food interaction for ATAVIR
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Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
SALT INFORMATION FOR ATAVIR
How it works
Common side effects
SUBSTITUTES FOR ATAVIR
Expert advice FOR ATAVIR
- 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.
Frequently asked questions FOR ATAVIR
Q. How does atazanavir work?
Atazanavir belong to a group of medications 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
Q. What is atazanavir used for?
Atazanavir is used in combination with other anti-retroviral medicines for the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1) infection
Q. Does atazanavir cause lipodystrophy?
Yes, lipodystrophy (changes in body fat - build up or loss of body fat) is a known side effect of atazanavir
Q. Does atazanavir cause hyperbilirubinemia?
Yes, hyperbilirubinemia (an increase in the level of bilirubin in the blood) is a known side effect of atazanavir.