Anzavir R is a prescription medication containing a combination of Atazanavir and Ritonavir, two antiviral drugs used to treat HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) infection. Atazanavir and Ritonavir work by inhibiting the replication of the HIV virus, reducing the amount of virus in the body and improving the immune system response.
Anzavir R is used in combination with other medications to treat HIV infection. It helps to lower the amount of HIV in the blood and slow down the progression of the disease.
How to use:
Take Anzavir R exactly as prescribed by your doctor. The recommended dose is usually one tablet taken once daily with food. Swallow the tablet whole with a glass of water. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully.
Store Anzavir R at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and light. Keep out of reach of children and pets.
Mechanism of action:
Atazanavir and Ritonavir work by blocking the HIV protease enzyme, thereby preventing the replication of the virus and reducing the amount of HIV in the body. Ritonavir also increases the effectiveness of Atazanavir by inhibiting an enzyme that metabolizes Atazanavir, allowing it to remain active in the body for a more extended period.
Before taking Anzavir R, tell your doctor if you have any allergies or medical conditions, especially liver disease, diabetes, or heart problems. Also, inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Do not take Anzavir R if you are allergic to Atazanavir, Ritonavir, or any of the ingredients in the medication. Also, do not take it if you are taking certain medications such as Rifampin, St. John’s Wort, or ergot medicines.
Anzavir R may interact with other medications, including antacids, didanosine, statins, and blood thinners. Inform your doctor if you are taking any other prescription or non-prescription medications or herbal supplements.
If you suspect an overdose of Anzavir R, seek immediate medical attention. Symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, and an electrolyte imbalance.
Common side effects of Anzavir R include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, headache, dizziness, and fatigue. Contact your doctor if you experience any severe side effects such as chest pain, difficulty breathing, severe skin rash, or liver problems.