|Is there any info on headaches as a side effect from Reyataz and treating them?
Aug 16, 2006
Recently a client spoke to a BMS drug rep about the fact that he has headaches as a side effect of Reyataz. He has been on this med for at least three months now and has daily headaches, at times debilitating (like migraines) I can find no informationabout treating this side effect or whether he should try a different medication. Is there research on treatment of this side effect? SHould he be concerned?
| Response from Dr. Henry
Headaches have been relatively uncommon with atazanavir in my experience and more often have been triggered by other drugs in the regimen or non-HIV drug factors. If atazanavir appears to be clearly linked to the headache then consideration of switching to one of a variety of alternative PIs or efavirenz might be worth discussing. KH
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