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Kaletra â Side-Effects, Safety and Recall Information

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According to the FDA, side-effects from Kaletra®* should be reported to your doctor if any of these side-effects are severe or do not go away:

· diarrhea
· weakness
· heartburn
· headache
· difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep
· rash

Some side-effects can be serious. The following side-effects are uncommon, but if you experience any of them, call your doctor immediately:

· upset stomach
· vomiting
· stomach pain
· unusual bleeding or bruising
· extreme tiredness
· loss of appetite
· pain in the upper right part of the stomach
· yellowing of the skin or eyes
· flu-like side-effects

Kaletra® may cause high blood sugar. If you experience any of the following side-effects, call your doctor immediately:

· thirst
· dry mouth
· tiredness
· flushing
· dry skin
· frequent urination
· loss of appetite
· trouble breathing

Kaletra® may cause increases in levels of cholesterol and other fats (triglycerides) in the blood. Kaletra® may cause other side effects. Call your doctor if you have any unusual problems while taking this medication.

*Kaletra® is manufactured by Abbott. The active ingredient, lopinavir , is a protease inhibitor. When protease is blocked, copies that HIV makes of itself are are unable to infect new cells.


Disclaimer: The information presented here is not meant to be medical advice nor to act as a substitute for medical advice. Serious side-effects, including death, could result if one were to take any prescription medicine without the supervision of a physician.

Copyright 2003, Thomas Manaugh, PhD