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Generic: atazanavir
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It is used with other medicines to treat HIV
               



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What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular check ups. Discuss any new symptoms with your doctor. You will need to have important blood work done while on this medicine.

HIV is spread to others through sexual or blood contact. Talk to your doctor about how to stop the spread of HIV.

Birth control pills may not work properly while you are taking this medicine. Talk to your doctor about using an extra method of birth control. Women who can still have children must use a reliable form of barrier contraception, like a condom or diaphragm.

This medicine may affect blood sugar levels. If you have diabetes, check with your doctor or health care professional before you change your diet or the dose of your diabetic medicine.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • blood in the urine
  • dizziness
  • feeling faint or lightheaded, falls
  • increased hunger or thirst
  • increased urination
  • irregular heart rate
  • nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain
  • pain in the lower back or side
  • pain when urinating
  • redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth
  • unusually weak or tired
  • yellowing of the eyes or skin

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • depressed mood
  • diarrhea
  • headache
  • tingling or burning in your hands, feet or around the mouth
  • trouble sleeping
  • weight gain around waist, back, or thinning of face, arms, legs

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store tightly closed at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Protect from moisture. Dispose of unused medicines through community take- back disposal programs when available or place this medicine in an unrecognizable, closed container in the household trash.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

               
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