Who should not take Kaletra?

Many medications and medical conditions contraindicate the use of Kaletra. You should not take Kaletra if you have liver disease, heart disease, pancreas problems, diabetes, a bleeding disorder (hemophilia), high cholesterol or high triglyceride levels. At the very least your doctor will need to monitor you closely, conduct special tests and make adjustments in your dosage. The following medications can have serious or fatal interactions with Kaletra: alfuzosin, ergot medicines, lovastatin, midazolam, pimozide, rifampin, salmeterol, sildenafil, triazolam, simvastatin and St. John's Wort. Do not take these drugs while taking Kaletra. Other medical conditions and drugs may be dangerous in combination with Kaletra, so check with your doctor to determine if Kaletra is appropriate for you. It is not known if Kaletra will harm a developing fetus, so seek medical advice if you are pregnant or become pregnant while taking Kaletra.

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