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Virataz R

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Virataz R Atazanavir 300 mg/ritonavir 100 mg is a combination medication used for the treatment of HIV infection.

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Description

Here is some information about its use, directions, benefits, how it works,
and safety advice:

Use:

  • Atazanavir/ritonavir is prescribed for the management of HIV-1 infection in adults and children aged 3 months and older. It is usually used in combination with other antiretroviral drugs to suppress the replication of the HIV virus.

Directions of Use:

  • The dosage and administration instructions for Atazanavir/ritonavir may vary depending on factors such as your age, weight, other medications you are taking, and your specific HIV treatment history. It is important to follow the instructions provided by your healthcare provider and the information on the medication label. Atazanavir/ritonavir is typically taken orally once daily with food.

Benefits:

  • Atazanavir/ritonavir is highly effective in reducing the viral load and increasing CD4 cell counts, which leads to improved immune function. By consistently taking Atazanavir/ritonavir as prescribed, individuals with HIV can achieve and maintain viral suppression, improving their overall health outcomes and reducing the risk of transmitting the virus to others.

How it works:

  • Atazanavir is a protease inhibitor that works by inhibiting the protease enzyme, which is essential for the maturation of new viral particles. By blocking this enzyme, Atazanavir prevents the production of functional viral proteins, effectively inhibiting viral replication. Ritonavir is a pharmacokinetic enhancer that is combined with Atazanavir to increase its levels in the blood.
    Ritonavir achieves this by inhibiting certain enzymes in the liver that break down Atazanavir, allowing for higher and more sustained drug concentrations.

Safety Advice:

  • It is important to take Atazanavir/ritonavir consistently and as prescribed by your healthcare provider. Adherence to the treatment regimen is crucial for its effectiveness.
    Inform your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including over-the-counter drugs and supplements, as there may be potential drug interactions. Common side effects of Atazanavir/ritonavir may include nausea, diarrhea, indigestion, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes), and skin rash. However, not everyone experiences these side effects. It is important to
    report any concerning or persistent side effects to your healthcare provider. Regular monitoring of liver function, kidney function, and HIV viral load is typically recommended during treatment.

Please note that the information provided here is a general overview, and it is important to consult with your healthcare provider for personalized guidance and specific instructions related to your HIV treatment. They will be able to provide you with the most accurate and up-to-date information based on your individual needs and medical history.

Additional information

Manufacturer

Hetero Healthcare Limited

Pack

30 Tab

Composition

Atazanavir 300 Mg / ritonavir 100 Mg

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