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Atazanavir Dosages

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An Overview of Reyataz (Atazanavir)

...regimen may still be able to take other PIs, even if they develop resistance to atazanavir. This medicine does not cure or prevent HIV infection or AIDS and does not reduce the risk of passing the virus to other people. Dosage Form/Administration Always take this medication as your doctor instructs. Atazanavir is taken by mouth, with food, and it is always used with other antiretroviral medicines. Atazanavir capsules should be swallowed...
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Dosage Reductions?

I am currently taking Norvir, Truvada, and Reyataz all at the maximum dosage level. I know that continued use of some strong medications over time can cause liver damage. My friends have also noticed that since I have begun taking these meds, my...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...toxicity should help make sure that you don't get into difficulty.Yellowing of the eyes and skin is a not uncommon side effect of atazanavir (Reyataz) and while disconcerting, is not a sign of significant liver toxicity (unless something else is... Read more »

Lowering Dosage

I am on a regime of 1 truvada and four kaletra a day. The kaletra is causing horrific diarrhea. Would it be harmful to lower the kaletra to 2 pills once and then still take the truvada?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...dropping the Kaletra to 2 pills/day total is not recommended (too low a dose). Switching the Kaletra to another boosted PI (such as atazanavir or darunavir), a NNRTI (such as nevirapine or efavirenz), or raltegravir may be worth considering... Read more »

Truvada Dosage

I'm new to taking the meds and does or should truvada have a milligram dosage on it or is it just a pill, and I've just read that it is not or it has an interaction with reataz or how ever you spell it and he also put me on that I'm very nervouse...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
...(300mg) and emtricitabine (200mg). These two drugs are in different milligram strengths, which is why there is no single milligram dosage given for the entire Truvada pill. There is an important interaction between tenofovir (TDF) and atazanavir... Read more »

Atazanavir & yellow eyes

I started taking 400 mg of atazanavir daily on 7/21. Since then, my eyes have already started turning yellow due to the build up of bilirubin. I notified my doctor & will have liver tests done to make sure everything is ok, but they're pretty...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
...Other than stopping the atazanavir, I'm not aware of anything that can be done to hide the yellowing of your eyes. Fortunately, your doctor is correct that it is Read more »
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FAQs About Reyataz (Atazanavir) From The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums

...I just started taking Truvada + Reyataz + Norvir, but there's a shortage of Reyataz in my country and I can't get the right dosage. Is it a problem that I'm taking 400mg of Reyataz instead of 300mg? Is a boosted protease inhibitor like Reyataz... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Reyataz (Atazanavir) Package Insert Revisions

...renal impairment was included. Please refer to the complete labeling. Below are highlights of the major recent changes. The Dosage and Administration section and Precautions: Drug Interaction Table 11 were updated to include drug interaction... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Atazanavir (Reyataz)

... What Is Atazanavir? Who Should Take It? What About Drug Resistance? How Is It Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does It React With Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Taking Current Antiretroviral Drugs

...restrictions. Cough, fever, upper respiratory infections, rash, sore muscles, abdominal pain, and dizziness. Can be hard on the liver. Dosage depends on other medications being taken. Integrase Inhibitor Drug Daily Pills (Adults)... Read more »
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Those taking, Raltegravir, Truvada & Atazanavir

Posted by sweetvanilla27, 1 Reply
...I am wanting to hear from anyone who have experienced taking Raltegravir, Truvada & Atazanavir and how you have got on with the meds? I first started taking meds in May this year I was put on Truvda and Sustiva first, and Read more »

Excessive Mastubation

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Ever since I found out that I'm poz, I've been spending a lot more time mastubating. Is that normal? Or could it be because of the amount of time I've been spending reading posts about sexual issues? Pleasing myself has become an every day thing... Read more »

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