What is Reyataz
Reyataz is a medicine that is used to treat HIV, which causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). It refers to a class of medications called HIV protease inhibitors and works by slowing the spread of HIV in the body.
Side effects of Reyataz
Side effects of Reyataz are the followings:
- nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain;
- numbness or burning pain in your hands or feet;
- headache, dizziness, depressed mood;
- changes in the shape or location of body fat (especially in your arms, legs, face, neck, breasts and waist).
But if you have any of these serious symptoms it is necessary to visit your doctor immediately:
- severe dizziness, fast or pounding heartbeats, feeling like you might pass out;
- severe pain in your side or lower back, painful urination, blood in your urine;
- easy bruising or bleeding, signs of a new infection such as fever or chills, cough or flu symptoms;
- increased sweating, tremors in your hands, anxiety, feeling irritable, sleep problems (insomnia);
- diarrhea, unexplained weight loss, menstrual changes, impotence, loss of interest in sex;
- swelling in your neck or throat (enlarged thyroid);
- muscle weakness, tired feeling, trouble speaking or swallowing, joint or muscle pain, feeling short of breath;
- weakness or prickly feeling in your fingers or toes, loss of bladder or bowel control;
- problems with walking, speech, swallowing or eye movement;
- high blood sugar (increased thirst, increased urination, hunger, dry mouth, fruity breath odor, drowsiness, dry skin, blurred vision);
- severe skin reaction - fever, sore throat, swelling in your face or tongue, burning in your eyes, skin pain, followed by a red or purple skin rash that spreads (especially in the face or upper body) and causes blistering and peeling.
Reyataz is used to treat HIV, which causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).
Before using Reyataz you should inform your doctor if you have:
- liver disease, including hepatitis B or C;
- kidney disease (or if you are on dialysis);
- a bleeding disorder such as hemophilia;
- high cholesterol or triglycerides;
- a heart rhythm disorder, a heart condition called 'AV block';
- if you have ever used a protease inhibitor in the past.
For adults who have not taken HIV drugs before, the recommended dose is 400 mg (2 Reyataz 200 mg capsules) once daily with food.
For adults who have taken HIV drugs before, the recommended dose is Reyataz 300 mg plus Norvir 100 mg all once daily with food.