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Side effect(s) of Lopinavir and Ritonavir

Read the side effects of Lopinavir and Ritonavir as described in the medical literature. In case of any doubt consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Most Common - Diarrhea.

Gastrointestinal - Nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, indigestion, flatulence.

General - Weakness.

Metabolic- Decreased weight and appetite.

Musculoskeletal - Muscle pain.

Central Nervous System - Headache, tingling, sleeplessness, depression, libido decreased.

Skin - Rash.

Heart - Dilatation of blood vessels.

Other Precautions : • Oral solution should not be used in preterm neonates in the immediate postnatal period due to possible side effects.
• Patients may develop new-onset of hyperglycemia or high blood glucose.

Drug Name : Lopinavir and Ritonavir

Lopinavir and Ritonavir generic contains antiretroviral agents, prescribed for HIV-1 infection for adults and children aged above 14 days. It works by decreasing the amount of HIV in the blood by blocking a vital enzyme named protease required for viral multiplication. Update: • Ritonavir+ Lopinavir combination is claimed to treat patients with COVID-19. • New clinical trial ‘’The Efficacy of Lopinavir Plus Ritonavir and Arbidol Against Novel Coronavirus Infection (ELACOI)’’ was started in February 2020 to know the effectiveness of the combination for treating COVID-19. • Another trial sponsored by Asan Medical Center, launched in March 2020 is comparing Lopinavir/Ritonavir with Hydroxychloroquine for treating patients with mild coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
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