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Atazanavir Side Effects

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An Overview of Reyataz (Atazanavir)

...prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking or plan to take. Your doctor may need to change the doses of your medications or monitor you more carefully for side effects. Certain medicines must not be used while you are taking atazanavir. Serious life-threatening side effects may occur. Tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding. You should not breastfeed if you are...
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Atripla or atazanavir+ritonavir+truvada?

Hi,I will start med soon. my doctor told me start with atazanavir+ritonavir+truvada, but he told about Atripla before. my cd4 350, vl 90000. i didnt resistence test. Shoul be better start with Atripla?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...atazanavir option would be my choice due to its higher barrier for resistance. Otherwise the choice comes down to concerns about side effects (gut for atazanavir/ritonavir and brain for efavirenz) and other issues (if you are female and hope to... Read more »

One-a-day medications side effects

What are the different one-a-day medications? And, what are the side effects?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...tenofovir, lamivudine-soon D4T) or that can be used once a day (ritonavir boosted PIs, nevirapine, soon atazanavir). The side effect profile for a once a day regimen depends on which drugs are included but are similar whether the drugs are used... Read more »

side-effects

what are the serious side-effects of: combivir, ritonavir-norivr, & atazanavir sulfate? I have had these meds for 6-months and am afraid of the side-effects. I was on combivir & sustiva for 3-years with only dizziness and dreams. I am afraid of...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...The major side effects from atazanavir include elevations of bilirubin in your blood. In most cases this is not thought to be a problem but it can Read more »

where are these awful side-effects?

I have been taking HIV medicine for 7 months now (once-a- day combo of Norvir, Truvada and Reyataz) and I have really not experienced any of the side-effects that I was warned about. I have noticed a few instances of gastro-intestinal distress, but...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...It is important to not understate the frequency of anticipated side effects to best inform and prepare patients for what they can expect. On the other hand, many of the newer regimens often result in relatively Read more »
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Atazanavir and Side Effects

...Results from two studies confirm the benefits of the protease inhibitor atazanavir (Reyataz) with regard to side effects. Several studies show that other protease inhibitors can reduce insulin sensitivity in the body. Reduced insulin sensitivity 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 Other Drugs? What Is Atazanavir? Atazanavir, also called Reyataz, is a drug used as part of... Read more »
The Body PRO

Atazanavir in Treatment-Experienced Patients

...combination of lopinavir/ritonavir (Kaletra) has become the "standard-of-care" in these cases because of several studies showing its effectiveness. This study compared two atazanavir (ATV, Reyataz)-based combinations against Kaletra in patients... Read more »
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A Slice of Atazanavir, but Hold the Ritonavir: Switch to Unboosted Dose Still Effective After 120 Weeks, With Good Lipid Findings

...to help boost the regimen's effectiveness at suppressing viral load. But Norvir is also believed to carry its share of side effects: Shortly after people begin taking it, they may experience any number of gastrointestinal problems, such as nausea... 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 »

Reyataz,Norvir, Kivexa [abacavir/3TC, Epzicom].

Posted by Mondo
...[ritonavir] and Kivexa [abacavir/3TC, Epzicom]. I would be interested to know how you are going with it and any problems or side effects that you may have. Cheers Mondo Read more »

HIV is not for sissies

Posted by ScotCharles, 3 Replies
...sustiva, videx, viread, truvada, norvir, atazanavir, prezista, and issentress. Many of those meds had very unpleasant side effects AZT made me nauseous and caused me to feel as if I was full of ants and sustiva gave me horrible nightmares and... Read more »

Probably About To Start Meds

Posted by southerncharm, 6 Replies
So I was seeing quacks in some podunk town back in october, and they didn't know what they were doing. My numbers were not good ( cd4 99 VL 88K) but I didn't start meds they put me on antibiotics to prevent PCP but it only made me break out in a... Read more »