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Reaction To Atazanavir

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Atazanavir (Reyataz)

What Is Atazanavir? Atazanavir, also called Reyataz, is a drug used as part of antiretroviral therapy (ART). Atazanavir is a protease inhibitor manufactured by Bristol-Myers Squibb. Atazanavir was approved by the FDA in 2003. Generic versions have been tentatively approved under PEPFAR (see Fact Sheet 475 ). Protease inhibitors prevent the protease enzyme from working. HIV protease acts like a chemical scissor. It cuts the raw material for HIV...
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Atripla vs truvada/boosted atazanavir

I have through personal experience and anecdotal evidence from a number of friends and acquiantances to have to add a strong word of caution to Dr Pierone's recommendation of Atripla over truvada/boosted Atazanvir.If you have any repeat ANY...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello, Here is the <a href="http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/Meds/Current/Q182511.html#" target=_new>link</a> to the post that discusses some of the potential challenges with Atripla (actually the efavirenz component of... Read more »

Hepatitis or reaction to Ritonavir

What is causing me to have yellowing of the whites of my eyes and slight change in skin tone? I have also had headaches body aches and low grade fever with night sweats and chills and some mild stomach upset. My last labs in Feb show a CD-4 count of...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
If the yellow appearance is due to an increase in bilirubin levels (from either the atazanavir or some form of hepatitis) that should be simple to determine by blood tests and an examination. It would be unusual to have those symptoms due to... Read more »

GERD reaction

I experience GERD to the point of heart and throat palpations real severe.I have been taking Nexium for years, no longer helps. I watch what I eat,lost 30 lbs. Also diabetic.Any suggestions on what to take?...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.The only HIV medication with a significant drug-drug interaction with proton-pump inhibitors, like Nexium, is atazanavir (Reyataz). For this reason, for my patients with serious issues with GERD or acid indigestion, I'll... Read more »

my cousins meds bad reaction

my almost 40 year-old brazilian cousin[will be 40 in february] was diagnosed with hiv in may 2006, cd4 216 VL 136.000 .he had no sympthoms since then except for herpes zooster which made him go through an HIV blood test. he was completed healed...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
He likely has a high bilirubin level due to the atazanavir. perhpas 5% of patients on atazanavir develop a high level that is noticealbe and leads to consideration of changing the atazanavir to another drug (such as efavirenz or Kaletra or... 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 was taken off them due... Read more »

Some drug reactions, I think

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
Hey guys, long time no parlez,

For two years I've been on a regimen of Norvir, Atazanavir (Reyetaz) and Truvada (Viread and Emtriva). Last July I developed tingling in my toes (parathesia) which became painful buring and shooting pains. This March,... 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 many options left. I might be getting T-20, but need another good drug to add to... 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 many options left. I might be getting T-20, but need another good drug to add to... Read more »