virataz r

INTRODUCTION OF ATAZANAVIR

Virataz R 300mg/100mg Tablet is a combination of antiretrovirals medicines. It is prescribed to treat HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) infection.
It boosts up the immunity to fight against HIV to manage or treat AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome).

Virataz R 300mg/100mg Tablet should be used in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Take it with food, as this increases the absorption of the medicine into the body.

Some of the common side effects include nausea, decreased appetite, weakness and headache. Please consult your doctor if these side effects persist for a longer duration.

INTRODUCTION OF RITONAVIR

Virataz R 300mg/100mg Tablet is a combination of antiretrovirals medicines. It is prescribed to treat HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) infection.
It boosts up the immunity to fight against HIV to manage or treat AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome).

Virataz R 300mg/100mg Tablet should be used in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor.
Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
Take it with food, as this increases the absorption of the medicine into the body.

Some people may experience nausea, diarrhea and increased cholesterol or triglyceride levels, as side effects of this medicine.

Please consult your doctor if these side effects persist for a longer duration. Inform your doctor if you have diabetes as it can increase sugar levels in the blood.

Inform your doctor before taking this drug if you have a history of liver disease including hepatitis A or B, any kidney disorder or have hemophilia. click here: virataz r

SIDE EFFECTS OF ATAZANAVIR

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Virataz R

  • Rash
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Vomiting
  • Crystals in urine
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Indigestion
  • Paresthesia (tingling or pricking sensation)
  • Throat pain
  • Increased liver enzymes
  • Diarrhea
  • Blood in urine
  • Peripheral neuropathy (tingling and numbness of feet and hand)
  • Cough
  • Taste change
  • Hypercholesterolemia (high cholesterol)
  • Increased triglyceride level in blood
  • Protein in urine

SIDE EFFECTS OF RITONAVIR

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Virataz R

  • Taste change
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Paresthesia (tingling or pricking sensation)
  • Dizziness
  • Cough
  • Abdominal pain
  • Throat pain
  • Peripheral neuropathy (tingling and numbness of feet and hand)

HOW ATAZANAVIR WORKS

Virataz R 300mg/100mg Tablet is an anti-HIV medication. It works by interfering with an enzyme (protease), which is required by HIV-infected cells to make new viruses. This stops the production of new viruses.

HOW RITONAVIR WORKS

Virataz R 300mg/100mg Tablet is an anti-HIV medication. It works by interfering with an enzyme (protease), which is required by HIV-infected cells to make new viruses. This stops the production of new viruses.

SAFETY ADVICE

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Alcohol

Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Virataz R 300mg/100mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy

Information regarding the use of Virataz R 300mg/100mg Tablet during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
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Breast feeding

Information regarding the use of Virataz R 300mg/100mg Tablet during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
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Driving

Virataz R 300mg/100mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
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Kidney

Virataz R 300mg/100mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Virataz R 300mg/100mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver

Virataz R 300mg/100mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Virataz R 300mg/100mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Virataz R 300mg/100mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with moderate and severe liver disease.

WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE VIRATAZ R TABLET?

If you miss a dose of Virataz R 300mg/100mg Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Quick tips

Atazanavir

  • Atazanavir should be taken with food.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
  • Do not take antacids an hour before or two hours after taking Atazanavir.
  • It may cause dizziness or sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything that requires concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • Stop taking medications (prescribed for erectile dysfunction) like sildenafil or tadalafil while on treatment with this medicine.
  • Your doctor may check your liver function regularly. Inform your doctor if you develop abdominal pain, loss of appetite darkened urine or yellowing of the eyes or skin (jaundice).
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Ritonavir

  • Ritonavir should be taken with food.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
  • Do not take antacids an hour before or two hours after taking Ritonavir.
  • It may cause dizziness or sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything that requires concentration until you know how it affects you.
  • Stop taking medications (prescribed for erectile dysfunction) like sildenafil or tadalafil while on treatment with this medicine.
  • Your doctor may check your liver function regularly. Inform your doctor if you develop abdominal pain, loss of appetite darkened urine or yellowing of the eyes or skin (jaundice).
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.

FAQs

Atazanavir

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 hyperbilirubinemia?

Yes, hyperbilirubinemia (an increase in the level of bilirubin in the blood) is a known side effect of 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. Does Atazanavir cause lipodystrophy?

Yes, lipodystrophy (changes in body fat – build up or loss of body fat) is a known side effect of Atazanavir

Ritonavir

Q. What is Ritonavir used for?

It is used along with other medication for treating human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. It does not completely cure HIV or AIDS

Q. Why is ritonavir used along with lopinavir?

Ritonavir is available with lopinavir as a fixed dose combination as it improves the availability of lopinavir which helps in increasing activity against HIV

Q. Is ritonavir a protease inhibitor?

Ritonavir, a protease inhibitor

Q. How does Ritonavir work and what does it inhibit?

Ritonavir belongs to a class of medication called protease inhibitors. It inhibits protease enzymes from breaking down proteins and thus prevents HIV from multiplying inside the body. It does not cure HIV completely but reduces the chances of getting acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and HIV related infections or cancer

Q. Why is it used as a booster?

Ritonavir is used as a booster to increase the absorption of other protease inhibitors as well as prevent other protease inhibitors from being degraded.

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