Lopinavir and ritonavir is used with other medicines to control HIV.
Take lopinavir and ritonavir regularly as directed. It is very important to take it regularly. If you often forget to take lopinavir and ritonavir, it may not work as well.
Tablets: Swallow them whole - do not crush or chew them. You can take them with or without food.
Liquid: Measure carefully with the syringe provided. Take it with food.
If it is nearly time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your next dose at the usual time. Otherwise, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Do not take two doses at the same time.
Lopinavir and ritonavir can react with many medicines, sometimes with severe results.
Tell your pharmacist or doctor about all medicines or treatments that you may be taking including vitamins, herbal products, or recreational drugs.
|Side Effects||Recommended action|
Symptoms of liver problems including: yellow skin or eyes, itching, dark urine, pale bowel motions, abdominal pain
Severe stomach pain, nausea
|Tell your doctor immediately|
Peeing more often, feeling thirsty
|Tell your doctor|
Diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting
Tiredness or weakness
|Tell your doctor if troublesome|
If you notice any other effects, discuss them with your doctor or pharmacist.
This leaflet contains important, but not all, information about this medicine.
Prepared by the PILs Committee at Christchurch Hospital, Canterbury District Health Board, New Zealand. May 2020
For more general information about this sheet and its contents, see: What does a My Medicines sheet cover?
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