Atazanavir is an antiviral medication that prevents human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) cells from multiplying in your body.

Atazanavir is used with other medications to treat HIV, which causes the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Atazanavir is not a cure for HIV or AIDS.

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  • Severity: Major
    You should check with your doctor immediately if any of these side effects occur when taking atazanavir:

    Incidence not known:
    Abdominal or stomach discomfort, fullness, or pain
    bloating
    blood in the urine
    blurred vision
    chest pain or discomfort
    chills
    clay-colored stools
    constipation
    dark colored urine
    decreased appetite
    diarrhea
    dizziness or lightheadedness
    dry mouth
    fainting
    fast heartbeat
    fast, shallow breathing
    fever
    flushed, dry skin
    fruit-like breath odor
    gaseous abdominal or stomach pain
    general feeling of discomfort
    headache
    hives, itching, or skin rash
    increased hunger
    increased thirst
    increased urination
    indigestion
    irregular heartbeat
    loss of appetite
    loss of consciousness
    muscle pain or cramping
    nausea
    pain in the groin or genitals
    pain in the stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back
    recurrent fever
    severe nausea or vomiting
    sharp back pain just below the ribs
    sleepiness
    slow or irregular heartbeat
    stomachache
    sweating
    swelling
    tightness in the chest
    trouble with breathing
    unexplained weight loss
    unpleasant breath odor
    unusual tiredness or weakness
    vomiting
    vomiting of blood
    yellow eyes or skin
    Severity: Minor
    Some of the side effects that can occur with atazanavir may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:

    More common:
    Back pain
    cough, increased
    discouragement
    extra body fat
    feeling sad or empty
    irritability
    loss of interest or pleasure
    trouble concentrating
    trouble sleeping
    Less common:
    Burning, numbness, tingling, or painful sensations
    difficulty with moving
    muscle stiffness
    pain
    pain in the joints
    sleeplessness
    unable to sleep
    unsteadiness or awkwardness
    weakness in the arms, hands, legs, or feet
    Incidence not known:
    Hair loss or thinning of the hair
    rash with flat lesions or small raised lesions on the skin
  • (oral capsule, oral powder for reconstitution)