’m in the focus of the disease. I think this proves the effectiveness of kaletra

  • Violet 19.05.2020

    I’m not afraid of coronavirus, but I live with my parents in the same house, therefore, for their benefit, just in case, I myself accept kaletra, and I give them

  • Herman 11.05.2020

    Now they are starting to talk about a possible vaccination. I'd rather take kaletra further