Medications and Drugs
Brand Names: Reyataz
Generic Name: atazanavir (Pronunciation: a ta ZAN a vir)
What is atazanavir (Reyataz)?
Atazanavir is an antiviral medication in a group of HIV medicines called protease (PRO-tee-ayz) inhibitors. Atazanavir prevents human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) cells from multiplying in your body.
Atazanavir is used to treat HIV, which causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Atazanavir is not a cure for HIV or AIDS.
Atazanavir may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Reyataz 100 mg
blue/white, imprinted with BMS 100 mg, 3623
Reyataz 150 mg
blue/light blue, imprinted with BMS 150 mg, 3624
Reyataz 200 mg
blue, imprinted with BMS 200 mg, 3631
Reyataz 300 mg
blue/red, imprinted with BMS 300 mg, 3622
What are the possible side effects of atazanavir (Reyataz)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop taking atazanavir and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
Less serious side effects may include:
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What is the most important information I should know about atazanavir (Reyataz)?
You should not take this medication if you are allergic to atazanavir.
Before using atazanavir, tell your doctor if you have liver disease, hepatitis, kidney disease (or if you are on dialysis), diabetes, a bleeding disorder, high cholesterol, a bleeding disorder, heart problems, or if you have ever used a protease inhibitor in the past.
Taking this medication will not prevent you from passing HIV to other people. Avoid having unprotected sex or sharing razors or toothbrushes. Sharing drug or medicine needles is never safe, even for a healthy person.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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