What is Atazanavir?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Reyataz

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See also: Evotaz

Atazanavir is a protease inhibitor used in the treatment of HIV-1 infections in combination with at least two other antiretroviral agents. In patients with prior virologic failure, coadministration with ritonavir is recommended.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) 152 70
General health 4 8
Support immune health 2 5
Fatigue 1 0
Loss of short term memory 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 4
Moderate 18
Mild 20
None 30

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Atazanavir

Side effect Patients
Fatigue 4
Jaundice 4
Yellow eyes 4
Elevated bilirubin blood levels 3
Abdominal cramps 2
Diarrhea 2

Show all 23 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Atazanavir

Dosage Patients
300 mg daily 4
400 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Atazanavir

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 21
Side effects too severe 15
Other 12
Course of treatment ended 2
Change in health plan coverage 1
Did not seem to work 1
Expense 1
Personal research 1
See all 47 patients who’ve stopped taking Atazanavir

Duration

Currently taking Atazanavir

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 2
10 years or more 2

Stopped taking Atazanavir

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 4
1 - 6 months 9
6 months - 1 year 8
1 - 2 years 9
2 - 5 years 9
5 - 10 years 7
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 59
Usually 8
Sometimes 4
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 3
A little hard to take 14
Not at all hard to take 55
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 7
$25-49 9
< $25 33
Not specified 22

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Atazanavir after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Atazanavir-cobicistat 1
Efavirenz-Emtricitabine-Tenofovir (Atripla) 1
Emtricitabine-Tenofovir (Truvada) 1

Patients stopped taking Atazanavir and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Cobicistat-elvitegravir-emtricitabine-tenofovir disoproxil (Stribild) 2
Abacavir-lamivudine (Epzicom) 1
Efavirenz (Sustiva) 1
Ritonavir (Norvir) 1
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11 patient evaluations for Atazanavir

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keep_on_flying
Gender: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Mental Symptoms : none
Physical Symptoms : none
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VL 0
I am: vg
I have:
HIV

See keep_on_flying's full Atazanavir history

Aug 18, 2014 (Started Aug 01, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
smrti
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smrti
Gender: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Mental Symptoms : none
Physical Symptoms : none
464
VL 35
I am: n
I have:
HIV

See smrti's full Atazanavir history

Aug 15, 2012 (Started Apr 18, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Jaundice)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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apozreaction
Gender: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Mental Symptoms : none
Physical Symptoms : none
670
VL 0
I am: vg
I have:
HIV

See apozreaction's full Atazanavir history

Aug 24, 2011 (Started May 06, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus))
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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