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Drug interactions between atazanavir and Truvada

Results for the following 2 drugs:
atazanavir
Truvada (emtricitabine/tenofovir)

Interactions between your drugs

Moderate

tenofovir ↔ atazanavir

Applies to:Truvada (emtricitabine/tenofovir) and atazanavir

Using tenofovir together with atazanavir may alter the blood levels and effects of both drugs. Using these medications together may cause atazanavir to be less effective and increase the blood levels and effects of tenofovir. Contact your doctor if your condition changes or if you experience increased side effects such as kidney problems. Your doctor may be able to prescribe alternatives that do not interact or you may need a dose adjustment or more frequent monitoring to safely use both medications. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.

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Drug and food interactions

Moderate

atazanavir food

Applies to: atazanavir

Food can enhance the levels of atazanavir in your body. To ensure maximal oral absorption, atazanavir should be administered with or immediately after a meal. This will make it easier for your body to absorb the medication.

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Minor

tenofovir food

Applies to: Truvada (emtricitabine / tenofovir)

Consumer information for this minor interaction is not currently available. Some minor drug interactions may not be clinically relevant in all patients. Minor drug interactions do not usually cause harm or require a change in therapy. However, your healthcare provider can determine if adjustments to your medications are needed.

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Therapeutic duplication warnings

No therapeutic duplications were found for your selected drugs.

Drug Interaction Classification

The classifications below are a guideline only. The relevance of a particular drug interaction to a specific patient is difficult to determine using this tool alone given the large number of variables that may apply.
Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.
Unknown No information available.

Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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