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Atazanavir

Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Atazanavir is an antiretroviral medication which is used to treat and prevent HIV/AIDS. It is usually recommended to use with other antiretroviral. It may also be used for prevention after a needlestick injury or other potential exposure. It is directed to be taken via the mouth once a day. Atazanavir binds itself to the active site of HIV protease and prevents it from splitting the pro-form of viral proteins into the working machinery of the virus. If the HIV protease enzyme does not work then the virus is not infectious, and no mature virions are made.

Common side effects include yellowish skin, headache, abdominal pain, nausea, trouble sleeping, and fever. Severe side effects include rashes such as erythema multiform and high blood sugar. Atazanavir appears to be safe to use during pregnancy. It is of the protease inhibitor (PI) class and works by blocking HIV protease. Atazanavir should not be taken by those with hypersensitivity. Atazanavir should not be taken with other medications such as triazolam, lurasidone, alfuzosin, irinotecan, rifampin, pimozide, orally administered lovastatin, midazolam, cisapride, ergot derivatives.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a HIV Specialist before using this medicine.

hiv infection

In addition to its intended effect, Atazanavir may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.

Altered taste

Headache

Paresthesia (tingling or pricking sensation)

Throat pain

Peripheral neuropathy (tingling and numbness of feet and hand).

Is It safe with alcohol?

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.

Are there any pregnancy warnings?

Ritovaz 300 mg/100 mg tabcap is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.

Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

Ritovaz 300 mg/100 mg tabcap is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.

Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

Patients should be informed that dizziness has been reported during treatment.

Does this affect kidney function?

There is no interaction between renal impairment and consuming this drug. So dose alteration is not needed.

Does this affect liver function?

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Below is the list of medicines, which contains Atazanavir as ingredient
Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Mylan Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Abbott India Ltd
Hetero Drugs Ltd
Cipla Ltd
Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Cipla Ltd
Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Hetero Drugs Ltd
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
Atazanavir is an antiretroviral that is a protease inhibitor which blocks the activity of HIV protease. This interferes with the maturation process of HIV and leads to production of viruses which are damaged or defective proteins and is unable to infect the healthy cells of the body.
What are you using Atazanavir for?
hiv infection
Other
How much was the improvement?
Poor
Excellent
Average
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
More than 2 days
How frequently did you take this medicine?
Once a day
How did you take this medicine?
With or without food
With Food
What were the side effects of this medicine?
Paresthesia
Nausea
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Popular Questions & Answers

Is everyone that takes anzavir R tablets HIV positive, I mean, what else can it be used to cure.

MBBS, PG Diploma (HIV Medicines)
HIV Specialist, Surat
Is everyone that takes anzavir R tablets HIV positive, I mean, what else can it be used to cure.
in this planet till date 7 crore people got hiv infection not single patient got complete cure so be practical

I have started ART after getting positive hiv test in March 18. Now 3 months continuously I am taking medicine Tenolam E Tablet for the last 3 months. Shall my viral load will be reduced till now. Initially my index value was 783 after the test. How long I take Tenolam E Tablet for this.

MBBS, PG Diploma (HIV Medicines)
HIV Specialist, Surat
I have started ART after getting positive hiv test in March 18. Now 3 months continuously I am taking medicine Tenola...
TENOLAM E tablet will last for whole life. Even your viral load is below detectable limit or not detected even then you must have to conrinue your mediccine
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What are my chances of getting hiv positive if I had protected sex with a prostitute not sure abt the condom status? I have taken tenolam e as pep within 50 hours of the exposure?

MBBS, DDV, FCPS, APEX, Diplomat American Board of Sexology
HIV Specialist, Mumbai
What are my chances of getting hiv positive if I had protected sex with a prostitute not sure abt the condom status? ...
50 hrs is a grey area. Chances of hiv transmission are very less. But also think of other stds. To better understand the risk and consequences of stds please take private consult with audio video chat and then I can guide you properly and explain you what is to be done.

Any medicine for rapid weight lose ar anything which you would like to recommend me.

Ph.D(Clinical Nutrition), M.Sc(Foods&Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Any medicine for rapid weight lose ar anything which you would like to recommend me.
Do not look for short cuts or quick fix methods to weight loss and do not believe in anything posted on social media unless it comes through an expert (with genuine degree in the field) and with scientific basis. If you desire to lose weight healthily and sustainably, I would advise you to give your body time to shed weight and do it with a wholesome diet and exercise. Focus on high protein, low fat diet and restrict carbohydrates to high fibre foods only. Avoid simple sugars completely. Eat outside food less and have good quantity of fresh foods (Fruits, Vegetables) which are not processed. Have small and frequent meals. Have plenty of water and sleep well. If you need us to help you with proper customised Diet plans for weight loss, you can opt for our online program or contact us through Lybrate' private consult'
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I recently detected with hiv 1 positive and other blood test is normal and start my treatment with tenolam e tablet. Is it good to start it immediately. I am 55 years old and diabetic type 2 patient. Please advise.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I recently detected with hiv 1 positive and other blood test is normal and start my treatment with tenolam e tablet. ...
In a known case of diabetic we need to control sugar levels with medication, aerobic exercise and following a diabetic diet and few tips on diet say no to maida items like toast, khaari ,naan ,white bread. Can drink tea but without sugar say no to Buffalo milk and can drink cows milk can eat brown bread can eat sprout’s can eat green vegetables, can eat chappati ,bajra ka rotla can eat one katori of rice twice a day with dal to avoid farsan food items can eat fruits say no to coconut water and for hiv related treatment.

Popular Health Tips

How is Hiv Treatment ?

MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Delhi
How is Hiv  Treatment ?

Hiv treatment is done by antiviral drugs, there are a number of antiviral drugs available in the market, usually HIV is treated with a combination of drugs, usually two to three drugs are used in treating HIV in the initial stage, we can change the combination of drugs according to the requirement of the patient. Drugs can be adjusted or increased if there is the resistance of HIV in the patient.

There are a number of compounds (about 22 in number) which have been formally approved (by us food and drug administration) for the treatment of HIV infections (aids). According to their point of intervention with the HIV replicative cycle, these compounds can be classified into 5 categories: (1) nrtis (nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors): azidothymidine, didanosine, zalcitabine, stavudine, lamivudine, abacavir and emtricitabine; (2) ntrtis (nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitors): tenofovir, administered as its oral prodrug form tdf (tenofovir disoproxil fumarate); (3) nnrtis (non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors): nevirapine, delavirdine and efavirenz; (4) pis (hiv protease inhibitors): saquinavir, ritonavir, indinavir, nelfinavir, amprenavir, lopinavir, atazanavir, fosamprenavir, tipranavir and darunavir; and (5) fis (fusion inhibitors): enfuvirtide. Starting from the drugs which are currently available for the treatment of aids, numerous combinations could be envisaged. Drug combinations are, in principle, aimed at obtaining synergism between the compounds (reasonably expected if they act by different mechanisms), while reducing the likelihood of drug resistance development. Such anti-hiv drug combination regimes were initiated about 10 years ago and have been generally referred to as haart (for highly active antiretroviral therapy). While haart originally consisted of a pill burden of twenty (or more) pills per day, this has been gradually diminished over the past few years, and, since July 2006, an all-in-one pill (teevir from myelin and virotrenz from ranbaxy sun pharma) has become available, which contains three anti-hiv drugs (tenofovir disoproxil fumarate 300 mg, emtricitabine200mg and efavirenz 600 mg) to be taken as a single pill only once daily. Given the information that has been acquired for the therapeutic use (efficacy, safety) of tenofovir disoproxil fumarate over the past five years, it would now seem mandatory to further consider the prophylactic use of tdf [and its combination with emtricitabine (truvada) and/or atripla], as a single daily pill to prevent HIV infection. New combinations of drugs are also available which include tenofovir 300 mg lamivudine 150 mg which is very new drugs.


Now a days we can treat patients who had sex with some sex worker or any male transgender or some unknown person and during sexual intercourse condom gets bursted, we can treat them if they come to us within 72 hours of direct contact, these medicines are called post-exposure prophylaxis (pep) drugs for hiv or prophylactic treatment for hiv, by using these drugs we can treat a patient and we can stop transfusion of hiv virus to the person.

Pep involves taking anti hiv drugs as soon as possible after having been exposed to unprotected sex with some sex worker or transgender of with homosexual prep is a new hiv prevention method in which people who do not have hiv infection take pills of medicine daily to reduce the risk of becoming infected with hiv virus, pep should be taken within 72 hours of exposure to unprotected sex before the virus has time to rapidly duplicate in your body, pep consists of 2-3 antiretroviral drugs taken for 28 days.

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Hiv Treatment

MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Delhi
Hiv Treatment

HIV treatment is done by antiviral drugs, there are number of antiviral drugs available in the market, usually HIV is treated with combination of drugs, usually two to three drugs are used in treating HIV in initial stage, we can change the combination of drugs according to requirement of the patient. Drugs can be adjusted or increased if there is resistance of HIV in the patient.

There are number of compounds (about 22 in number) which have been formally approved (by the US Food and Drug Administration) for the treatment of HIV infections (AIDS). According to their point of intervention with the HIV replicative cycle, these compounds can be classified in 5 categories: (1) NRTIs (nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors): azidothymidine, didanosine, zalcitabine, stavudine, lamivudine, abacavir and emtricitabine; (2) NtRTIs (nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitors): tenofovir, administered as its oral prodrug form TDF (tenofovir disoproxil fumarate); (3) NNRTIs (non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors): nevirapine, delavirdine and efavirenz; (4) PIs (HIV protease inhibitors): saquinavir, ritonavir, indinavir, nelfinavir, amprenavir, lopinavir, atazanavir, fosamprenavir, tipranavir and darunavir; and (5) FIs (fusion inhibitors): enfuvirtide. Starting from the drugs which are currently available for the treatment of AIDS, numerous combinations could be envisaged. Drug combinations are, in principle, aimed at obtaining synergism between the compounds (reasonably expected if they act by different mechanisms), while reducing the likelihood for drug resistance development. Such anti-HIV drug combination regimens were initiated about 10 years ago and have been generally referred to as HAART (for highly active antiretroviral therapy). While HAART originally consisted of a pill burden of twenty (or more) pills per day, this has been gradually diminished over the past few years, and, since July 2006, a all-in-one pill (teevir from myelin and virotrenz from Ranbaxy sun pharma) has become available, which contains three anti-HIV drugs (tenofovir disoproxil fumarate 300 mg, emtricitabine200mg and efavirenz 600 mg) to be taken as a single pill only once daily. Given the information that has been acquired on the therapeutic use (efficacy, safety) of tenofovir disoproxil fumarate over the past five years, it would now seem mandatory to further consider the prophylactic use of TDF [and its combination with emtricitabine (Truvada) and/or Atripla], as a single daily pill to prevent HIV infection. New combinations of drugs are also available which include tenofovir 300 mg lamivudine 150 mg which are very new drugs.


Now a days we can treat patients who had sex with some sex worker or any male transgender or some unknown person and during sexual intercourse condom gets bursted , we can treat them if they come to us within 72 hours of direct contact, these medicines are called POST-EXPOSURE PROPHYLAXIS (PEP) drugs for HIV or prophylactic treatment for HIV, by using these drugs we can treat a patient and we can stop transfusion of HIV virus to the person.

PEP involves taking anti HIV drugs as soon as possible after having been exposed to unprotected sex with some sex worker or transgender or with homosexual PrEP is a new HIV prevention method in which people who do not have HIV infection take pills of medicine daily to reduce the risk of becoming infected with HIV virus ,PEP should be taken within 72 hours of exposure to unprotected sex before the virus has time to rapidly duplicate in your body, PEP consists of 2-3 antiretroviral drugs taken for 28 days.

10 people found this helpful

What Best We Can Do To Prevent 'Alopecia ' or 'Baldness' To Set In?

BHMS, BSc
Homeopath, Delhi
What Best We Can Do To Prevent 'Alopecia ' or 'Baldness' To Set In?

Our core team at dr satsangis recommends following guidelines for doctor and patient alike to bring down damage and prevent severe progression of hair loss ,most in medical practice believes that it is almost inevitable to break the hair -fall cycle, but yes one can , see how 

  • Stress or worries  or anxiety in any form are worse offenders, they may cause upsurge in cortisol level which in turn raises circulating androgen as wel as upgrade hair pilosebacious( hair complex)  active androgens and DHT, this in turn raises 5 alpha reductase type 1/2  and AR coactivators , this
  • causes hair thinning ,hair miniaturisation and increase of telogen phase hair ( hair falling )
  • To bring down anxiety /stress levels , pranayam in simplest form called anulom vilom ,morning walk and taking 1 litre of water  from copper vessels stored overnight .
  • To present miniturisation and oiliness, conditoners to be used , oiling to be prevented , use 'ketoconazole 'based shampooos  as suggested by doctor 
  • jaborandi, a homoeopathy medicines in lower potencies has found to increase blood capillaries ( angiogenesis) as well as blood circulation causing thickened  hair , improvement in hair texture .
  • Use of bhringraj based oil preparation in some cases of aopecia is very helpful but again some cases it may cause more dandruff scales and hair loss
  • We advise you to meet a specialist or experienced doctor trained in field of tricology.
3 people found this helpful

How To Deal With Anger

MD - Psychiatry, Certificate in rTMS, Certificate in rTMS, ECT & tDCS
Psychiatrist, Jaipur
How To Deal With Anger

How to deal with anger

Anger  is emotion of being human. Anger is a very natural response to feeling deceived, attacked, treated unfairly or frustrated. Anyone gets angry sometimes – it's part of life. Anger isn't always a 'bad' emotion; sometime it can  be useful. Think like, feeling angry about something can:

  • It can help to identify problems or things that are hurting you
  • Motivate you to create change

It help us defend ourselves in dangerous situations by giving you a burst of energy.

Anger Symptoms

Quick to anger: the smallest things will appear to line somebody off once anger management is in question. Frustration over very little tasks or something that doesn’t come back simply will develop into a giant scene. Violent behavior:  Physical violence and sharply screaming or yelling is another sign of anger management issues. The trigger will be one thing little, on the face of it unmeaning, that turns into one thing dangerous for all concerned. 

Cycles of dangerous behavior: Even once he or she feels even in being fast to anger or having violent outbursts, there's usually a amount of sorrow following dangerous behavior related to angry outbursts, particularly once there's physical proof, sort of a destroyed house or a contusion loved one. For a time, he or she is also on their “best behavior,” excessively excusatory and dealing exhausting to indicate however sorry they're for what happened. Once the home is clean up and also the bruises begin to fade, however, they once more begin to extend at very little things, slowly build up once more to a bigger outburst. Once physical violence may be a symptom of anger management issues, this may place pet ones in serious danger. 

Substance abuse and addiction: Anger management problems ar usually committed with drug and white plague. once anger problems ar a drag, drug and alcoholism abuse nearly. 

Causes of AngerAnger-inducing things 

A variety of circumstances (that negatively have an effect on ourselves or somebody that we tend to love) will cause somebody to feel angry like:

Physical or verbal threats 

Verbal or physical attacks 

Disruptions whereas following goals 

Financial threats 

Violations of our ethical standards 

Mistreatment or unfair treatment Insults from others that function a blow to our ego 

Anger can profoundly damage your health

Fight, Flight…or Die

It effects your Digestion, Assimilation, Cell production, Body maintenance, Circulation (except to the skeletal muscles involved in the fight-or-flight process), Healing, Immunological defenses

Automatic anger response leads to health problems like: Headaches, Digestive imbalances, Insomnia, Anxiety, Depression,

Therapies for Anger Management 

Many therapeutic methods square measure out there to assist you modify anger problems.  A number of these include:

  • Cognitive activity medical aid 
  • Improvements in communication skills 
  • Focus on problem-solving 
  • Avoidance of problematic things 
  • Humor and self-deprecation
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Back Pain - Causes And Treatment!

MF Homeo (London), DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery), Biochemistry M.D.(AM) PG (Kol)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Kolkata
Back Pain - Causes And Treatment!

 Back Pain Causes And Treatment.

There are several back pain causes – but, distinguishing causes is significant to the future resolution of the matter, and your doctor or hired therapist can assist you to figure that out. a lot of usually than not the underlying downside has been a gift for a few time before the pain evolves, or the matter is aggravated by a trying movement or state of affairs leading to pain.

In my expertise, there are 5 primary causes of mechanical back pain.

  • Poor posture
  • Injuries and accidents
  • Stress
  • Ageing.
  • Medical conditions

1. Posture:

Each a part of the body was designed to be in a very specific position. However, even though we tend to start with good posture, modern-day living and also the necessities of our work environments usually mitigate against U.S. and favor poor posture. Over time this weakens the mechanical came upon of the body that, once tested, could break down and also the result is a pain. the issues I see most are results of poor sitting, standing and dealing postures. usually, a little modification in a very person’s posture eliminates this sort of back and neck pain. it’s vital to find out and maintain an honest posture.

2. Injuries And Accidents:

Overuse of muscles Associate in Nursing joints in an inefficient movement pattern will cause back and neck pain. this can be because of excessive strain being placed on one muscle cluster because of Associate in Nursing imbalance within the performance between muscle teams and might lead to muscle and joint injury. I see fractures to spinal bones caused by falls and car/bike accidents.

3. Stress:

Just as your temperament responds to fret in some ways thus will your body. The initial reaction of your body to fret is to tighten. once the muscles of your body tighten this features an alteration result on the nerves and ligaments and also the joint to that those muscles attach. this could in itself cause pain and pressure on the organs that the tight muscle surrounds. This usually ends up in poor performance of the organ. If this continues for any length of your time bodily health will be compromised in some ways. Despite what we tend to might imagine, muscles remember or yield to stress simply, thus usually the injury addressing is that the results of terribly previous stress.

4. Aging:

The most common reason behind back and neck pain I see is aging. usually, folks, ar suggested that there’s no treatment accessible to contend with aging-associated pain – this can be not true. The relief from pain that treatment will bring usually leaves patients astounded and curious why they need place up with their discomfort for therefore long. actually, ligaments get thicker and joints and discs dry out with age and this method may end up in nerves and muscles around the spine being affected. this could lead to pain, numbness, pins and needles and weakness. the foremost common age connected conditions I treat ar chronic disc illness (spinal stenosis) or at bay nerves. An at bay nerve may end up in pain distant from the spine, unremarkably mentioned as neuralgy. This terribly painful condition responds excellently to acceptable treatment.

5. Medical Conditions:

On every day, I treat autoimmune disease and Osteoarthritis, Spondylolisthesis, Scoliosis, and pathology. though these are physiological conditions they can also be helped and managed well with physiatrics treatment.

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About Atazanavir
When is Atazanavir prescribed?
What are the side effects of Atazanavir ?
Key highlights of Atazanavir
Medicines containing Atazanavir
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