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When and How to Take Reyataz

General considerations for when and how to take the medication include the following:
  • Reyataz comes in capsule form. It is usually taken by mouth once daily.
  • It should be taken with food.
  • Try to take Reyataz at the same time every day to maintain an even level in your blood.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. It is very important that you closely follow your healthcare provider's instructions about taking this drug. Missing doses can increase the chance of the virus developing resistance to Reyataz, thereby making it less effective.

Dosing Information

The dosage that your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
  • Other medical conditions you may have
  • Other medications you may be currently taking
  • Other HIV or AIDS medications you have taken in the past.
As always, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Reyataz Dosage for more information.)

Side Effects

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Reyataz. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of Reyataz include, but are not limited to:
  • Nausea
  • Yellow eyes or skin (jaundice)
  • Rash
  • Headaches.
(Click Reyataz Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
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