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Atazanavir Information

Atazanavir Benefits & Uses

Atazanavir is used to treat the following -

  1. Primary

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.

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Ingredients of Atazanavir


Atazanavir Side Effects

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

  1. Rash
  2. Headache Mild
  3. Dizziness Mild
  4. Nausea or vomiting
  5. Abdominal Pain Mild
  6. Dyspepsia
  7. Paresthesia
  8. Increased Liver Enzymes
  9. Diarrhoea
  10. Peripheral Neuropathy
  11. Cough Mild
  12. Increased Cholesterol level in blood
  13. Increased Triglyceride level in Blood
  14. Increased Bilrubin Level
  15. Fever Mild

Atazanavir Related Warnings

Is the use of Atazanavir safe for pregnant women?

Pregnant women can take Atazanavir safely.


Is the use of Atazanavir safe during breastfeeding?

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


What is the effect of Atazanavir on the Kidneys?

Atazanavir rarely affects the kidneys.


What is the effect of Atazanavir on the Liver?

Atazanavir is rarely harmful for the liver.


What is the effect of Atazanavir on the Heart?

You can take Atazanavir without any fear of damage to the heart.


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 -

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 -

  1. Liver Disease
  2. Kidney Disease
  3. Diabetes
  4. Bleeding
  5. Graves' Disease
  6. Guillain-Barre Syndrome
  7. Heart Disease
  8. Hemophilia
  9. Jaundice

Frequently asked Questions about Atazanavir

Is this Atazanavir habit forming or addictive?

Atazanavir is not addictive in nature.


Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

No, you should not drive or operate heavy machinery after taking Atazanavir as you may feel sleepy.


Is it safe?

Yes, Atazanavir is safe but you must consult your doctor before taking it.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

There is no benefit of taking Atazanavir for mental disorders.


Atazanavir Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Atazanavir

Taking Atazanavir with food is safe.


Interaction between Alcohol and Atazanavir

Due to lack of research, there is no information about the side effects of taking Atazanavir with alcohol.

This medicine data has been created by -
Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience


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