Details of Atazanavir Salt (Generic Drug)

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Atazanavir is an antiviral medication that prevents human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) cells from multiplying in your body. Atazanavir is used with other medications to treat HIV, which causes the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Atazanavir is not a cure for HIV or AIDS. To make sure atazanavir is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have liver disease, hepatitis B or C kidney disease (or if you are on dialysis) history of kidney stones or gallstones diabetes a bleeding disorder such as haemophilia high cholesterol or triglycerides a heart rhythm disorder or if you have ever used a protease inhibitor in the past.


Typical Uses

Atazanavir is an antiviral medication that prevents human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) cells from multiplying in your body. Atazanavir is used with other medications to treat HIV, which causes the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Atazanavir is not a cure for HIV or AIDS. To make sure atazanavir is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have liver disease, hepatitis B or C kidney disease (or if you are on dialysis) history of kidney stones or gallstones diabetes a bleeding disorder such as haemophilia high cholesterol or triglycerides a heart rhythm disorder or if you have ever used a protease inhibitor in the past.


Side Effects

Atazanavir may increase your risk of certain infections or autoimmune disorders by changing the way your immune system works. Symptoms may occur weeks or months after you start treatment with atazanavir. Tell your doctor if you have signs of a new infection- fever, night sweats, swollen glands, diarrhoea, stomach pain, weight loss chest pain (especially when you breathe), dry cough, wheezing, feeling short of breath cold sores, sores on your genital or anal area rapid heart rate, feeling anxious or irritable, weakness or prickly feeling, problems with balance or eye movement trouble speaking or swallowing, severe lower back pain, loss of bladder or bowel control or swelling in your neck or throat (enlarged thyroid), menstrual changes, impotence, loss of interest in sex.


Drug Interactions

• Atazanavir+acebutolol- Using atazanavir together with acebutolol can increase the risk of an irregular heart rhythm that may be serious. You should seek immediate medical attention if you develop sudden dizziness, light-headedness, fainting, or irregular heartbeat during treatment with these drugs, whether together or alone.

• Atazanavir+alfentanil- Atazanavir may significantly increase the blood levels of alfentanil. This can increase the risk or severity of side effects such as excessive sedation, respiratory depression, low blood pressure, and irregular heart rhythm.

• Atazanavir+axitinib- Atazanavir may significantly increase the blood levels of axitinib. This may increase side effects such as high blood pressure, diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, constipation, decreased appetite, weight loss, and rash, itching or peeling of skin on the hands and feet.

• Atazanavir+boceprevir- Talk to your doctor before using boceprevir together with atazanavir. Combining these medications may reduce the blood levels of both medications, which may make them less effective in the treatment of hepatitis C and HIV infection.

• Atazanavir+digoxin- Using atazanavir together with digoxin can increase the risk of an irregular heart rhythm that may be serious. You should seek immediate medical attention if you develop sudden dizziness, light-headedness, fainting, or irregular heartbeat during treatment with these drugs, whether together or alone.


Mechanism of action

Atazanavir is an antiretroviral drug, prescribed for HIV/AIDS. It inhibits some viral polypeptides in the HIV-1 infected cells of the body and inhibits and prevents maturation of virus in the cells. Atazanavir does not cure HIV infections it decreases the risks of developing acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and other HIV-related illnesses due to compromised immunity.


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