A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.
Reyataz (atazanavir) is a medication used with other antiretroviral medications to treat HIV-1 infection in adults and pediatric patients who are at least 3 months old and weigh 5 kg or more.
Reyataz is available in oral capsules and an oral powder.
Follow the instructions that are on your prescription's label and read the package insert. If you have any questions or concerns, reach out to your doctor or pharmacist.
Reyataz oral powder:
Atazanavir sulfate, an HIV-1 protease inhibitor, is the active ingredient in Reyataz capsules and oral powder.
The inactive ingredients contained in Reyataz capsules include crospovidone, lactose monohydrate, and magnesium stearate. The inactive ingredients that make up the shells of the capsules include gelatin, FD and C Blue No. 2, titanium dioxide, black iron oxide, red iron oxide, and yellow iron oxide. The ink that is printed on the capsules contain shellac, titanium dioxide, FD&C Blue No. 2, isopropyl alcohol, ammonium hydroxide, propylene glycol, n-butyl alcohol, simethicone, and dehydrated alcohol.
The inactive ingredients contained in Reyataz oral powder include aspartame, sucrose, and orange-vanilla flavor.
Do not take Reyataz if you are allergic to atazanavir or any of the other ingredients contained in Reyataz.
Do not take Reyataz with alfuzosin, amiodarone (if Reyataz is given with ritonavir), quinidine (if Reyataz is given with ritonavir), triazolam, oral midazolam, ergo derivatives, rifampin, irinotecan, lurasidone (if Reyataz is given with ritonavir), lovastatin, simvastatin, lomitapide, indinavir, cisapride, pimozide, St. John's wort, nevirapine, elbasvir/grazoprevir, glecaprevir/pibrentasvir, and sildenafil (when dosed as Revatio). If you are unsure whether or not you take these medications, ask your doctor.
Nausea, yellowing of the skin and eyes, rash, headache, stomach pain, vomiting, trouble sleeping, peripheral neurological problems, dizziness, muscle pain, diarrhea, depression, and fever can occur with the use of Reyataz. However, these are not all the possible side effects that can occur with the use of Reyataz. Call your doctor right away if you have side effects that are bothersome or persistent.
With a valid prescription, you can buy Reyataz online and at a competitive cost at Canada Pharmacy.
Reyataz (atazanavir). Princeton NJ: Bristol-Myers Squibb Company; 2020.