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.
Who should not take REYATAZ?
Do not take REYATAZ if you:
- are allergic to atazanavir or any of the ingredients in REYATAZ. See the Patient Information for a complete list of ingredients in REYATAZ.
- are taking any of the following medicines. Taking REYATAZ with these medicines may affect how REYATAZ works. REYATAZ may cause serious life-threatening side effects or death when used with these medicines:
- alfuzosin (UROXATRAL®)
- cisapride (PROPULSID®)
- ergot medicines including:
- ergotamine tartrate (CAFERGOT®, MIGERGOT®, ERGOMAR®, ERGOSTAT®, MEDIHALER®, Ergotamine, WIGRAINE®, WIGRETTES®)
- dihydroergotamine mesylate (D.H.E. 45®, MIGRANAL®)
- methylergonovine (METHERGINE®)
- indinavir (CRIXIVAN®)
- irinotecan (CAMPTOSAR®)
- lovastatin (ADVICOR®, ALTOPREV®, MEVACOR®)
- midazolam (VERSED®), when taken by mouth for sedation
- nevirapine (VIRAMUNE®, VIRAMUNE XR®)
- pimozide (ORAP®)
- rifampin (RIFADIN®, RIFAMATE®, RIFATER®, RIMACTANE®)
- sildenafil (REVATIO®),when used for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension
- simvastatin (SIMCOR®, VYTORIN®, ZOCOR®)
- St. John’ wort (Hypericum perforatum)
- triazolam (HALCION®)
Serious problems can happen if you or your child takes any of the medicines listed above with REYATAZ.
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.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
*Undetectable was defined as a viral load of less than 400 copies/mL.