What is this medication?
Antiretroviral, Protease Inhibitor (Anti-HIV)
Atazanavir, Reyataz is indicated for treatment of HIV-1 Infection.
How does this medication work?
Atazanavir, Reyataz binds to the site of HIV-1 protease and prevents it from cleaving the proform of viral proteins. If the HIV protease enzyme does not work, the virus is not infectious and no mature virions are made.
How should I take this medication?
Oral: 300mg once daily.
How to Take: Take with food. Swallow the capsule whole, do not open.
What should I watch for while using this medication?
Before starting Atazanavir, Reyataz make sure your physician is aware of any allergies or medications you currently take. You are at a higher risk of experiencing elevated levels of bilirubin, immune reconstitution syndrome, nephrolithiasis/cholethiasis during and upon discontinuing therapy. Individuals with pre-existing conduction abnormalities should receive ECG monitoring for potential prolong PR interval. Individuals may experience a new onset of diabetes mellitus, hepatic and renal impairment due to worsening of baseline function due to protease inhibitors.
What if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose of medication, try to take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, take only that scheduled dose. Do not take double or extra doses.
How should I store this medication?
Keep out of the reach of children at all times. Store at room temperature, 59 to 86° F (15 to 30° C). Protect from light. Keep the container tightly closed. Properly dispose of any unused medication after the expiration date.
What are the possible side effects of using this medication?
Skin rash, elevated serum cholesterol, nausea, elevated bilirubin, jaundice, cough, fever, peripheral edema.
Note this is not a complete list of side effects for Atazanavir, Reyataz only common ones.
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