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This combination product contains two medications: lopinavir and ritonavir. This product is used with other HIV medications to help control HIV infection. It helps to decrease the amount of HIV in your body so your immune system can work better. This lowers your chance of getting HIV complications (such as new infections, cancer) and improves your quality of life. Both lopinavir and ritonavir belong to a class of drugs known as HIV protease inhibitors. Ritonavir increases (“boosts”) the levels of lopinavir. This helps lopinavir work better.

The lopinavir and ritonavir combination is under investigation for the treatment of the COVID-19 coronavirus disease, a deadly respiratory infection pandemic caused by the SARS-nCoV-2 virus.

Lopinavir and Ritonavir is a approved medication for HIV infection treatment in adults and children in combination with other medicines used in HIV treatment. Although Lopinavir and Ritonavir is not the treatment for HIV.

Lopinavir and Ritonavir are under study and are used in the treatment of COVID-19 in critical hospitalized patients.

Uses of lopinavir/ritonavir

  • Covid-19
  • HIV
  • prevention of HIV infection after exposure

Side effects of lopinavir/ritonavir:

  • Diarrhea.
  • nausea.
  • vomiting.
  • stomach upset.
  • Gas.
  • Headache.
  • Trouble sleeping.

If any effects persist or worsen then consult your, doctor.


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