Aluvia is a so-called "second-line" drug that would treat the growing number of Thai people who have developed a resistance to "first-line" drug therapies.
Abbott spokeswoman Jennifer Smoter said a compulsory license issued by Thailand to allow generic drugs was unnecessary because Abbott was offering Aluvia in Thailand at a reduced price of $1,000 per patient per year.
com, "Kaletra, a protease inhibitor (sold under the brand name Aluvia
in some parts of the world), is actually two drugs combined into a single capsule: lopinavir and low doses of ritonavir (Norvir), another protease inhibitor manufactured by Abbott Laboratories.
Thailand, under its former Minister of Health Mongkol na Songkhla, had also issued compulsory licenses for two HIV/AIDS drugs, Merck's Efavirenz and Abbott Laboratories' Aluvia
2) as a complication of stavudine and was discharged on Aluvia
(lopinavir/ritonavir) and efavirenz.
For example, FBC is recommended at 1, 2, 3 and 6 months if the patient is receiving AZT; creatinine needs be monitored at months 3 and 6, and thereafter annually, if the patient is receiving TDF; and fasting cholesterol and triglycerides monitored at month 3 if the patient is receiving Aluvia
(lopinavir/ritonavir; Abbott Laboratories), and then annually thereafter.
For this reason ATV may be a preferable alternative to Aluvia in PI-naive older children in the private sector with adherence issues.
Aluvia tabs (LPV/r) refrigerated must be swallowed whole Kaletra[R] Oral Crushing the tabs reduces the Aluvia[R] solution absorption of the drugs should be Kaletra Solution and Capsules: refrigerated administer with food.