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DdI And Aids

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An Overview of Videx (Didanosine, ddI)

... dye-DAN-oh-seen Brand Name: Videx EC, Videx Other Name(s): BMY 40900, BRN 3619529, CCRIS 805, Didanosina, Dideoxyinosine, HSDB 6548, ddI Drug Class: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Didanosine, also known as ddI or Videx, is a type of antiretroviral drug called a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI). NRTIs block reverse transcriptase,
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Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...neuropathy, with or without antiretroviral medications.Among HIV medications, the so-called d-drugs, d4T (stavudine, Zerit) and ddI (didanosine, Videx) are the medications most strongly implicated.BY Read more »

AIDS & Treatment

I have a friend who was diagnosed with AIDS and has a CD4 count of 80 and viral load of 400,000 What treatment should they be on? Right nnow he is taking mepron, sustiva, DDI, Epivir and Viread. Is this a good regimen?
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...This should be a very potent regimen, with low pill count and very good potency. The particular 4-drug combination of ddI/3TC/tenofovir/efavirenz has not been well studied and there is very limited data on the safety of ddI and tenofovir from... Read more »

first time starting meds

A friend of mine was told it is time to start his meds, they are viramune, videx,, viread. what do you think of this combo ? thank you.
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...treatment regimens that have long-term clinical studies that support their use. As such, to my knowledge, the combination of ddI/tenofovir/nevirapine has yet to past the test of a clinical study-- Indeed, while nevirapine is a reasonable... Read more »

Going HIV + to AIDS

First of all let me thank you for this invaluable help that you are offering. I think I was HIV+ for the last 10 years (withoutany symthom) but right now I'm having a continuos diarrea, febers, loosing weigth and brown spots all over my body so...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
...yourself for HIV disease!!! You have no idea what your CD4 count or viral load are, so it's impossible to say whether AZT and ddI will be adequate, and impossible to measure your response to those drugs.Both drugs can cause side effects. AZT,... Read more »
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Abstract No. 420: A Phase I Study of Hydroxyurea in HIV-Infected Children Receiving Didanosine (ddI) and/or Stavudine (d4T)

...College of Medicine, evaluated the safety, antiviral and immunologic effects, and pharmacokinetics of hydroxyurea, given with ddI and/or d4T to symptomatic HIV-infected children. It is among the first to look at the use of HU in children. The... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Didanosine (Videx, ddI)

...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... Read more »
The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...HIV-relatedconditions. The most familiar are the HIV drugs commonly called the"d-drugs:" d4T (Zerit) ddC (Hivid) ddI (Videx) Other neurotoxic drugs include: INH (isonizaid) Myambutol (ethambutol) Flagyl... Read more »

An Overview of Rescriptor (Delavirdine)

...Delavirdine comes in tablet form and is taken by mouth. Avoid taking delavirdine within 1 hour of taking didanosine (Videx or ddI) or antacids. Delavirdine tablets (in the 100 mg dosing form only) may be dissolved in water if individuals are... 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 »


Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
...[zidovudine, Retrovir], 3TC [lamivudine, Epivir] and efavirenz [Sustiva, Stocrin]. [Lavra also provides d4T (stavudine, Zerit), ddI (didanosine, Videx), nevirapine (Viramune), nelfinavir (Viracept) and lopinavir/ritonavir (Kaletra) to their... 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 »

Is the triple cocktail helping to spread AIDS?

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...I've written what is currently the only computer application solely dedicated to the mathematical analysis of HIV. It's called HIV pathogenesis modeler, and can be downloaded at: While using the SI model in the Read more »