Reyataz and jaundice
Jan 31, 2007
I know there's a chance of benign jaundice with Reyataz.
1. Does it usually eventually go away?
2. Does having a low baseline bilirubin level help in not developing it?
3. The rest of my LFT's are also normal but I had Hep A many years ago. Does that mean I'm more likely to get jaundiced?
4. This may seem like a strange question but what can I say I am taking that is causing the jaundice besides an HIV med. I work in a medical environment where I need to keep my status under wraps for the time being.
I know there are other regimens that don't include Reyataz but this sounds like a good combo with only three pills once a day and seems to be well tolerated.
Response from Dr. Henry
The rate of significant jaundice (Clinically noticeable) in patients treated with boosted atazanavir generally runs < 10%. It is reversible if atazanavir is stopped (often the PI would be switched to lopinavir or saquinavir or fosamprenavir or darunavir). I have had generally good experience with boosted atazanavir based regimens. KH
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