What is Lopinavir-ritonavir (LPV/r)?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Kaletra Aluvia

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Lopinavir and ritonavir is a combination of two medications used in the treatment of HIV infection in combination with other antiretroviral agents.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) 107 42
Support immune health 2 0
Swollen glands 2 0
Anxious mood 1 0
General health 1 0
Headaches 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 7
Moderate 16
Mild 7
None 12

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Lopinavir-ritonavir (LPV/r)

Side effect Patients Percentage
Diarrhea 15
Tiredness 5
Decreased appetite 3
Metallic taste in mouth 2
Chronic diarrhea 1
Decreased cortisone levels 1

Show all 14 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Lopinavir-ritonavir (LPV/r)

Dosage Patients Percentage
2 x 200-50 mg twice daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Lopinavir-ritonavir (LPV/r)

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Side effects too severe 19
Doctor's advice 13
Other 7
Course of treatment ended 4
Expense 3
Personal research 3
Did not seem to work 2
Change in health plan coverage 1
See all 37 patients who've stopped taking Lopinavir-ritonavir (LPV/r)

Duration

Currently taking Lopinavir-ritonavir (LPV/r)

Duration Patients Percentage
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped taking Lopinavir-ritonavir (LPV/r)

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 6
6 months - 1 year 7
1 - 2 years 8
2 - 5 years 8
5 - 10 years 6
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 39
Usually 3
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 3
Somewhat hard to take 8
A little hard to take 10
Not at all hard to take 21
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 4
$100-199 2
$50-99 4
$25-49 2
< $25 21
Not specified 9

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Lopinavir-ritonavir (LPV/r) after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Efavirenz-Emtricitabine-Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (Atripla) 1

Patients stopped taking Lopinavir-ritonavir (LPV/r) and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Dolutegravir (DTG) (Tivicay) 1
Etravirine (ETR) (Intelence) 1
Last updated:

6 patient evaluations for Lopinavir-ritonavir (LPV/r)

May 3, 2011 (Started Jan 05, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV))
  • Side effects
    Severe (diarrhea, vomiting)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg-50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I had to remove from diet every food that could induce to diarrhea.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 20, 2010 (Started Apr 29, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV))
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 4 x 200 mg-50 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 26, 2009 (Started Jul 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (nausea, diarrhea, decreased appetite, headaches, tiredness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 2 x 400 mg-100 mg/5 mL Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: tiredness, nausea, headaches, diarrhea, decreased appetite

May 1, 2009 (Started Jul 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (nausea, diarrhea, decreased appetite, headaches)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 2 x 400 mg-100 mg/5 mL Daily
Advice & Tips: Use a weekly or monthly pill box to make it easier to remember to take your pills and also makes it easier to grab all the pills you need rather than one bottle at a time.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: tiredness, nausea, headaches, diarrhea, decreased appetite

Aug 1, 2006 (Started Jul 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV))
  • Side effects
    Severe (nausea, diarrhea, decreased appetite, headaches)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 x 400 mg-100 mg/5 mL Daily
Advice & Tips: Stick with it; within about 6 weeks it all evened out nicely.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: tiredness, nausea, headaches, diarrhea, decreased appetite

  • 0 helpful marks
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