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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 antiretroviral
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adding atazanavir to a 2 month old weak cocktail

I am currently: T-20, DDI, Kaletra, Hydreaurea to boost DDI; FTC. I amm resistant to kaletra since last treatment. we chose lo leave it. Atazanavir has cross resistance. I have not taking atazanavir, but I would like to add atazanavir to somehow...
Sharon Lee, M.D.

Response from Sharon Lee, M.D.

University of Kansas Medical Center
...your doctor and look at all the medicines you have been on, any genotype or phenotype information you have, etc.Although adding Atazanavir may be helpful, it will not help if there is significant resistance. Remember, each of the medicines and... Read more »

Started Atazanavir

Dear Expert, after a year on Stustiva/Truvada, my first line treatment I adhered perfectly but became unhappy due to the side effects of efavirenz. I am on my 5th day of Atazanavir/Noriver(boost) + Truvada. So far I feel like a new man..I have...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...There is nothing I am aware of that you can do to minimize the elevated bilirubin that often, but not always, develops on atazanavir (Reyataz) - especially when boosted with Norvir. The good news is that this elevation of bilirubin is usually... 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 »

Kaletra vs Atazanavir for diarrhea

I am currently taking Kaletra, Viread, Ziagen and 3TC and having terrible problems with diarrhea. I know it's the Kaletra as I was on the other meds in the past and had none. I've tried all the usual routes--immodium, lomotil, calcium carbonate,...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...that it may be a side effect of the Kaletra. If you have an undetectable viral load, you can make a single drug substitution of atazanavir for Kaletra. To date, the GI side effects of atazanavir have been less marked, and the risk of... 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

... Switching from a regimen containing Reyataz (atazanavir) boosted with Norvir (ritonavir) to a regimen that cuts out the Norvir doesn't hurt the regimen's effectiveness and doesn't compromise Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

EuroSIDA Study Finds a Signal of Kidney Toxicity With Tenofovir or Atazanavir

...(Crixivan): a 12% increased relative risk for every year this drug was used (this effect was independent of tenofovir use) atazanavir (Reyataz): a 21% increased relative risk for every year this drug was used (this effect was independent of... Read more »
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FAQs About Reyataz (Atazanavir) From The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums

...to start meds. My doctor recommended I start with Truvada (tenofovir/FTC), Norvir (ritonavir) and a choice of either Reyataz (atazanavir) or Prezista (darunavir, TMC114). He mentioned that Prezista is the "new hot thing" so maybe I should choose... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Reyataz (Atazanavir)

... at-a-za-NA-veer Brand Name: Reyataz Other Name(s): ATV, ATZ, BMS 232632 (atazanavir), BMS-232632-05 (atazanavir sulfate) Drug Class: Protease Inhibitors Atazanavir, also known as Reyataz, is a type of medicine 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 »

need atazanavir

Posted by princealbert
...Does anyone know how to access atazanavir, a new protease inhibitor not yet approved? I've got less than 20 CD4, VL 40,000, am multi-drug resistant, and don't have too Read more »

Need Atazanavir

Posted by princealbert, 1 Reply
...Does anyone know how to access atazanavir, a new protease inhibitor not yet approved? I've got less than 20 CD4, VL 40,000, am multi-drug resistant, and don't have too Read more »

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

Posted by Mondo
...Is there anyone here at the forum taking the following cocktail? I'm taking Reyataz[atazanavir], Norvir [ritonavir] and Kivexa [abacavir/3TC, Epzicom]. I would be interested to know how you are going with it and any problems Read more »