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Reyataz Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Reyataz belongs to a class of HIV drugs known as protease inhibitors. It work by interfering with an important step in the virus's reproductive cycle. Reyataz is used with other medications to treat human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection.

Reyataz Dosage

  • For Adults Who Have Never Taken HIV Medications, then the usual starting dose of Reyataz is two 200-milligram capsules once a day, for a total of 400 milligrams.
  • For Adults Who Have Taken HIV Medications, then the usual starting dose of Reyataz is two 150-milligram capsules plus 100 milligrams of ritonavir daily.

Uses of Reyataz

  • Reyataz is used to treat human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Reyataz

Before taken Reyataz medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor. If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Reyataz. Side effects may include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Burning of hands or feet
  • Depression
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Muscle numbness
  • Nausea
  • Pain
  • Rash

Warnings and precautions before taking Reyataz:

  • While you are taking Reyataz, then it could develop a rash . If the rash becomes severe, then you should tell your doctor.
  • HIV drugs such as Reyataz sometimes causes a redistribution of body fat, resulting in added weight around the waist, breast enlargement, and wasting of the face. So you should be used Reyataz with extra caution.
  • If you have ever had liver problems, then you should be used Reyataz with extra caution.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Reyataz with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Reyataz with the following:

  • Atorvastatin
  • Beta blockers such as atenolol
  • Cyclosporine
  • Didanosine
  • Efavirenz
  • Fluticasone
  • Nevirapine
  • Rifabutin
  • Saquinavir
  • Trazodone
  • Warfarin

After taken Reyataz if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Reyataz overdose include:

  • Yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes

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