Recommendations for the Use of Antiretroviral Drugs in Pregnant Women with HIV Infection and Interventions to Reduce Perinatal HIV Transmission in the United States
The information in the brief version is excerpted directly from the full-text guidelines. The brief version is a compilation of the tables and boxed recommendations.
Atazanavir (Reyataz, ATV)
Last Updated: December 7, 2018; Last Reviewed: December 7, 2018
|Formulation||Dosing Recommendations||Use in Pregnancy|
Note: Generic available for some formulations.
Note: ATV must be combined with low-dose RTV boosting in pregnancy.
|Standard Adult Doses
Without RTV Boosting:
Dosing in Pregnancy ATV (Reyataz):
|Low placental transfer to fetus.b
No evidence of human teratogenicity (can rule out 1.5-fold increase in overall birth defects).
Must be given as low-dose RTV-boosted regimen in pregnancy.
Effect of in utero ATV exposure on infant indirect bilirubin levels is unclear. Nonpathologic elevations of neonatal hyperbilirubinemia have been observed in some, but not all, clinical trials to date.
Oral powder (but not capsules) contains phenylalanine, which can be harmful to patients with phenylketonuria.
ATV/COBI is not recommended for use in pregnancy. For women who become pregnant while taking ATV/COBI, consider switching to a more effective, recommended regimen. If an ATV/COBI regimen is continued, doses should be administered with food; viral load should be monitored frequently.
a Individual ARV drug doses may need to be adjusted in patients with renal or hepatic insufficiency (for details, see the Adult and Adolescent Guidelines Appendix B, Table 8).
b Placental transfer categories are determined by mean or median cord blood/maternal delivery plasma drug ratio:
d Generic formulation available
Key to Acronyms: ARV = antiretroviral; ATV = atazanavir; COBI = cobicistat; EFV = efavirenz; FDC = fixed-dose combination; PK = pharmacokinetic; PPI = proton pump inhibitor; RTV = ritonavir; TDF = tenofovir disoproxil fumarate
- AIDSinfo Drug Database
- AIDSinfo Patient Materials: Preventing Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV
- AIDSinfo Patient Materials: HIV Medicines During Pregnancy and Childbirth
- AIDSinfo Patient Materials: Protecting Baby from HIV
- AETC National HIV Curriculum
- How to Cite These Guidelines
- Perinatal Guidelines Archive