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Reyataz
(Atazanavir)

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Atazanavir
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What is Reyataz /Atazanavir used for?

Reyataz is an antiviral medication which belongs to a group of HIV medicines call protease inhibitors. It is used to treat HIV by preventing HIV cells from multiplying in your body.

How should Reyataz /Atazanavir be stored?

Store Reyataz at room temperature, away from heat and moisture.

General information

This medication should only be used by prescribed patient, do not give it to other people. The information provided is advisory only and does not contain all information pertaining to this medication. Talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider for question about this medication.

How should I take Reyataz/Atazanavir ?

Reyataz should be taken as prescribed by your physician. Follow the directions on the medication label for exact instructions. Do not take more or for longer than has been prescribed. Reyataz must be taken with food and the capsule should be swallowed whole. This medication should be taken regularly and consistently to reach full benefits. Be sure to refill before you run out of pills to avoid interruptions in your dosing schedule. If you are also taking an antacid, Reyataz should be taken two hours prior to your dose of antacid. Should you miss of dose of Reyataz, take it as soon as possible. If you do not remember until it is time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your regular dosing schedule.

When should Reyataz /Atazanavir not be taken?

Do not take Reyataz if you are allergic to atazanavir or to any of the other ingredients in the medication. Do not take this medication if you have or have had severe liver disease. Do not take Reyataz if you are taking ergotamine, indinavir, pimozide, rifampin, triazolam, bepridil, irinotecan, lovastatin, simvastatin, methylergonovine, dihydroergotamine, or midazolam.

What precautions should I follow when taking Reyataz /Atazanavir ?

Consult with your physician before taking Reyataz and tell them if you have any medical conditions, allergies, or if you are taking any other medications. Be sure to tell your doctor if you have any of the following: a bleeding disorder (ie: hemophilia), liver disease (ie: hepatitis B or C), kidney disease or dialysis, a heart condition called AV block, high cholesterol or high triglycerides or you have used a protease inhibitor before. Talk to your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant during treatment.

What special warning(s) should I be aware of when taking Reyataz /Atazanavir ?

Taking Reyataz will not prevent you from passing HIV to another person. Consult with your physician regarding safe methods of prevent HIV transmission during sex. You should not breast-feed while taking Reyataz. Do not give the medication to a child under the age of 3 months old.

When should Reyataz /Atazanavir not be taken?

Severe side effects include: severe allergic reaction; fever, sore throat, and headache with a severe blistering, peeling, and red skin rash; severe pain in your side or lower back, painful urination, blood in your urine; feeling like you might pass out;

Common side effects include: joint pain; numbness or tingling, especially around your mouth; nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain; headache, mood changes; or changes in the shape or location of body fat (especially in your arms, legs, face, neck, breasts, and waist).

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