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Virataz 300Mg Capsule

Manufacturer: Hetero Drugs Ltd
Medicine composition: Atazanavir
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Virataz 300Mg Capsule 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. Virataz 300Mg Capsule 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. Virataz 300Mg Capsule appears to be safe to use during pregnancy. It is of the protease inhibitor (PI) class and works by blocking HIV protease. Virataz 300Mg Capsule should not be taken by those with hypersensitivity. Virataz 300Mg Capsule 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 content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a HIV Specialist before using this medicine.
  • Hiv Infection

  • 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 have the same composition, strength and form as Virataz 300Mg Capsule , and hence can be used as its substitute.

This medication behaves as a protease inhibitor which blocks the activity of HIV protease. This interferes with the maturation process of HIV and leads to the production of viruses which are damaged or defective proteins and is unable to infect the healthy cells of the body.

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