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Didanosine And Hiv

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AIDS InfoNet

Didanosine (Videx, ddI)

... What Is Didanosine? Who Should Take Didanosine? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Didanosine Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Didanosine React With Other Drugs? What Is Didanosine? ddI (Videx) is a drug used as part of antiretroviral therapy (ART). It is manufactured by Bristol-Myers Squibb and by Barr Laboratories. Didanosine is also known as ddI or dideoxyinosine. Generic versions have been tentatively approved
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HCV with deterating CD4 on HIV

I have been on the HCV treatment for 2 weeks now and just got my results back on my HIV CD4 and Viral Loads prior to the starting of treatment. My results were CD4 214 and VL 93050 but the HCV specialist doesn't want me to start HIV meds until the...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...within about 4 to 6 weeks. Avoid zidovudine, which increases the risk of anemia while on ribavirin; also do NOT take didanosine (ddI), which can be hazardous due to a drug interaction with ribavirin. Read more »

Arthritis

Hi I have Arthritis in both ankles --I have been to several doctors and they really haven't helped. all the drugs have REALLY bad side effects. I have seen many over the counter joint drugs that promise pain relief they all have the following...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...HIV meds and the arthritis meds you are planning to take though in general I don't think there should be much of a problem. Didanosine and Zerit are getting used less and less due to concern about mitochondrial toxicity and the available of... Read more »

neuropathy pain (didanosine+stavudine+efavirenz)

Dear Dr Robert J. Frascino, I'm sure many patients email you a lot of times regarding this matter. But I really really hope you won't get bored. I'd really really appreciate your help, time and patience!My question is:My father CD4 recently = 480He...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi Tom,Didanosine (ddI) plus stavudine (d4T) is no longer a recommended combination! It has been found to be less effective and substantially more toxic Read more »

NEUROPATHY

ARE THERE ANY NEW TREATMENTS FOR NEUROPATHY. I FIND IT SO HARD TO WALK CERTAIN DAYS. AND I DON'T DRIVE SO I HAVE TO WALK TO THE STORES. DOES WALKING EVERY DAY HELP NEROPATHY AT ALL? AND WAHT ABOUT THE TRANSDERMAL PATCH THAT IS BEING TALKED ABOUT....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...or pressure on a nerve that can be relieved. 2. Discontinue any neuropathy-aggravating HIV drugs; for example, didanosine (ddI) and/or stavudine (d4T). 3. Try a non-narcotic pain reliever. I recommend Lyrica. It's non-addictive and can be... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hydroxychloroquine, Hydroxycarbamide, and Didanosine as Economic Treatment for HIV-1

...current study did a pilot study to assess the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of hydroxychloroquine, hydroxycarbamide, and didanosine as an economical combination therapy for HIV-1 infection. The researchers recruited 22 symptom-free adults... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Once-Daily Quadruple-Drug Therapy With Adefovir Dipivoxil, Lamivudine, Didanosine, and Efavirenz in Treatment-Naive HIV Type 1-Infected Patients

...and pharmacokinetics and adherence to a once-daily quadruple-drug antiretroviral regimen of adefovir dipivoxil, lamivudine, didanosine, and efavirenz in the treatment of antiretroviral-naive HIV-1-infected patients. This 48-week, phase II,... Read more »
The Body PRO

Improved Tolerability and Adherence with Reduced Mass Didanosine Tablets in HIV-1 Infected Adults Receiving Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy

...Harling, S. Doshi, H. Leake, et al. Abstract 503 Discussion Recently , the FDA in the US has approved a new formulation of ddI (also known as Videx or didanosine). While the drug can be very successful, it is one of the antivirals that is... Read more »
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Abstract No. 116: Mutations in the Reverse Transcriptase Genome of HIV I Isolates Derived from Subjects Treated with Didanosine and Stavudine in Combination

...objective of this study was to determine the nature, frequency, and significant of mutations arising during combination therapy with DDI and d4T. The study arms included DDI 200 mg b.i.d. with d4T either 40 mg or 20 mg b.i.d.; and, DDI 100 mg... Read more »
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Early HIV Treatment Failure Linked to Didanosine/T

Posted by TwinsDad, 1 Reply
...NEW YORK (Reuters Health) Aug 23 - The combination of the antiretroviral agents didanosine, tenofovir, and efavirenz is associated with a high virological failure rate in treatment-naive patients with HIV, British investigators Read more »

50% of HIV+ Develop Neurocognitive Impairment

Posted by ScotCharles, 3 Replies
...remembering, planning, making decisions, attentional abilities, concentration; those kinds of skills are under "neurocognitive." In addition, a subset of these patients received brain-imaging studies, including studies of the structure of their... Read more »

Controversial Subject

Posted by pozmarie, 2 Replies
...I am a 29 year old woman who has been HIV poz for approx. 10 years. I have a CD4 of approx. 800 with undetectable viral load. I had one daughter young before I contracted Read more »

Bristol Myers Squibbs: Videx

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Gentlemen, Stay away from Videx it infected my pancreas and made me diabetic, apprantly it does that to a high percentage of people on it or as I also understand kills another hign percentage of them. What does Bristol Myers Squibbs do? Sell death... Read more »