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Author Topic: New Kaletra Tablets  (Read 4435 times)

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Offline Marshall

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New Kaletra Tablets
« on: September 08, 2006, 09:50:29 AM »
Hi folks

Has anyone tried the new Kaletra tablets, previously it was only capsules! My specialist wants me to change to these have major sleep problems with efavirenz (Stocrin). Just wated to know if people are getting the same side effects with the tablets, as with the capsules. I started on Kaletra/Combivir combo and the side effects were not pleasant! Spent a fortune on toilet paper!! So reluctant to change, but am really in need of a good nights sleep!

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Offline Cliff

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Re: New Kaletra Tablets
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2006, 10:15:15 AM »
I haven't tried it, but they are suppose to be slightly better in terms of side effects.  My friend was on the old capsules and just switched.  He said the first 2 weeks were actually worse, but now things are really about the same or slightly better.  However, he didn't have significant problems with the old Kaletra pills...just the occasional slight nausea.

Offline trellium

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Re: New Kaletra Tablets
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2006, 12:19:15 PM »
Doc told me the tablets prolly has less of the gastrointestinal side-effects and does not require refrigeration or taken with food.  I'm currently on Kaletra capsules, but will be making the switch to the tablets in ~ 3 weeks time as part of a clinical trial.

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Re: New Kaletra Tablets
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2006, 12:34:30 PM »
I did only the new ones. As others have said, the first two weeks were no bargain, but after that I had no sides at all.

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Re: New Kaletra Tablets
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2006, 01:32:10 PM »
Have taken Efavirenz (Sustiva) since 2000 and never really shook the "sleep disturbance" side-effect.  Last year, my ID Doc put me on an antidepressant called Remeron (Mirtazapine).  The drug is taken at night because it has a sedating effect.  This has helped me immensely as far as sleeping through the night.  However, it is prescribed in 15mg doses and I split the pill and only take 7.5mg because it can have a somnolent side-effect the next day.  With the lower dose, I don't have those problems.  It is far superior to Paxil or Zoloft and doesn't have any of the awful side-effects of the SSRI class of antidepressants.

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Offline Marshall

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Re: New Kaletra Tablets
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2006, 05:14:18 PM »
Cheers SirPrize

Will suggest to consultant!

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Re: New Kaletra Tablets
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2006, 09:45:48 AM »
i tried the kaletra tablets and just couldn't handle it,and the fact that it causes lipodystrophy was the main reason i got off and switched!!!!

Offline dgls44

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« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2006, 11:20:16 AM »
« Last Edit: December 24, 2006, 12:15:13 AM by dgls44 »

Offline fitboi1982

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Re: New Kaletra Tablets
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2006, 06:51:50 PM »
the gel ones were awful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

bad belly and sickness

the new ones are amazing and i feel nothing...................and u dont need to eat at night with them if it's not possible.

love 'em

Offline Lou-ah-vull

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Re: New Kaletra Tablets
« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2006, 08:55:22 PM »
I have been on Kaletra tablets and Combivir since May 15 and have had only minor side effects.... some loose stools (especially after meals), but no other problems.  I have had elevated triglycerides and we are currently evaluating how signficant the elevation is.  This combo has worked well for me so for and is very tolerable.

Diagnosed Oct. 2005
10/05:  367 (26.2%), 24556 VL
01/06:  344 (24.6%), 86299 VL
04/06:  374 (22.0%), 87657 VL
05/06:  Began HAART 05/15/06, Combivir/Kaletra
07/06:  361 (27.8%), 1299 VL
10/06:  454 (32.4%), 55 VL
01/07:  499 (38.4%), UD
02/07:  Switched to Atripla 2/8/07
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