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Jun 27, 2012

i have been taking reyetaz for the past 3 months now but my eyes is getting yellow everyday so my doctor replaced it with prezista. Is it wise?

Response from Dr. Young

Hello and thanks for posting.

The yellowing of the eyes is a not rare side effect of atazanavir. When boosted with ritonavir, about 5% of people may experience this symptom. While usually not medically significant, the scleral icterus can certainly be unwanted.

If this is your case, an in-class ART switch to an alternate protease inhibitor such as darunavir (Prezista) is very reasonable and should eliminate this problem.


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