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VIRATAZ 300MG CAPSULE

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Composition for VIRATAZ

Atazanavir(300 mg)

food interaction for VIRATAZ

alcohol interaction for VIRATAZ

pregnancy interaction for VIRATAZ

lactation interaction for VIRATAZ

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It is better to take Virataz 300mg capsule with food.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Virataz 300mg capsule is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
PROBABLY SAFE
Virataz 300mg capsule is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE

SALT INFORMATION for VIRATAZ

Atazanavir(300 mg)

Uses

Virataz 300mg capsule is used in the treatment of HIV infection.

How it works

Virataz 300mg capsule 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. Virataz 300mg capsule 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 effects

Kidney stone, Abnormal liver function tests, Cardiac conduction abnormalities, Bile duct stone, Depression, Diarrhoea, Fever, Glucose intolerance, Headache, Insomnia, Muscle pain, Nausea, Stomach pain, Vomiting

SUBSTITUTES for VIRATAZ

2 Substitutes
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  • ATAZOR 300 MG CAPSULE
    (30 capsules in strip)
    Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    Rs. 75.10/capsule
    Capsule
    Rs. 2253
    pay 7% more per capsule
  • ATAVIR 300MG CAPSULE
    (30 capsules in strip)
    Cipla Ltd
    Rs. 76.67/capsule
    Capsule
    Rs. 2300
    pay 10% more per capsule

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Expert advice for VIRATAZ

  • 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 VIRATAZ

Atazanavir

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.

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Content on this page was last updated on 21 June, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)