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Published: 1/2014

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
Reyataz Capsules 200 mg
 Active ingredient:
Atazanavir sulfate
 Dosage form:
blue capsule, size 0 capsule
 Print on wrapping:

Effects of this medicine

Atazanavir is an azapeptide HIV-1 protease inhibitor (PI). The compound selectively inhibits the virus-specific processing of viral Gag-Pol proteins in HIV-1 infected cells, thus preventing formation of mature virions and infection of other cells.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicines.
    If you have previously been told that you have liver disease.
  • If you are pregnant, possible pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • Treatment-naive patients: REYATAZ 400 mg once daily with food or just after food.
  • When you take this medicine with didanosine, wait at least 2 hours after taking this medicine and take didanosine on an empty stomach.
  • Take this medicine during or after a meal, because the antiviral action may be reduced if you take it on an empty stomach.
  • If you miss a dose, take the missed dose with food as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule . You should never take two doses at one time.
  • If you accidentally take more than your prescribed dose, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do not stop taking this medicine unless your doctor instructs you to do so.

Precautions while taking this medicine

  • This medicine does not cure HIV infection fundamentally. Even if you take this medicine, your disease may progress. Report all the changes of your physical status to your doctor.
  • Do not eat any food products containing St. John's Wort since they may diminish the effect of this medicine.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include yellow discoloration of the skin, nausea and rash (uncommon). If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
  • yellowing of the skin or the white of the eyes, vomiting, brown urine, nausea, loss of appetite, itch, general dullness [severe hepatic dysfunction, hepatitis]
  • thirst, fatigability, increased urinary volume, weight loss [diabetes mellitus, worsening of diabetes mellitus, hyperglycemia]
  • joint pain, swelling [bleeding tendency (sudden hemarthrosis with hemophilia)]
  • palpitation, faint [QT prolongation, ventricular tachycardia, atrioventricular block]
  • rash, redness in the skin [mucocutaneous ocular syndrome, erythema multiforme, toxic skin eruption]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

  • Keep out of the reach of infants and children. Store away from direct sunlight, heat and moisture.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them. Ask your parmacist or healthcare facility how to discard.

For healthcare professional use only : Day Month Year

For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.