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DDI - Peripheral neuropathy

Jul 30, 1997

I have been HIV positive since 1985. I have severe neuropathy. I have developed resistance to the antivirals I've been taking. My doctor has ordered Didanosine (DDI). What are the chances of the DDI making my neuropathy worse? THANKS FOR YOUR HELP!

Response from Dr. Cohen

Yes, if you have severe neuropathy, ddI could definitely make your neuropathy worse. The "d-drugs" (ddI, ddC, or d4T) are contraindicated in someone who has severe neuropathy.

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