Atazanavir Sulfate medicine is a sulfate salt form of atazanavir with a bis-aryl substituent on the hydroxyethyl or hydrazine with activity against wild type and mutant forms of HIV protease proteins. This active component does not elevate serum lipids, a common problem with other protease inhibitors.
Class of Drugs – Protease inhibitors
Molecular Formula – C38H54N6O11S
Molecular Weight – 802.9 g/mol
Working: This protease inhibitor medicine Atazanavir Sulfate works by binding to protease. It is a protein that HIV needs to replicate in the body. Due to the inhibition of these proteins, the HIV virus becomes unable to form its duplicates in the body. This decreases the number of viruses that can infect more cells.
Uses: Given medicine is indicated with other HIV drugs to help control HIV infection. It helps to reduce the amount of HIV in the body so the immune system can work better. This lowers the chance of getting HIV complications such as new infections, cancer and improves the quality of life.
It can be given with certain other medications to increase the levels of medicine, which does not cure HIV infection. It helps to decrease the risk of spreading HIV disease to others.
Popular Brands and Dosages: Some of the most popular brand medicines used Atazanavir Sulfate as the main active ingredient. These are as follows:
- Reyataz: 200 mg and 300 mg
- Viracept: 200 mg and 300 mg
- Invirase: 200 mg and 300 mg
- Kaletra: 200 mg and 300 mg
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