Drug Characteristics
  • Formulation

    150mg capsules

    200mg capsules

    300mg capsules

  • Dose

    300mg boosted with 100mg Ritonavir daily

    (400mg unboosted  daily, unlicensed)

  • Side Effects

    raised bilirubin, patients may notice icterus

    GI side effects maily from ritonavir

  • Interactions

    drugs which prolong QT interval

  • Renal

    renal calculi reported

  • Hepatic

    see notes above , avoid in liver impairment

  • Pregnancy

    FDA category C 

    Atazanavir should be used during pregnancy only if clearly needed.

  • Other Information

    Indicarted as first line prefered therapy in treatment guidelines