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Reyataz And Heart Problems

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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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Abacavir and heart problems

Hi,I've been on Sustiva (efavirenz) and Kivexa (3TC and abacavir) for 18 months. I'm doing really well (undetectable, CD4 = 600) and have no side effects of note. I'm 5'10", 175lbs,57 yrs old, exercise, have low cholesterol and no family heart...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
For patients at low risk for cardiovascular disease (often assessed by using the Framingham risk calculator equation) the potential increased relative risk from using abacavir versus tenofovir is quite small and of borderline clinical significance... Read more »

New Meds

What are the percentages reported for the side effects of Reyataz and swelling of the throat? My doctors wants me to switch from sustiva to Reyataz and Norvir along with my combivir. Sustiva had caused my cholesterol to rise, along with nightmares...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Atazanavir (Reyataz) rarely is linked to swelling of the throat. The lipid/heart effects of Reyataz are usually minimal even with ritonavir boosting. Read more »

Switch to Reyataz/Truvada?

My doctor and I are thinking of changing regimens from Kaletra/Combivir to Reyataz/Truvada and I wanted a second view from you. In particular, I wanted to confirm that I'm appropriately evaluating the new side effects that I might be facing on...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...shot and that this alone is reason to move on if symptoms can not be controlled with diet or simple measures like Lomotil. Reyataz with Norvir may be better tolerated by your GI tract. If even a little bit of Norvir causes you problems, then... Read more »

Atripla and Heart Problems

I've been on atripla for about a year, recently I've experienced some heart fatigue. Dr's have done blood work, x-rays, blood pressure all negative. I've yet to see a cardiologist. I'm 54, in good shape, what tests would you reccommend, any history...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...Regardless, it should be discussed in detail with your doctor and evaluated. HIV medications have been linked to a greater risk of heart problems, but mainly the protease inhibitors, not NNRTI-based therapy like Atripla. Good luck! Read more »

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, Read more »
The Well Project

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

... High lipid levels: High levels of blood fats such as cholesterol andtriglycerides can increase your chances of having heart problems. High glucose levels: When you eat, your body changes the food into glucose.It is carried through the... Read more »
AIDS Treatment News

New Protease Inhibitor Atazanavir (Reyataz) Approved

...On June 20 the FDA approved the new once-a-day protease inhibitor atazanavir (brand name Reyataz), manufactured by Bristol-Myers Squibb. Atazanavir has little effect on the blood lipids cholesterol and triglycerides, and on Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

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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Posted by stevenmarvin, 3 Replies
Hello, I recently started taking viread and sustiva last week. Stupidly I took 2 MDMA pills tonight. Now I am affraid, should I take my meds or skip the dosage. Can anyone help. I am new to all of this.. Read more »


Posted by markman, 3 Replies
I have poz for about 4 years but have never been on meds. My cd4 has been in the 400s and last time was over 500. I feel pretty good. But my doctor has gone ahead and prescribed me the meds. I had two choices: 1. Atripla or 2.... Read more »

Norvir-Truvada-Reyataz any1 on this combo

Posted by light001, 2 Replies
hello Just went to a new DR said to go with this combo and i am wondering did it help anyone. i used to take Combivir and Crixivan and he said those are old meds no one takes them anymore there is so much better out there he correct are... 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 Read more »