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DdI Dosages

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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
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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 »

Nausea and Vomiting from DDI

I've been taking DDI (along with Viramune, Zerit and Hydrea) for the last two years. My viral load has remained undetectable with this combination. Recently I have been experiencing nausea and vomiting an hour following my dosage of DDI. Sometimes...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...It would be somewhat unusual to just now start experiencing those symptoms due to the ddI. There have been some changes in the formulation which could alter how your body tolerates the drug. I often suggest trying Read more »

Resersatrol and ddI

I have one more question regading VIDEX EC. It appears that a red grape suppliment called Resveratrol may help to force HIV out of hiding. Please refer to http://www.cancer.gov/newscenter/pressreleases/HIVlatency . I wanted to try reservatrol,...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...breaks down quickly (same is true for red wine after uncorking bottle) and supplements are not regulated. We don't know proper dosages in any case. This is an evolving field so stay tuned. Read more »

Overdose of DDI (Videx)?

I just discovered that I have been taking double the daily dosage of DDI (Videx) for over a month (4 of the 200mg tablets per day, instead of 2). I discovered this when I prepared to refill my RX (3-month mail order supply), only to find I had been...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

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

Harvard Medical School
...occur - since sometimes the complications are real and important to move on. Last issue - there is now a newer formulation of ddI in which it comes as one capsule taken just once a day. It comes in different strengths - but the highest dose is... Read more »
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Women Alive

Antiretroviral Therapy Positives and Negatives

...pregnancy. Negatives Doesn't provide proven survival benefit. Peripheral neuropathy problems, especially with ddC and ddI. Dosages and combinations not well known, especially for women. Interactions with other drugs not well documented.... Read more »
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Pharmacokinetic Evaluation of Tenofovir and Enteric-Coated ddI

... Tenofovir DF (TDF) and Didanosine EC (ddI EC): Investigation of Pharmacokinetic (PK) Drug-Drug and Drug-Food Interactions Authored by B.P. Kearney Poster 932 Background Read more »
AIDSinfo

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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An Overview of Crixivan (Indinavir)

...comes in capsule form and is taken by mouth. It should be taken on an empty stomach 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal. In addition, it is important to drink plenty of fluids (at least 1.5 liters per day) during treatment with indinavir. Avoid... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

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 »

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Posted by Anonymous
...percent), fatigue (70 to 90 percent), rash (40 to 80 percent), headache (32 to 70 percent) and lymphadenopathy (40 to 70 percent). Additional findings include pharyngitis, myalgia, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and other symptoms2 (Table 1).3... Read more »