Rarely does this medication cause an extremely severe allergic reaction. As your immune system gets stronger, it can begin to fight off infections you already had, possibly causing disease symptoms to come back. While you are taking this medication, changes in body fat may occur (for example, more fat in the upper back and stomach regions, less fat in the arms and legs). Testing for cholesterol and triglycerides should be done beforehand and occasionally while taking this medication. To learn more, speak with your physician or pharmacist. There may be gastrointestinal upset, nausea, vomiting, headaches, diarrhoea, gas, and sleep disturbances. Discuss the risks and benefits of treatment with your doctor, as well as the possible use of exercise to reduce this side effect. Seek immediate medical attention if you experience any severe symptoms, such as unexplained weight loss, extreme fatigue, muscle or joint pain, severe or persistent headaches, numbness or tingling in the hands, feet, arms, or legs, changes in vision, signs of infection (such as fever, chills, swollen lymph nodes, difficulty breathing, cough, or non-healing skin sores), or symptoms of an overactive thyroid (such as irritability, nervousness, If you experience any extremely serious side effects, such as signs of a heart attack (such as pain in the left arm, jaw, or chest), severe dizziness, fainting, or a slow, fast, or irregular heartbeat, seek immediate medical attention. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing. Inform your doctor or pharmacist right away if any of these effects persist or get worse. Contact your doctor or pharmacist if you experience any additional side effects not covered above. For medical advice about side effects in Canada, contact your doctor. For medical advice about side effects in the US, call your doctor. The side effects of this medication are generally not severe in users. You should keep in mind that your doctor prescribed this medication because she or he thought it would benefit you more than it would harm you. If you experience any severe side effects, such as persistent nausea or vomiting, increased thirst or urination, confusion, stomach or abdominal pain, yellowing of the skin or eyes, or dark urine, call your doctor right away. These changes have an unknown origin and potential long-term consequences. Possible side effects are not covered in this list in full. This medication may cause an increase in blood fat levels (cholesterol and triglycerides). Anytime—soon after beginning HIV treatment or months later—this reaction could occur. Your immune system becoming overactive may also cause symptoms. You can contact the FDA to report side effects by calling 1-800-FDA-1088 or visiting www.fda.gov/medwatch. Call 1-866-234-2345 to report side effects to Health Canada.
Without your doctor's approval, never start, stop, or change the dosage of any medications. Your risk of experiencing serious side effects may increase or your medication's effectiveness may change due to drug interactions. For instance, rifampin, apalutamide, and St. Drugs to treat erectile dysfunction-ED or pulmonary hypertension (such as sildenafil, tadalafil), ergot drugs (such as ergotamine, dihydroergotamine), pimozide, rivaroxaban, certain sedatives (such as midazolam, triazolam), and certain statins (such as lovastatin, simvastatin), among others, are examples of affected drugs. John's wort is one of many. Keep a list of everything you use and give it to your doctor and pharmacist. This list should include both prescription and over-the-counter medications as well as herbal products. Lopinavir/ritonavir can speed up or slow down the removal of other medications from your body, which may affect how they work. Numerous medications interact with lopinavir/ritonavir. Other medications can affect the removal of lopinavir/ritonavir from your body, which may affect how lopinavir/ritonavir works. Additionally, refer to the How to Use section. Cobicistat, orlistat, and a few HIV medications (such as fosamprenavir and tipranavir) are a few examples of products that could interact with this medication. Use an effective barrier method (such as latex or polyurethane condoms or dental dams) during sexual activity to reduce the risk of HIV transmission to others, and discuss additional or alternative reliable methods of birth control with your doctor. Tell your doctor if you notice any new spotting or breakthrough bleeding as these could be indicators that your hormonal birth control isn't working as intended. A pregnancy might result from this. Not all possible drug interactions are listed in this document. This drug may reduce the efficiency of hormonal birth control methods like pills, patches, or rings.
Alterations in the electrical activity and rhythm of your heart. If you are allergic to Kaletra or any of its ingredients, avoid taking it. For more information about medicines you should not take with Kaletra, and consult with your doctor about all other medicines you take. Kaletra may have detrimental side effects, such as: Drug interactions. Check out the section on drug interactions. When taking Kaletra, report any of the following symptoms to your doctor right away: lightheadedness, dizziness, fainting, or a feeling that your heart is beating abnormally. If you are also taking any of the following medications, avoid taking Kaletra. These alterations could be detected on an electrocardiogram (EKG) and could cause life-threatening heart issues. If you already have a history of heart rhythm disorders or other forms of heart disease, or if you take other medications that may affect your heart rhythm while taking Kaletra, your risk for these issues may be higher.