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Lopinavir is used in the treatment of hiv infection

How it works

Lopinavir prevents the multiplication of HIV virus in human cells. Thus stops the HIV virus from producing new viruses.

Common side effects

Rash, Headache, Dizziness, Muscle pain, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Vomiting, Weakness, Nausea, Abdominal pain, Loss of appetite, Dyspepsia, Circumoral paresthesia, Paresthesia (tingling or pricking sensation), Glucose intolerance, Jaundice, Fatigue, Fever, Incresed blood lipid level, Diarrhoea, Peripheral neuropathy (tingling and numbness of feet and hand), Depression, Feeling of discomfort, Altered taste, Increased cholesterol level in blood, Increased triglyceride level in blood, Increased glucose level in blood

Available Medicine

No medicine available

Expert advice

  • Tell your doctor if you are suffering from diabetes mellitus, severe liver or kidney impairment, haemophilia (disorder of excessive bleeding due to defective coagulation), heart disorder.
  • Tell your doctor if you have high cholesterol or triglyceride levels, or hemophilia or any another bleeding disorder.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
  • Do not take if allergic to lopinavir or any of its ingredients.
  • Do not take if taking medications called ergot derivatives.
  • Do not ake if suffering from pancreatitis (inflammation of tissue of pancreas)
  • Do not take give to children below 2 years of age

Frequently asked questions



Is Lopinavir safe?
Lopinavir is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.

Content on this page was last updated on 27 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)