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.
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 the chance of getting HIV complications like new infections, and cancer and improves the quality of life. This medication does not have a cure for HIV infection.
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.
- Muscle Pain
- Depressed Mood
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
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.