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Didanosine Dosages

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An Overview of Videx (Didanosine, ddI)

...risk of passing the virus to other people.Because of a decline in clinical demand for the buffered tablet formulation of Videx, this formulation was discontinued in the United States by the manufacturer in February 2006. Dosage Form/Administration Didanosine comes in chewable tablet, enteric-coated capsule, liquid, and powder form. Didanosine is taken by mouth without food. The powder form of didanosine must be added to water before it is...
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How to help a child gain weight

My son is 5.5 years old and 40 pounds. We recently adopted him(4 months ago). He is undetectable, cd4 990 (42%), and has been on treatment since 4 months old with no changes. My son takes Kaletra, epivir, and didanosine. I am concerned about future...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
...diarrhea, right?Oxandrin, an oral androgen, has been used in pediatrics with success for weight gain. For children the total daily dosage of Oxandrin is ≤ 0.1 mg per kilogram body weight or ≤ 0.045 mg per pound of body weight. This may be... Read more »

Tenofovir & Didanosine Dosing

Could you clarify what you think are reasonable dosages for tenofovir and didanosine when taken in combination? My friend was on 400mg daily didanosine EC (2hr after meal)and 300mg daily tenofovir with meal and was recently switched to combined...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
...The data on how to adjust Videx (didanosine) when given with Viread (tenofovir) is not yet available, but there are studies currently underway to provide further guidance. Read more »

Ziagen,Emtriva and Reyataz

Dear Dr. Frascino,Any thoughts on the combination Ziagen, Emtriva and Reyataz. I have been on Truvada, Norvir and Reyataz for the last 8 months and am having some diarrhea from it. I had the Ziagen blood test and it came back negative so should be...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...competent HIV specialist physician to evaluate your symptoms (not all diarrhea in HIVers is caused by their meds!) and to discuss dosage modification (this can be tricky) or a switch in therapy (which in turn may well have its own set of... Read more »

Videx dosage

Hi Dr. Young,I started therapy in January this year and am using 250mg Retrovir twice a day, 200mg (2x100mg chewable) Videx twice a day and 600mg Sustiva once a day at night.I am responding well to treatment with CD4 up and viral load down....
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...You've accurately summarized the pros and cons for switching from conventional to enteric coated didanosine (Videx, Videx EC).In practice, we have had no difficulty in switching successfully suppressed persons (like yourself) from twice- Read more »
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U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Important Changes to Videx (Didanosine) Labeling

...FDA recently approved new labeling for Videx pediatric powder and Videx EC capsules. The revisions to the Dosage and Administration, Contraindications, Warnings and Precautions, and Drug Interactions sections in both package inserts are outlined Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Crixivan (Indinavir)

...medicine does not cure or prevent HIV infection or AIDS and does not reduce the risk of passing the virus to other people. Dosage Form/Administration Indinavir comes in capsule form and is taken by mouth. It should be taken on an empty... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Rescriptor (Delavirdine)

...medicine does not cure or prevent HIV infection or AIDS and does not reduce the risk of passing the virus to other people. Dosage Form/Administration Delavirdine comes in tablet form and is taken by mouth. Avoid taking delavirdine within 1... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Zerit (Stavudine, d4T)

...Stavudine does not cure or prevent HIV infection or AIDS and does not reduce the risk of passing the virus to other people. Dosage Form/Administration Always take this medication as your doctor instructs. Stavudine is taken by mouth, without... Read more »
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Early HIV Treatment Failure Linked to Didanosine/T

Posted by TwinsDad, 1 Reply
...both in combination with didanosine and efavirenz. As reported in the July 22nd issue of AIDS, in the lamivudine group, drug dosages were 300 mg daily for lamivudine and 400 mg daily for didanosine. In the tenofovir group, the dosages were... Read more »

Excessive Mastubation

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Ever since I found out that I'm poz, I've been spending a lot more time mastubating. Is that normal? Or could it be because of the amount of time I've been spending reading posts about sexual issues? Pleasing myself has become an every day thing... Read more »

Just started ARV - Insurance, Drug costs, expenses

Posted by ajhope, 1 Reply
...another blood test to make sure that my liver and kidney functions are OK which they are - yesterday my doctor increased the dosage of Nevirapine from once to twice a day. I'm due to see him again in two weeks time - if at this time my liver and... Read more »

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