Are there any risks in taking lopinavir and ritonavir (LPV/r)?

Lopinavir-ritonavir (LPV/r) increases your risk of pancreatitis, liver damage and dangerous arrhythmias. Lopinavir-ritonavir increases your risk of high cholesterol and triglycerides, as well as your risk of hyperglycemia, or high blood sugar. Lopinavir-ritonavir increases your risk of depression, excessive bleeding and redistribution of body fat. It may be dangerous to take it during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. Lopinavir-ritonavir carries a risk of allergic reaction. Seek medical help immediately if you experience wheezing, difficulty breathing, a rash, hives, itching or swelling of the throat and mouth after taking lopinavir-ritonavir .

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