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Published: 3/2014

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
Kaletra Combination Tablets
 Active ingredient:
Lopinavir/Ritonavir
 Dosage form:
yellow tablet, major axis: approx. 19 mm, minor axis: approx. 10 mm, thickness: approx. 8 mm
 Print on wrapping:

Effects of this medicine

This medicine suppresses production/growth of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) through inhibition of HIV protease activity by lopinavir and increase in the level of lopinavir in blood by ritonavir.
It is usually used to treat HIV infection.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicines.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • In general, for adults, take 2 tablets at a time twice a day or 4 tablets at a time once a day. For children with a body weight of 40 kg or above, take 2 tablets twice a day as lopinavir/ritonavir. You may take the medicine either with or without food. Strictly follow the instructions.
  • Take this medicine without biting or crushing to avoid any influence on the absorption of this medicine.
  • If you miss a dose, take the missed dose as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose. You should never take two doses at one time.
  • If you accidentally take more than your prescribed dose, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do not stop taking this medicine unless your doctor instructs you to do so.

Precautions while taking this medicine

  • Avoid eating any food containing St. John's Wort with thie medicine since it may increase metabolism of this medicine and diminish the effect of this medicine.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include diarrhea, nausea and abdominal pain. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
  • thirst, excessive drinking, polyuria [hyperglycemia, diabetes mellitus]
  • vomiting, abdominal pain [pancreatitis]
  • conditions that easily lead to bleeding, such as subcutaneous bleeding, nasal bleeding and bleeding gums [bleeding tendency (in patients with hemophilia)]
  • general malaise, loss of appetite, yellow discoloration of the skin or conjunctiva [hepatic dysfunction,hepatitis]
  • shortness of breath, dizziness, chest discomfort [bradyarrhythmia]
  • joint pain, conjunctival hyperemia of the eye [toxic epidermal necrolysis, erythema multiforme, mucocutaneous ocular syndrome]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

  • Keep out of the reach of children. Store away from direct sunlight, heat and moisture.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them. Consult with your dispensing pharmacy or medical institution how to discard the medicine.

For healthcare professional use only : Day Month Year

For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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