Evotaz

(atazanavir / cobicistat)

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Treats HIV infection.

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Although not a first choice due to its side effects, Evotaz (atazanavir / cobicistat) is still a good alternative for use with other medications to treat HIV.

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Quick facts about Evotaz
  • Drug class: Infection
  • Rx status:
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Upsides

  • If first-line choices for HIV medications are not an option, Evotaz (atazanavir / cobicistat) is a good alternative to consider.
  • Taken only once daily.
  • Evotaz (atazanavir / cobicistat) is a combination of two different medications for HIV.
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Downsides

  • Evotaz (atazanavir / cobicistat) can interact with other medications so you should talk to your doctor before adding new treatments.
  • Evotaz (atazanavir / cobicistat) can cause changes to heart rhythm.
  • Evotaz (atazanavir / cobicistat) can affect your blood sugar levels, causing diabetes or worsening diabetes if you have it already.
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How it works

Evotaz (atazanavir / cobicistat) is a combination of two drugs: atazanavir, which prevents the HIV virus from fully forming in its last stages of replication, and cobicistat, which helps increase the level of atazanavir in the body.

Quick facts about Evotaz
  • Drug class: Infection
  • Rx status:
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Dosage forms

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What to expect when you take Evotaz (atazanavir / cobicistat) for HIV treatment

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  • Possible side effects
  • Yellowing of skin
  • Rash
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
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Side effect rates for Evotaz (atazanavir / cobicistat)

From 344 clinical trials of Evotaz when taken for hiv treatment
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    6%6%
  • Rash
    5%5%
  • Yellowing of eyes
    4%4%
  • Nausea
    2%2%
  • Diarrhea
    2%2%
  • Headache
    2%2%
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Risks and Warnings for Evotaz (atazanavir / cobicistat)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • History of heartbeat problems

    Atazanavir, one of the medications in Evotaz (atazanavir / cobicistat), can cause problems to the heartbeat. If you've had issues with your heartbeat in the past, talk to your doctor before starting it. Your doctor might have to monitor your heartbeat regularly.

Common concerns from people taking Evotaz (atazanavir / cobicistat)

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Interactions
  • Evotaz (atazanavir / cobicistat) can interact with heartburn medicines and must be spaced throughout the day. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about how to reduce the interactions.
  • Evotaz (atazanavir / cobicistat) can interact with other medications so you should talk to your doctor before adding new treatments.
Food
  • Evotaz (atazanavir / cobicistat) should be taken with food.
Kidneys and liver
  • Cobicistat, one of the medicines in Evotaz (atazanavir / cobicistat), can affect the kidneys and cause kidney damage. This is more likely to happen if you're taking tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (tenofovir DF). Your doctor will regularly check your kidneys or they might switch you to another form of tenofovir.
  • There's a chance you could develop kidney stones or gallstones while taking Evotaz (atazanavir / cobicistat). Talk to your doctor if you notice any unusual side effects such as pain in your abdomen or sides with nausea/vomiting, difficulty urinating, or blood in your urine. You might have to either stop Evotaz (atazanavir / cobicistat) temporarily or switch to a different medication.
  • Evotaz (atazanavir / cobicistat) can damage your liver, or make existing liver damage or hepatitis worse. Your doctor will do blood tests regularly to check your liver. Talk to your doctor right away if you notice yellowing of the eyes or skin, dark urine, or abdominal pain.