Information about Lopinavir
Lopinavir is used in the treatment of HIV infection.
How lopinavir works
Lopinavir is an anti-HIV medication. It works by interfering with an enzyme (protease), which is required by HIV-infected cells to make new viruses. This stops the production of new viruses.
Common side effects of lopinavir
Nausea, Diarrhoea, Increased cholesterol level in blood, Increased triglyceride level in blood
Available Medicine for LopinavirNo medicine available
Expert advice for Lopinavir
- 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 for Lopinavir
Q. Is Lopinavir safe?
Lopinavir is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.