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Reyataz (Atazanavir)

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Reyataz (atazanavir or ATV) is a protease inhibitor used to treat HIV/AIDS. It is approved by the U.S. FDA for the treatment of HIV infection in adults and children 6 years of age and older. It is listed in the HHS HIV treatment guidelines as part of a recommended regimen for people starting HIV treatment for the first time, when taken in combination with Norvir and Truvada.


Adult single dose (treatment-naive patients): Take 300 mg with Norvir 100 mg once daily OR 400 mg once daily; when coadministered with Viread, the dose is 300 mg with Norvir 100 mg. Capsules come in the following strengths: 100 mg, 150 mg, 200 mg and 300 mg.
Adult single dose (treatment-experienced patients): Take 300 mg with Norvir 100 mg once daily.


  • Take Reyataz with food. Swallow the capsules whole. Do not open the capsules.
  • If you are taking antacids or the anti-HIV medicine Videx or Videx EC, take Reyataz 2 hours before or 1 hour after you take these medicines.
  • Always take Reyataz in combination with other anti-HIV medicines.
  • Women should not breastfeed while on Reyataz.
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