WHAT IS ATACLIP ?
Atazanavir belongs to a group of medication called azapeptide HIV-1 protease inhibitor. It inhibits some viral polypeptides in the HIV-1 infected cells of the body and inhibits and prevents maturation of virus in the cells. This medication does not cure HIV infections; it decreases the risks of developing acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and other HIV-related illnesses due to compromised immunity. Ritonavir belongs to a class of medication called protease inhibitors. It prevents HIV from multiplying inside the body.
MEDICINE USES :
Atazanavir is used in combination with other anti-retroviral medicines for the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1) infection. Ritonavir is used along with other medication for treating human immunodeficiency virus (HIV 1) infection. It does not completely cure HIV or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).
ATAZANAVIR/RITONAVIR COMMON SIDE EFFECTS :
nausea, vomiting, stomach pain; muscle pain, mild itching or rash; headache, dizziness, depressed mood, sleep problems (insomnia);
numbness or burning pain in your hands or feet; or changes in the shape or location of body fat (especially in your arms, legs, face, neck, breasts, and waist).
Atazanavir/Ritonavir may increase your risk of certain infections or autoimmune disorders by changing the way your immune system works. Symptoms may occur weeks or months after you start treatment with these. Tell your doctor if you have:
- signs of a new infection--fever, night sweats, swollen glands, diarrhea, stomach pain, weight loss; chest pain (especially when you breathe), dry cough, wheezing, feeling short of breath;