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How Long Does Reyataz Take To Work

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... Common Name: atazanavir sulfate Brand Name: Reyataz Class: HIV protease inhibitor (PI) Standard dose: One 300 mg capsule plus 100 mg Norvir, once daily (this dose must be used if taking Viread or Truvada), or two 200 mg capsules, once daily; take with
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Sustiva vs. Reyataz

Last week my blood test showed very high triglicerides (978mg/dl) and high cholesterol (215mg/dl, 26 LDL). I repeated the test (not fasting) and the triglicerides were still very high (around 800) and the cholesterol the same. I have always had...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...really looking to stay within convention, I'd consider using an unboosted (ie, no Norvir) protease regimen, such as Epzicom+Reyataz (one can't use Truvada with unboosted 'taz because of drug-drug interactions)- avoiding Norvir would probably... Read more »

Reyataz, Norvir & Truvada

Hello I have been HIV + for 3 years now i am resistant to NNRTI's so can not take atripla. My doctor though the best would be Reyata Norvir & Tuvada I have been on it for one week and have a all day headache heartburn and burping. I know i cant...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Have you been checked for H pylor infection of the stomach (which can be more definitely treated)? Ritonavir boosted protease inhibitors can cause or aggravate heartburn stymptoms in some patients. As you situation highlights one has to be careful... Read more »

Switching to Reyataz from Kaletra "Miraculous" for Triglycerides

Although this is just anecdotal data, my triglycerides have dropped dramatically in less than 2 weeks after switching from Kaletra to Reyataz.I had written in a couple of weeks ago about my triglycerides shooting up from 200 to over 900 in a matter...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...about 15% of people on Kaletra get significant elevations that resolve as soon as the drug is discontinued or replaced. As Reyataz is an agent that is not associated with this problem, it was an excellent choice for you.Keep up the good work!!! Read more »

I don't wan't to take 4

I just switched from Atripla to Reyataz, Norvir, Truvada. can I drop the tenofvir and take the other 3? I had a real low viral load when I started so how long could I get out of the combo if I dropped the norvir? A couple years till something better...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...You are not actually taking 4 drugs. The Norvir is just a booster for the Reyataz. So you are really on tenofovir and emtricitabine (the two components of the Truvada) along with Reyataz. the Norvir is just Read more »
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... Starting Treatment | Switching Treatment | Side Effects | Drug Interactions | Food, Alcohol and Reyataz Starting Treatment I'm about to start meds. My doctor recommended I start with Truvada (tenofovir/FTC), Norvir (ritonavir) Read more »
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Atazanavir (Reyataz)

...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 therapy (ART). Atazanavir is a protease inhibitor manufactured by... Read more »
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...increase the risk of ddI-associated adverse events, including neuropathy. See tips. Viread decreases the concentration levels of Reyataz. In addition, Reyataz and Kaletra increase Viread concentrations. The reason for these interactions is... Read more »
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Chemistry Panel

...High levels can indicate liver disease but might also be caused by the antiviral drugs indinavir (Crixivan) and atazanavir (Reyataz). Alkaline Phosphatase . High levels can indicate liver or bone disease. GGT (gamma glutamyl transpeptidase)... Read more »
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Meds - How long to adjust?

Posted by calguy2009, 2 Replies
...3 weeks - a night mare. Now on Epzicom and Viramune for 2 weeks and will start 2x dosing Viramune tonight. Question - I have long bouts of fatigue, with spurts of some energy and no appetite to speak of. I'm hoping that this will pass. How long... Read more »

So when they say you should be on medication....

Posted by Izabella, 2 Replies
...but what we tell you to take. 9 months ago I stated in the ID clinic of a University Hospital. I was on AZT, Videx EC and Reyataz when I got there. I tolerated it well and I had a CD4 in the upper 400's and an undetectable viral load. In my... Read more »


Posted by keepingfaith, 4 Replies
...I was wondering how long after starting Atripla does your viral loads come undetectable??? Mines currently are 62,270+ CD4 278. Read more »

Protease Inhibitors - Hemophilia bleeds

Posted by akcol
...understand that PIs can be as dangerous to a person with Hemophilia as the virus we're all trying to control is. He has been taking Reyataz (PI) with Combivir for a year. Previous HAARTs: Sustiva (NNRTI) and Combivir, before that Fortovase (PI)... Read more »