Atavir 300 mg (Atazanavir)
UsesAtazanavir is used in combination with other anti-retroviral medicines for the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1) infection.
How it worksAtazanavir belongs to a group of medication called azapeptide HIV-1 protease inhibitor. 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.
Common side effectsRedistribution/accumulation of body fat, Cardiac conduction abnormalities, Asymptomatic hyperbilirubinemia, Nephrolithiasis, Fatigue, Nausea, Headache, Abdominal pain, Dyspepsia, Vomiting, New onset or exacerbations of diabetes mellitus, Insomnia, Depression, Cholelethiasis, Diarrhea, Dizziness, Fever, Ocular Icterus, Immune reconstitution syndrome, Rash, Lipodystrophy syndrome, Myalgia, Liver toxicity, Jaundice
- Before taking atazanavir, inform you doctor if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy.
- Inform you, doctor, if you have or ever had any liver problems or liver disease including hepatitis B or C or kidney problems.
- Discuss with your doctor about necessary precautions to be taken to avoid spreading of HIV virus to others.
- Atazanavir should not be used in children who weigh less than 10 kg or who weigh 25 kg or more.
- Consult your doctor if you experience sudden or spontaneous bleeding.