Atazanavir



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  • Contains / Salt: Atazanavir


Atazanavir Information



Atazanavir Benefits & Uses

Atazanavir is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Atazanavir Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: HIV/AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome)
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 400 mg
  • Dosage Form: Capsule
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Adult(Female)
  • Disease: HIV/AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome)
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 300 mg
  • Dosage Form: Capsule
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: This dose for pregnant women, must take with ritonavir 100 mg
Geriatric
  • Disease: HIV/AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome)
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 400 mg
  • Dosage Form: Capsule
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: HIV/AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome)
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 400 mg
  • Dosage Form: Capsule
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
2 - 12 years (Child)
  • Disease: HIV/AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome)
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 200 mg
  • Dosage Form: Capsule
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor


Atazanavir Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Atazanavir is used -

Moderate

  • Increased Cholesterol level in blood
  • Increased Bilrubin Level

Mild

Atazanavir Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Atazanavir safe for pregnant women?


    Pregnant women can take Atazanavir safely.

    Safe
  • Is the use of Atazanavir safe during breastfeeding?


    Breastfeeding women can take Atazanavir as it bears very minor side effects for them.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Atazanavir on the Kidneys?


    Atazanavir rarely harms the kidneys.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Atazanavir on the Liver?


    Very few cases of side effects of Atazanavir on the liver have been reported.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Atazanavir on the Heart?


    Atazanavir is not harmful for the heart.

    Safe


Severe Interaction of Atazanavir with Other Drugs

Atazanavir should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Severe



Atazanavir Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Atazanavir unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Atazanavir

  • Is this Atazanavir habit forming or addictive?


    Atazanavir is not addictive in nature.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    After taking Atazanavir you may feel sleepy. So it is not advised to perform these activities.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Atazanavir is safe but it is important to consult a doctor before taking it.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    Atazanavir is unable to treat or cure mental disorders.

    No

Atazanavir Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Atazanavir


    You can take Atazanavir with food.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Atazanavir


    Due to lack of research, nothing can be said about side effects of consuming alcohol while taking Atazanavir.

    Unknown


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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


References

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Reyataz® (atazanavir sulfate)

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 810

April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 194-196



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