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Reyataz Drug

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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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does reyataz test positive for drug or alcohol

Does Reyataz test positive for any drugs on a urinalysis screen?...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
To my knowledge atazanavir does not cause false positive urine drug tests. If any reader knows otherwise please post. KH... Read more »

drug interractions-reyataz, Protonix, Nexium, Prilosec

I come to this site often because I get the best answers for the types of questions I have. My question concerns drug interractions. I accidenally came across an article which said not to take Reyataz with Protonix. Yet neither my doctor nor...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
The issue here is perhaps more of a relative than absolute one. The concomitant use of a drug such as Protonix with Reyataz may reduce absorption of the Reyataz, and thus reduce its blood levels and efficacy. However, taking the Norvir... Read more »

Reyataz or Reyataz/Norvir

I tested positive in July of this year. My initial CD4 was 249, 4 wks later 279, 4 weeks later 219, 2 weeks later 205. My VL was 102,000; 238; and undetectable the last two times. I started Atripla the first week in August. My current physician...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
I would go back to your doctor and ask why he or she thinks that a change in your medication is needed at this time. It is quite possible that there is important information that you have not included in your email, so I will make some observations... Read more »

INTERACTIONS BETWEEN REYATAZ AND OXANDROLONE

ARE THERE ANY INTERACTIONS OF CONSEQUENCE BWTWEEN THESZE TWO? I SEE NOTHING IN THE LITERATURE EXCEPT A VAGUE REFERENCE BY VERGEL AT GMHC....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I am not aware of any direct drug (pharmacokinetic )interactions that haven been reported for atazanavir and oxandrolone. Since oxandrolone can cause liver problems I would watch carefully for any additive liver problems when using those two drugs... Read more »
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Epzicom + Reyataz?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi.
I have just been diagnosed with a CD4 count of 11, and a viral load of 820,000.
I may start teatment with Epzicom + Reyataz and I wanted to know if anybody else had started with this regimen, or is currently on it, and what they thought of it?
Thank... Read more »

Reyataz/Norvir/Truvada/Epzicom...morning or night?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I'm starting in a study, and I just got my meds today. I'll be on Reyataz boosted with Norvir, and either Epzicom or Truvada (I won't know which).

Does anyone know if there are any advantages to taking these meds in the morning as opposed to the... Read more »

Reyataz+Norvir+Truvada?

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 »

drugs that can be used with norvair and truvada

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I am resistant to Sustiva and have a rash because of the Reyataz. what other combinations of drugs can be used with truvada and norvair? Read more »