|Norivir to 400mg Reyataz
Jul 11, 2012
HIV for 26 years and healthy! I have been on Norivir,Reyataz and Combivir for 4 years. Undetectable viral load, 560 t-cells and feel great except for a bloating feeling. My doctor suggested stopping the Norivir and increasing my Reyataz to 400mg. Any suggestions on the switch? Is this common in therapy? Can i ever go back on Norivir if I stop? Thank you for any advice!
| Response from Dr. Young
Hello and thanks for posting.
Atazanavir (Reyataz) can either be dosed 300 mg with ritonavir (Norvir) or 400 mg without ritonavir. It's a reasonable to presume that some of your side effects could be related to the Norvir, so a simplification to unboosted atazanavir might help.
A number of my patients receive unboosted atazanavir (usually with abacavir/lamivudine), as studied in the ARIES clinical trial.
Should you need to in the future, this switch doesn't preclude going back to Norvir.
I hope that's helpful, BY
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