Reyataz drug that inhibits the enzymes, which eliminates many drugs from the body. It is composed of Atazanavir as the main ingredient, which is an antiretroviral drug used to treat and prevent HIV/AIDS. It is manufactured by a well-known pharmaceutical company, Bristol Myers Squibb. It is available in dosages as 200 mg and 300 mg.
Manufacturer: Bristol Myers Squibb
Active Ingredient: The medication has the active ingredient Atazanavir Sulfate, which is a sulfate salt form of atazanavir. It is an aza-dipeptide analog with a bis-aryl substituent on the hydrazine moiety. It does not elevate serum lipids, a common problem with other protease inhibitors.
Indications: The given medicine is indicated to control HIV infection. It reduces the amount of HIV in the body so that the immune system can work properly. This lowers a chance of getting HIV complications like new infections, cancer and improves the quality of life. This medication does not a cure for HIV infection.
Action Mechanism: This capsule belongs to a class of drugs called protease inhibitors. HIV infection gets perpetuated among new cells that the body produces continually. Protease is the enzyme that forms the new structural proteins and enzymes. Reyataz capsule blocks the activity of this protein protease and results in the formation of new viruses with defective proteins. These viruses are unable to infect the body's cells. This leads to a decrease in the number of viruses in the body.
Dosages: Given medication is effective to control HIV infection. Reyataz capsule is available in dosages as mentioned below:
- 200 mg: This medicine should be taken once a day with food as recommended by the doctor
- 300 mg: Swallow the capsule whole as advised by the doctor as mentioned in prescription by the doctor
Note: Always use an effective barrier method such as latex or polyurethane condoms/dental dams during all sexual activity. Do not share personal items like needles/syringes, toothbrushes, and razors that may have contacted blood or other body fluids.