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Didanosine Side Effects

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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
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Side Effects from DDI and Saquinavir at thirs chage in RX in 13 years

Aloha,After 7 years of T,s in the 600 and a less than 25 VL I needed to change. T keep it short, I will remain on Kaletra and Viread. Kaletra's res was low to only 2 mutations, and Viread is not Sens which is great. The whole NNRTI class is in my...
Sharon Lee, M.D.

Response from Sharon Lee, M.D.

University of Kansas Medical Center
...the M184 mutation. There are positive and negative aspects of that particular mutation. Although it may reduce the suppressive effects of Epivir, it may also diminish the "fitness" or virulence of the virus. There is also evidence that the... Read more »


Four month ago my Viral Load was 22,000 and my T4 count was 420. My doctor started me on a cocktail containing the following medications:DDI 400mgs dailySustiva 600mgs dailyNelfinavir 1250mgs twice dailyD4T 1 caplet twice daily1592U89 1 capsule...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...ddI and d4T both can cause peripheral neuropathy. In some folks, they can be additive in terms of this side effect. I think ddI is a great drug and have had great results with it. You have had a great response to this regimen, but may not need Read more »

pls pls answer -- regimen change becasue of sever side effects from nelf ddi d4t to sustiva + ??

please please answer this question ...i am having severe lipidistrophy and atrophy changes because of my regimen (sunken cheeks, thin arms,legs and large belly, starting of hump on upper back near neck). i was on azt + 3tc for 1.5 years and then...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
...combination...i generally prefer sustiva to nevirapine...there's a bit more trials evidence and it has less problematic side effects. If you don't fancy sustiva. atazanavir would be a good option.I hope this helpsRegardsGraeme Moyle Read more »

numb fingertips and feet

My hands and feet are becoming numb almost like a second skin. What could be causing this?
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...virus itself or, sometimes, its complications. Some of the drugs we use (such as didanosine or stavudine) have this as a side effect. Read more »
Project Inform

ddI, d4T and Hydroxyurea Side Effect Warning!

...differences in viral load changes among the groups, but people taking ddI+d4T+hydroxyurea+indinavir were more likely to have side effects. These included pancreatitis, neuropathy and increased liver enzymes. Further, the group taking hydroxyurea... Read more »

An Overview of Videx (Didanosine, ddI)

...or kidney disease, inflammation of the pancreas, or gout should tell a doctor before taking this medicine. Possible Side Effects Along with its desired effects, didanosine can cause some serious unwanted effects. Serious side effects of this... Read more »
The Well Project

Side Effects of HIV Drugs

... Table of Contents Side Effects and HIV Drugs Being Informed About Side Effects Helps Women and Side Effects Taking Care of Yourself Side Effects Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Stavudine (Zerit)

...What Is Stavudine? Who Should Take Stavudine? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Stavudine Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Stavudine React With Other Drugs? What Is Stavudine? Stavudine (Zerit) is a drug used as part of... Read more »
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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 »

Starting meds for the first time.

Posted by glowstixboyoh, 15 Replies
Hi everyone. I am a little angry right now. I was diagnosed poz on march first of this year. I just got my lab results back and people think I should start meds. Its seems to them the virus is newly aquired, but it also looks like my immune... Read more »

Does anyone feel good on meds??

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...letters to the experts it seems everyone is having problems with the meds. Either they feel awful, don't get over the side effects, or have kidney, liver or lipo problems. I know I will need meds eventually and am really scared. I only know... Read more »

I just started taking meds...

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...since I am moving to Costa Rica in the fall I thought 'no time like the present' to get myself trhough all the possible side effects. Well- they have begun. Worn-down, tired, irritable, achey,depressed, a blotchy body rash that glows like... Read more »