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INDICATION: REYATAZ" (atazanavir sulfate) is a prescription
medicine used in combination with other medicines to treat
people who are infected with the human immunodeficiency
virus (HIV). Reyataz has been studied in 48-week trials
in patients who have never taken anti-HIV medicines
and in 24-week trials in patients who have taken
anti-HIV medicines before.
Reyataz does not cure HIV or prevent passing HIV
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION:
Do not take Reyataz if you are taking the following
medicines: ergot medicines,Versed, HaldonOrap,
Propulsid, Camptosar, Vascor, Crixivan, Mevacor, Zocor,
rifampin, St. John's wort, AcipHex, Nexium, Prevacid, Prilosec
or Protonix. Do not use Viagra while you are taking Reyataz
without first speaking with your healthcare provider.
This list of medicines is not complete. Discuss all
prescription, non-prescription and herbal products you
are taking or plan to take with your healthcare provider.
Tell your healthcare provider right away if you have any side
effects or conditions, including the following:
•Adiangeinthe way your heart beats may occur and
could be symptoms of a heart problem.
• Diabetes and high blood sugar may occur in patients
taking protease inhibitor medicines like Reyataz.
• If you have liver disease, including hepatitis B or C, your liver
disease may get worse when you take anti-HIV medicines
• Yellowing of the skin and/or eyes may occur due to
increases in bilirubin levels in the blood (bilirubin is made by
• Some patients with hemophilia have increased bleeding
problems with protease inhibitor medicines like Reyataz.
■ A severe buildup of lactic acid in the blood
(lactic acidosis syndrome), which can cause death, has been
reported in patients taking Reyataz with other anti-HIV
medicines called nucleoside analogs.
■ Changes in body fat have been seen in some patients taking
anti-HIV medicines.The cause and long-term effects are not
known at this time.
• Other common side effects of Reyataz taken with other
anti-HIV medicines include: nausea, headache, rash, stomach
pain, vomiting, diarrhea, numbness, tingling or burning in
hands or feet, and depression.
*V* Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
REYATAZ is a trademark of Bristol-Myers Squibb Company.
© 2004 Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Princeton, NJ 08543
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Vercher, Dennis. Dallas Voice (Dallas, Tex.), Vol. 20, No. 45, Ed. 1 Friday, March 12, 2004, newspaper, March 12, 2004; Dallas, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth238885/m1/36/: accessed August 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.