for Veterans and the Public
- Type of Drug: Protease Inhibitor
- Once HIV has infected a cell and made copies of itself, it uses an enzyme called protease to process itself correctly so it can be released from the cell to infect other cells. Protease inhibitors work by blocking that enzyme.
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Approved adult dosing
two 200 mg capsules Reyataz once a day
Reyataz 200 mg
Note: This dose may not be appropriate for people who have taken other HIV medications, or who are currently taking Viread or Truvada
one 300 mg capsule Reyataz + one 100 mg tablet Norvir or one 150 mg tablet Tybost once a day
Reyataz 300 mgor
two 150 mg capsules Reyataz + one 100 mg tablet Norvir or one 150 mg tablet Tybost once a day
Reyataz 150 mgor
Notes on taking this medication
- Always take with food, to increase absorption
- Reyataz interacts with many other drugs; persons using Reyataz with those drugs may need an adjustment to their dose of Reyataz or the other drugs; consult your medical provider
- Reyataz interacts with medicines for indigestion, heartburn, and ulcers, including medicines available over the counter; check with your medical provider before using these medicines
Possible side effects
- Jaundice (yellow eyes and/or yellow skin), especially when used with Norvir or Tybost; this is rarely serious, but let your medical provider know if this develops
- Abdominal pain; liver inflammation and increased liver enzyme levels
- Uncommon: elevations in cholesterol and triglycerides; kidney stones, gallstones
See accompanying chart: Tips for Common Side Effects
Disclaimer: This information is not meant to substitute for advice from your medical provider or pharmacist. If you have any questions about your medication dosing, talk to your medical provider or pharmacist.