Atazanavir

Atorvastatin

Dosage adjustment may be necessary.

No pharmaceutical opinion available for this interaction.

Mechanism

Atazanavir may possibly inhibit the metabolism (CYP 3A4) and consequently increase the plasma concentration of Atorvastatin.

Atazanavir

Pharmacodynamic effects

Recommendations

Alternative solution(s)

Atorvastatin

Pharmacodynamic effects

Possible increased risk of HMG CoA inhibitor toxicity.

Recommendations

Start therapy with a 10 mg dose once daily, and increase with caution depending on patient clinical response and tolerance.

In patients already under treatment, a reduction in dosage may be necessary.

We do not recommend more than 20 mg per day (U.S. guidelines) and 40 mg per day (European guidelines).

Or choose an alternative.

Alternative solution(s)

Pravastatin or ezetimibe.

Monitor

Symptoms of toxicity associated with hypolipidemic agents : gastrointestinal effects, fatigue and muscular weaknesses, myalgias, muscular cramps, myopathies, rhabdomyolysis and myoglobinuria leading to renal insufficiency.

Tests

AST

ALT

CK

Lipidic profile

Pharmacokinetic parameters

Comment

We observe an increase in AUC of atorvastatin with lopinavir/ritonavir, saquinavir/ritonavir, darunavir/ritonavir, tipranavir/ritonavir, fosamprenavir/ritonavir and nelfinavir.

Ref #1695: Case report of drug-induced rhabdomyolysis in a 34-year-old HIV-infected male with a history of liver disease and concomitant use of clarithromycin, atorvastatin, and lopinavir/ritonavir.

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