Atazanavir Oral Capsule 150 mg
This medicine is used for the following purposes:
Swallow the medicine without crushing or chewing it.
Take the medicine with food.
Do not take didanosine (Videx) 1 hour before or 2 hours after taking this medicine.
Ask your doctor if any of your medicines need to be taken at the same time.
It is very important that you take the medicine at about the same time every day. It will work best if you do this.
Keep the medicine at room temperature. Avoid heat and direct light.
This medicine does not stop the spread of viruses that are passed through the blood or during sex.
Always use condoms during sex.
Do not share needles or other personal objects such as shavers or toothbrushes.
Drink plenty of water while on this medicine.
Do not take this medicine with antacids.
It is important that you keep taking each dose of this medicine on time even if you are feeling well.
If you forget to take a dose on time, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, do not take the missed dose. Return to your normal dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses of this medicine at one time.
Please tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the medicines you take. Include both prescription and over-the-counter medicines. Also tell them about any vitamins, herbal medicines, or anything else you take for your health.
Do not suddenly stop taking this medicine. Check with your doctor before stopping.
This medicine may affect your blood sugar levels. If you have diabetes, talk to your doctor before changing the dose of your diabetes medicine.
This medicine may decrease the effectiveness of some birth controls which use hormones (such as birth control pills and patches). Use an extra form of birth control, such as condoms, while on this medicine.
Use effective birth control to avoid pregnancy.
It is very important that you follow your doctor's instructions for all blood tests.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine. Symptoms of an allergic reaction can include trouble breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness.
Some patients taking this medicine have experienced serious side effects. Please speak with your doctor to understand the risks and benefits associated with this medicine.
This medicine may affect areas where fat is stored in the body. This may change your body shape.
Do not use the medication any more than instructed.
Tell the doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or breastfeeding.
Do not take St. John's wort while on this medicine.
Ask your pharmacist if this medicine can interact with any of your other medicines. Be sure to tell them about all the medicines you take.
Please tell all your doctors and dentists that you are on this medicine before they provide care.
Do not start or stop any other medicines without first speaking to your doctor or pharmacist.
Do not share this medicine with anyone who has not been prescribed this medicine.
Always refill this medicine before it runs out.
The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.
- agitated feeling or trouble sleeping
- difficulty concentrating
- depression or feeling sad
- changes in areas of body fat may alter your body shape
- lack of energy and tiredness
- high blood sugar
- loss of interest or pleasure
- liver problems
- mood changes
- stomach upset or abdominal pain
Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you notice any of these more serious side effects:
- decreased awareness or responsiveness
- back pain
- unusual bruising or discoloration on skin
- chest pain
- fever or chills
- flu-like symptoms
- swelling in the neck or throat
- fast or irregular heart beats
- kidney stones
- symptoms of liver damage (such as yellowing of skin or eyes, dark urine, unusual tiredness or weakness; severe stomach or back pain)
- muscle pain
- muscle trembling
- muscle weakness
- feeling of numbness or tingling in your hands and feet
- shortness of breath
- red, peeling or blistering skin
- slurred speech
- light colored stool
- difficulty swallowing
- urinating less often
- difficulty or discomfort urinating
- blood in urine
- severe or persistent vomiting
A few people may have an allergic reaction to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.
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