REYATAZ

Indication: REYATAZ® (atazanavir) is a prescription HIV-1 (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) medicine that is used with other antiretroviral medicines to treat HIV-1 infection in adults and children 3 months of age and older and who weigh at least 10 kg (22 pounds)
• REYATAZ should not be used in children less than 3 months of age
REYATAZ does not cure HIV infection or AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome). You must stay on continuous HIV therapy to control HIV infection and decrease HIV-related illnesses.

 
 
REYATAZ can help lower your viral load to undetectable. Individual results may vary. REYATAZ can help lower your viral load to undetectable. Individual results may vary. Click here REYATAZ studies have included women and men.
 

REYATAZ Drug Interactions

When you're taking REYATAZ® (atazanavir), it's important to tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take–including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. This is because certain medicines can interact with REYATAZ and change the way REYATAZ or the other medicines work and affect your body.

The following medicines should not be taken during your treatment with REYATAZ:

  • boceprevir (VICTRELIS®)
  • salmeterol (SEREVENT DISKUS®) and salmeterol with fluticasone (ADVAIR DISKUS®, ADVAIR HFA®)
  • voriconazole (VFEND®)

If you take any of the following medicines during treatment with REYATAZ, your healthcare provider may need to change the dose of the medicine or change the dose of REYATAZ, or your healthcare provider may need to monitor you more closely:

  • medicines used to treat abnormal heart rhythm:
    • amiodarone (CORDARONE®, NEXTERONE®, PACERONE®)
    • lidocaine
    • quinidine
  • allergy or asthma medicines (nasal spray or inhaled treatment):
    • fluticasone propionate (FLONASE®, FLOVENT DISKUS®, FLOVENT HFA®)
  • an antibiotic used to treat tuberculosis (TB):
    • rifabutin (MYCOBUTIN®)
  • the anticoagulant (blood thinner) medicine:
    • warfarin (COUMADIN®, JANTOVEN®)
  • antidepressant medicines:
    • amitriptyline
    • desipramine (NORPRAMIN®)
    • doxepin (SILENOR®)
    • trazodone (OLEPTRO®)
    • trimipramine (SURMONTIL®)
    • imipramine (TOFRANIL®, TOFRANIL-PM®)
    • protriptyline (VIVACTIL®)
  • the chest pain medicine:
    • bepridil (VASCOR®)
  • cholesterol-lowering medicines:
    • atorvastatin (LIPITOR®)
    • rosuvastatin (CRESTOR®)
  • erectile dysfunction medicines:
    • sildenafil (VIAGRA®)
    • tadalafil (CIALIS®)
    • vardenafil (LEVITRA®, STAXYN®)
  • a medicine for gout or treatment of familial Mediterranean fever:
    • colchicine (COLCRYS®)
  • organ transplant rejection medicines:
    • cyclosporine (SANDIMMUNE®, NEORAL®, GENGRAF®)
    • sirolimus (RAPAMUNE®)
    • tacrolimus (PROGRAF®, ASTAGRAF XL®)
  • pain and addiction medicines:
    • buprenorphine or buprenorphine/naloxone (BUPRENEX®, BUTRANS®, ZUBSOLV®, SUBOXONE®)
  • pulmonary arterial hypertension medicines:
    • bosentan (TRACLEER®)
    • tadalafil (ADCIRCA®)
  • medicine to treat fungal infections
    • ketoconazole (NIZORAL®)
    • itraconazole (SPORANOX®, ONMEL®)

People who take sildenafil (VIAGRA®), tadalafil (CIALIS®, ADCIRCA®) or vardenafil (LEVITRA®, STAXYN®) with REYATAZ may have a higher risk of certain side effects. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you take any of these medicines and have any of the following side effects:

  • lightheadedness, especially when standing
  • fainting
  • changes in your vision
  • an erection that lasts more than 4 hours

If you take any of the following medicines, your healthcare provider may change the dose or the time you take REYATAZ or the other medicine:

  • antiepileptic medicines:
    • carbamazepine (CARBATROL®, EPITOL®, TEGRETOL®, TEGRETOL-XR®, EQUETRO®, TERIL®)
    • phenytoin (DILANTIN®)
    • lamotrigine (LAMICTAL®, LAMICTAL CD®, LAMICTAL XR®, LAMICTAL ODT®)
  • calcium channel blockers such as:
    • diltiazem (CARDIZEM®, CARDIZEM CD®, CARDIZEM LA®, TIAZAC®, CARTIA XT®, DILACOR XR®, DILT-CD®, DILTZAC®, TAZTIA XT®)
    • verapamil (COVERA-HS®, CALAN®, CALAN SR®, VERALAN®, VERELAN PM®)
    • felodipine (PLENDIL®)
    • nifedipine (ADALAT CC®, AFEDITAB CR®, PROCARDIA®, PROCARDIA XL®)
    • nicardipine (CARDENE®, CARDENE SR®)
  • indigestion, heartburn, or ulcer medicines:
    • cimetidine (TAGAMET®)
    • esomeprazole (NEXIUM®)
    • famotidine (PEPCID®, PEPCID AC®)
    • rabeprazole (ACIPHEX®, ACIPHEX SPRINKLE™)
    • nizatidine (AXID®)
    • lansoprazole (PREVACID®)
    • omeprazole (PRILOSEC®)
    • pantoprazole (PROTONIX®)
    • ranitidine (ZANTAC® )
  • antacids or buffered medicines
  • antibiotics or antiviral medicines
    • clarithromycin (BIAXIN®, BIAXIN XL®)
    • didanosine (VIDEX®, VIDEX EC®)
    • efavirenz (SUSTIVA®)
    • rifabutin (MYCOBUTIN®)
    • ritonavir (NORVIR®)
    • saquinavir (INVIRASE®)
    • tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (VIREAD®)

Ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist if you are not sure if your medicine is one that is listed above.

Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of your medicines and show it to your healthcare provider and pharmacist when you get a new medicine.

Read more REYATAZ Important Safety Information.

*Undetectable was defined as a viral load of less than 400 copies/mL.

Let your doctor know

If you're taking any other medications, over-the-counter products, or herbal remedies, it is important to let your healthcare provider know.

Remember:

 

Talk to your doctor

Ask your doctor about treatment that is right for you.

 

How REYATAZ fights HIV

REYATAZ is a protease inhibitor that, in combination therapy, helps prevent HIV replication. It can reduce the amount of HIV in your blood to levels that are undetectable.* REYATAZ does not cure HIV infection or AIDS. You must stay on continuous HIV therapy to control HIV infection and decrease HIV-related illnesses.