Yes, Atazanavir is an antiretroviral medication.
What are the inactive ingredients combined with Atazanavir?
Inactive ingredients are crospovidone, lactose monohydrate, and magnesium stearate. The capsule shells are composed of gelatin, FD&C Blue No. 2, titanium dioxide, black iron oxide, red iron oxide, and yellow iron oxide.
What are the formulations of Atazanavir?
This antiretroviral is available as a 300 mg capsule, 200 mg capsule, 150 mg capsule and 50 mg oral powder packet. The advantage of Atazanavir 300 mg capsules is that it should reduce pill burden, as one 300 mg capsule may replace two 150 mg capsules.
Is Atazanavir FDA approved medication?
Yes, Atazanavir sulfate was approved for medical use in the United States in 2003. This medication is on the WHO’s (World Health Organization’s) List of Essential Medicines, the safest and most effective medicines needed in a health system.
What are the common side effects of Atazanavir?
- Stomach pain
- Muscle pain
Is Atazanavir safe to use during pregnancy?
Yes, Atazanavir appears to be safe to use during pregnancy.