What is Reyataz?

Atazanavir (, ), marketed under the trade name Reyataz by Bristol Myers, (formerly known as BMS-232632) is an antiretroviral drug of the protease inhibitor (PI) class. Like other antiretrovirals, it is used to treat infection of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

Atazanavir is distinguished from other PIs in that it can be given once-daily (rather than requiring multiple doses per day) and has lesser effects on the patient's lipid profile (the amounts of cholesterol and other fatty substances in the blood). Like other protease inhibitors, it is used only in combination with other HIV medications.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved atazanavir on June 20, 2003. Atazanavir is the first PI approved for once-daily dosing, and also appears to be less likely to cause lipodystrophy and elevated cholesterol as side effects. It may also not be cross-resistant with other PIs. When boosted with ritonavir it is equivalent in potency to lopinavir for use in salvage therapy in patients with a degree of drug resistance, although boosting with ritonavir reduces the metabolic advantages of atazanavir.

It is on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines, a list of the most important medication needed in a basic health system.

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Hi, I am taking the cocktail for HIV, Reyataz, Norvir and Trauvada.. I just had a drug screening at my Doctors. It is a random test the do in the...

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Welcome to HCM.
You are on wonderful combination of ART (Reyataz, Norvir and Truvada).
Many of my patients are doing well with this combination...

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Im a healthy 28 year old male i work out regularly and have no previous history of medical conditions. I do have insomnia and i take 3mg of Lunesta...

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Atazanavir (reyataz) causes above thing, by description erythema multiforme, it will subside in 4 weeks.

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I am a 59 year old woman with hiv and I have what they call partial seizure disorder as well all the meds have been causing me to be very dizzy and...

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hi, you are on the treatment with HAART, and anti epileptic for partial seizure, but you have not mentioned the duration of this complaint and from...

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