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Getting A Prescription For Atazanavir

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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 called a protease inhibitor (PI). Atazanavir works by blocking protease, a protein that HIV needs
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Is Atripla for beginners?

I was diagnosed with HIV in 2006, I just started taking HIV medication (Atripla) on 3/31/2010 today is 4/13/2010 and I have broken out in a rash on my arms, back, neck, hands, in addition my lips are extremely swollen. I consulted my PCP, he gave...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...drug resistance than treatment could be changed to truvada + either a boosted protease inhibitor (low dose ritonavor + either atazanavir or Prezista) or Truvada + an integrase inhibitor (Isentress). If Atripla is to be stopped most docs would... Read more »

Reyataz Dosage Increased

I have not been able to get a hold of my doctor yet which is why I am posting this question here.I noticed that my doctor increased my prescription for Reyataz to 400mg without even seeing me first.I was wondering what would be the reasoning behind...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Thanks for your post.Atazanavir (Reyataz) is dosed 400 mg once-daily, with food if administered without ritonavir (Norvir). The dose is decreased to 300 mg Read more »

dear doctor

I was on old kaletra+combivir for almost 9 months.3 weeks ago i changed my old kaletra to the new kaletra and the sides effects are worse I keep having diahrea but the main concern is that i cant sleep anymore.. I have insomnia..I feel so tired ...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...some patients. For imsomnia over the counter meds such as diphenhydramine (bendadryl) or melatonin (1-3 mg) can be helfpul. Prescription meds that can be used include amitryptiline or short courses of lorazepam, trazadone, or one of many other... Read more »

chemical imbalance caused by anti viral therapy

I am currently on lamivudine, atazanavir and tenofovir, i was diagonosed + 9 years ago, could my meds cause depression, chemical or otherwise or have there been any links to depression from any of the meds?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Depression is listed as a potential side effect for lamivudine and atazanavir. However, I should point out just being HIV positive is also associated with a higher incidence of depression than that seen Read more »
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The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums

FAQs About Reyataz (Atazanavir) From The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums

...working great for me? Reyataz is causing a yellowing of my skin and eyes; is there another drug I can take? I need to take a prescription-strength drug for acid reflux, but that means I have to stop taking Reyataz. What are my options? ... 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 »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

...damage while taking PIs. In addition, HIV-positive people may have liver damage or stress on their livers caused by: Other prescription medications, over-the-counter drugs such as Tylenol (acetaminophen), repeated use of antibiotics, or... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part III: Treatments for Metabolic Changes

...andtriglycerides. These include Viramune (nevirapine), Intelence (etravirine), Isentress (raltegravir), and Selzentry (maraviroc). Reyataz (atazanavir) and Prezista (darunavir) are also less likely to increase lipids, but both are used with... 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 »

started meds and hate it.

Posted by frank74, 9 Replies
I started meds because my vl was too high 100,000 and cd4 dropped to below 500. I don't have any physical issues with meds but I is more emotional. It's a twice daily reminder of it(HIV) that before I could forget about it for a while. Read more »

"Prescription coupon".

Posted by raymondadams, 1 Reply
Text TXTCPN to 386266 to get a pharmaceutical coupon sent to you that works at CVS and Wal-mart. Read more »

Cost of Meds

Posted by Doyle, 6 Replies
Just curious as to how much Hiv meds cost. I get mine free but was curious as to where i could find a list of the meds and the price of them. Read more »