Who should not take atazanavir?

You should not take atazanavir if you are allergic to atazanavir, Reyataz or any other ingredients in the Reyataz capsules. You should also not take atazanavir if you are taking any of the following medications or herbal substances: indinavir, irinotecan, lovastatin, simvastatin, midazolam, pimozide, rifampin, St. John's Wort, triazolam or ergot medicines, such as ergotamine, dihydroergotamine, ergonovine or methylergonovine. Combining these drugs with atazanavir can cause life-threatening reactions or make atazanavir ineffective. The United States Food and Drug Administration has recommended that they never be used with atazanavir.

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