"The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved atazanavir and cobicistat (Evotaz, Bristol-Myers Squibb) for treatment of adults with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1) infection.
Atazanavir/cobicistat is a fixed-dos"...
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Some of the products that may interact with this drug include: certain hepatitis C virus protease inhibitors (boceprevir, simeprevir, telaprevir), certain drugs used to treat seizures (such as phenytoin, primidone), barbiturates (such as phenobarbital, secobarbital), a certain combination HIV medication (elvitegravir/cobicistat/emtricitabine/tenofovir).
Darunavir can slow down the removal of other drugs from your body, which may affect how they work. Examples of affected drugs include certain alpha blockers (such as alfuzosin, tamsulosin), certain benzodiazepines (midazolam, triazolam), bosutinib, ergot alkaloids (such as dihydroergotamine, ergotamine), certain drugs to treat erectile dysfunction-ED or pulmonary hypertension (such as avanafil, sildenafil), lomitapide, pimozide, salmeterol, certain "statin" cholesterol drugs (such as lovastatin, simvastatin), tolvaptan, among others.
Other medications can affect the removal of darunavir from your body, which may affect how darunavir works. Examples include garlic supplements, certain rifamycins (rifampin, rifapentine), St. John's Wort, among others.
This medication may decrease the effectiveness of hormonal birth control such as pills, patch, or ring. This could cause pregnancy. Talk to your doctor about additional or alternative reliable forms of birth control, and always use an effective barrier method (latex or polyurethane condoms/dental dams) during all sexual activity to decrease the risk of spreading HIV to others. Tell your doctor if you have any new spotting or breakthrough bleeding, because these may be signs that your hormonal birth control is not working well.
Do not take this medication with other products that contain darunavir.
OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact a poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call their local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222. Canada residents can call a provincial poison control center.
NOTES: Do not share this medication with others.
Laboratory and/or medical tests (such as liver tests, viral load, T-cell counts, triglycerides/cholesterol, blood sugar) should be performed before you start treatment, periodically to monitor your progress, or to check for side effects. Consult your doctor for more details.
Keep all medical and laboratory appointments.
MISSED DOSE: If you are taking this medication 2 times daily and you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember unless it is less than 6 hours before the time for your next dose. If you are taking this medication once daily and you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember unless it is less than 12 hours before the time for your next dose. In either case, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.
STORAGE: Store at room temperature away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Do not refrigerate or freeze the liquid form of this medication. Keep all medications away from children and pets.
Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.
Information last revised March 2015. Copyright(c) 2015 First Databank, Inc.
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