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What If I Miss A Dose Of Atazanavir

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An Overview of Reyataz (Atazanavir)

at-a-za-NA-veer Brand Name: Reyataz Other Name(s): ATV, atazanavir sulfate Drug Class: Protease Inhibitors Approved Use: Treatment of HIV Infection WARNING: Atazanavir can cause serious side effects. These include heart rhythm problems, severe rash, liver problems, and life-threatening drug interactions. Contact your health care provider right away if you have any of the following symptoms that may signal heart...
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Atazanavir will improve lipo?

I'm writing from Brazil. I've been on Nelfinavir/3TC/AZT for 5 years now. It has been my first and only combo. My viral load was never undetectable. It's currently at 1,200 and my CD4 is 500. I've been getting very fat around the...
Sharon Lee, M.D.

Response from Sharon Lee, M.D.

University of Kansas Medical Center
It sounds as though your viral load has just recently become detectable at 1,200. Unless you have missed doses, or changed your schedule or regimen somehow, it is probably beginning to fail. Usually it is not a good idea to change out only one... Read more »

Switching to Atazanavir

Thank you so much for your prompt response to my previous question. You all are doing an invaluable service on this forum! Thank you again.I guess my next 2 (and final) questions would be:1. Would you recommend Atazanavir alone or the boosted...
Sharon Lee, M.D.

Response from Sharon Lee, M.D.

University of Kansas Medical Center
Best bet is to try for a genotype or phenotype and review options with your doc using that added info. I would suspect a 184 reverse transcriptase mutant and perhaps a D30 protease mutant. If those are the only mutations, it is probably worthwhile... Read more »

If I miss and dose, should I double dose?

I just realized that I missed my morning dose of kaletra (though I took my emtriva and the other one whose name escapes me.) I just took my evening dose of 3. Should I double up on my kaletra (take 3 more now in the evening for a total of 6) or...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
No. If you miss a dose and 12 hours haveelapsed, you should just resume taking the normal dosage.If you missed a dose and discovered the error6 hours after it was due, I would advise you to take the next dose at that moment, and thengradually... Read more »

Missed doses / double doses

Hello Dr.I have a general question and one concern. First, the concern: I think I missed one doses of Atripla. My last numbers were 77 viral load, almost three months ago, so I would expect to be undetectable now. I think I missed it for one day...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.A single viral load of 77 has no real importance- especially if the preceding tests were undetectable. While it's not a perfect score, our medications do a very good job in suppressing the virus. Remember, the goal... Read more »
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Posted by jab, 1 Reply
missed sustiva dose, should I take it now Read more »

Hi, guys, I've been missing you all, esp AIDSTOHV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
It is so good to be back, I and my husband have been very busy with blood work, trying to get a head doc---long, long waiting list for that with an HMO, and just dealing with life in general. Also we went to the Northern Lights ALternatives, which... Read more »

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 »

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 »