Evotaz (Atazanavir/Cobicistat) is a prescription medication used with other HIV medications to help control HIV infection. It helps to decrease the amount of HIV in your body so your immune system can work better. Evotaz is a combination of two medications (Atazanavir/Cobicistat) in one pill. This medication is used in combination with other antiretroviral medications to treat HIV. Atazanavir is a protease inhibitor antiviral medication that prevents HIV from multiplying in your body. Cobicistat reduces the action of the enzymes in your liver that breaks down certain antiviral medications. Evotaz may also help raise the number of T cells in your body to normal levels, which will help you fight other infections.
We currently offer the brand Evotaz from Canada by Bristol-Myers Squibb. The generic version is unavailable.
Seek emergency medical help if you have any signs of an allergic reaction to Evotaz. The common side effects may include changes in shape of the body, jaundice, and rashes.
Contact your doctor immediately if you have any of these serious side effects:
• A severe skin reaction;
• High blood sugar;
• Irregular heartbeats;
• Liver or gallbladder problems;
• Severe dizziness;
• Signs of a kidney stone
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please call your doctor if you have any further concerns or questions.
Tell your doctor if you are allergic to Atazanavir and Cobicistat or any other medications prior to taking this drug. Also inform your doctor of your medical history, especially of diabetes, liver problems, kidney problems, heart problems, and a certain bleeding problem (hemophilia). Tell your doctor about all the medications you take including prescription, nonprescription, herbal products, and vitamins. There may be a drug interaction between Evotaz and other medications. Evotaz may not prevent your disease from spreading; do not have unprotected sex or share razors or toothbrushes. This medication should not be used during pregnancy. If you become pregnant or think you may be pregnant, tell your doctor right away. Your doctor may change your HIV medications. This medication passes into breast milk. Because breast milk can transmit HIV, do not breastfeed. Evotaz is only for use in adults and children who weigh over 77 pounds (35 kg).
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