How does Kaletra interact with other medications or foods?

Kaletra works together with other HIV medications to reduce the amount of HIV in your blood. Although Kaletra is prescribed in combination with other HIV therapies, it also has serious adverse interactions with a number of other types of drugs, including alfuzosin, ergot medicines, lovastatin, midazolam, pimozide, quetiapine, rifampin, salmeterol, sildenafil, triazolam, simvastatin and St. John's Wort. To ensure that you do not experience unwanted interactions of other drugs with Kaletra, you should always inform your doctor of all medications you are taking. Do not make any changes to your medication without consulting your doctor. Kaletra can be taken with or without food. Food will not alter the effects of Kaletra. The liquid form of Kaletra contains a high alcohol content. If you are taking the liquid form of Kaletra, you should avoid drinking alcohol with it. You also should not take Kaletra with metronidazole or disulfiram; the alcohol content of the Kaletra will interact with these medications to cause nausea and vomiting.

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