Q1- What is Virataz R (Atazanavir Sulphate/Ritonavir)?
A- Virataz R (Atazanavir Sulphate/Ritonavir) is a combination of two antiretroviral agents namely Atazanavir Sulphate and Ritonavir. It is a prescription medicine used in the treatment of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) infection.
Q2- What are the storage conditions for Virataz R?
A- Store Virataz R tablets at room temperature (10-30°C) in the same bottle.
Q3- What are the common side effects of Virataz R?
A- Some of the common side effects of Virataz R tablets are headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, neuropathy, stomach ache, fever, chills, taste change, etc. Consult a medical practitioner in case side effects (these or other) occur or last long.
Q4- What is the composition and strength of Virataz R?
A- The active ingredients of Virataz R are two antiretrovirals namely Atazanavir Sulphate and Ritonavir. Virataz R is available in the form of tablets (for oral administration) in the strength of 300 mg/100 mg.
Q5- How does Virataz R work?
A- It is a combination of two antiretrovirals. Those antiretroviral agents interfere with an enzyme (protease) and decrease the multiplication of the virus in the body.
Q6- How should I take this medicine?
A- Take Virataz R tablet in the same dose strength as prescribed by your healthcare provider, without any alterations unless asked otherwise by the doctor.
Q7- What should be done in cases of overdose and missed dose?
A- In case of a missed dose, make sure to first call your healthcare professional. Do not double the dose strength to catch up. However, in case of overdose, emergency medical attention is necessary.
Q8- What are the warnings and precautionary steps?
Warning: Virataz R should be administered with utmost caution if you
- Are pregnant
- Are breastfeeding
- Plan to become pregnant
- Plan to breastfeed
- Have a known liver disease
- Have a known kidney disease
- Have a known heart disease
Precautions: While consuming this tablet, avoid
- Consuming alcohol
- Operating heavy machinery
Q9- Is it safe to take Virataz R during pregnancy or breastfeeding?
A- During pregnancy or breastfeeding, it is advised to consult the healthcare professional before consuming the tablet. Also, make sure to discuss the potential risks and benefits with the medical practitioner to avoid any further problems.
Q10- Is it safe to drive after taking Virataz R?
A- If you feel unwell after taking this medicine, avoid driving.