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Videx question
Feb 26, 2004

Dr. Moyle, I switched from Zerit to Videx about a year ago to hopefully curtail my facial wasting. Now I'm hearing that Videx is almost as bad. Should I consider switching again? My combo is Viramune, Epivir, and Videx.

Any suggestions are appreciated, and thank you for this wonderful service.

Response from Dr. Moyle

It looks like Videx (ddI) is NOT bad. Recent results of a study of ddI+FTC+Efavirenz found slight increases in weight and fat over one year compared with patients who took d4T with ddI+Efavirenz who lost fat.

I would stick with this combination as it is looking to be a good choice



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