Virataz 300mg Capsule Description:
Virataz 300mg Capsule is an anti-HIV medication. It works by interfering with an enzyme (protease), which is required by HIV-infected cells to make new viruses. This stops the production of new viruses.
Virataz 300mg Capsule is used in the treatment of HIV infection.
Rash, Headache, Dizziness, Vomiting, Crystals in urine, Nausea, Abdominal pain, Dyspepsia, Paresthesia (tingling or pricking sensation), Throat pain, Increased liver enzymes, Diarrhoea, Blood in urine, Peripheral neuropathy (tingling and numbness of feet and hand), Cough, Altered taste, Increased cholesterol level in blood, Increased triglyceride level in blood, Protein in urine.
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Virataz 300mg Capsule is to be taken with food.
What is Virataz used for?
Virataz is used in combination with other anti-retroviral medicines for the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1) infection
Does Virataz cause hyperbilirubinemia?
Yes, hyperbilirubinemia (an increase in the level of bilirubin in the blood) is a known side effect of Virataz.
How does Virataz work?
Virataz belong to a group of medications 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. Virataz does not cure HIV infections; it decreases the risks of developing acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and other HIV-related illnesses due to compromised immunity
Does Virataz cause lipodystrophy?
Yes, lipodystrophy (changes in body fat – build up or loss of body fat) is a known side effect of Virataz