Atavir 300 mg (Atazanavir)
Atavir is an antiretroviral medicine used in combination with other medicines to delay the progression of HIV. It contains the active component Atazanavir, which falls into the category of drugs known as protease inhibitors. The class of drugs interrupts the different steps in virus production than other classes of drugs previously available to fight against HIV infection. Once the progression slows down, your immune system starts improving, the CD4 cells count will increase, and you will be better protected against infections caused by the HIV.
What is Atavir used for?
Atavir is a medicine used as part of antiretroviral therapy. It hinders the replication of the HIV in combination with other antiretroviral drugs.
How does Atavir work?
Atavir comprises of an active component Atazanavir, which works by inhibiting the action of HIV protease, preventing the maturation of virions. The action increases the number of CD4 cells and slows down the progression of HIV and its consequences.
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What does Atavir contain?
Atavir is supplied in the form of tablets for oral administration. It's beneficial ingredient Atazanavir is a protease inhibitor, which is approved by the Food and drug Administration to treat HIV infection.
What are the side effects of Atavir?
The most commonly reported side effects of Atavir are as follows:
- Weakness or tiredness
- Abdominal pain
- Tingling sensation in the hands, feet and around the lips
If any of these occurs and bother you, please call your physician and discuss them. Inform your physician if you are pregnant or planning to conceive. Your physician may recommend the appropriate treatment to reduce the risk of transferring the virus to your baby. Lactation is contraindicated if you are suffering from HIV as there is a possibility that you can transmit the virus to your infant through breast milk.
What medications interact with Atavir?
Coadministration of Atavir may alter the effects of other drugs, and other drugs may alter the working of Atavir. The potential drug interaction may be considered before and during the treatment.
Concurrent use of pimozide, sildenafil, lovastatin, St. John’s wort, midazolam, rifampin, alfuzosin, ergot derivatives, irinotecan, triazolam, indinavir, and simvastatin are contraindicated.
When should Atavir not be used?
- Atavir should not be administered to patients with severe hepatic impairment.
- It is not suitable for pediatric patients because of the increased risk in infants.
- Avoid taking it if you have demonstrated hypersensitivity to the Atazanavir or other ingredients of the formulation.
- The safety and efficacy have not been established in children greater than six years
- It should be used cautiously in the following conditions:
- Mild to moderate liver problems
- Diabetes mellitus
- Lactating women
How should Atavir be taken?
- For the treatment of naive adults, the recommended dose of Atavir is 300 mg along with 100 mg ritonavir once daily or 400 mg once a day. It should be taken after consuming food.
- For the treatment of experienced adults, 300 mg with 100 mg ritonavir is the suggested dose. Take once daily with food.
- The doses of pediatric patients are dependent on the body weight. The maximum dose should not exceed 300 mg Atavir and 100 mg ritonavir.
- The same adult dose is recommended for pregnant women as well with dosing modifications for some concomitant medications.
- Dose adjustment is required in patients with hepatic and renal insufficiency.
How long should you take Atavir?
Continue taking Atavir 300 mg orally for as long as your physician tells you.
Missed dose of Atavir
If you miss a dose of Atavir, the viral load (amount of HIV) in your blood will start increasing again, and your defense system will be further damaged. A few missed doses can be enough to slow down the action of Atavir. When resistance develops, other HIV drugs that work similarly as Atavir may also become inactive. Therefore, missing doses can decrease treatment options for the future.
How should Atavir be stored?
- The medicine should be stored in a cool, dry place, protected from heat as well as light
- Keep it out of the reach of children and pets
- Avoid placing it in the bathroom or near a stove