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DdI Dosing

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Didanosine (Videx, ddI)

Table of Contents 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...
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Change from AZT to DDI (1)

Dear Doctor ConwayThanks so much for your advice.May I ask another query? To replace AZT 200 mg twice a day, how is about dose of DDI?My height and weight are 169 cms and 57 kgs, respectively.Your immediate attention would be highly...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
As long as your kidney function is normal, a person of your weight should receive 250 mg once a day. The cut-off weight for reducing the daily dose of Videx from 400 to 250 mg/day is 60 kg.... Read more »

waiting after DDI

I take DDI while still in bed between 6-7am, 3 tablets in water (morning only)...then wait at least 1 1/2hrs before taking my other meds...4 Angenerase1 Ritnovir1 3TCevening dose the same except no DDI but take 1 Tenofovir.Is the 1 1/2hr. wait in...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

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

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
Yes, separating ddI from your other medications by 1 and 1/2 hours should be enough time.... Read more »

once daily ddI

Could ddI be taken on once daily basis. My weight is 55 kg and I've been on ddI, IND and d4T since last 2&1/2 months. I've been taking ddI once daily basis, i.e. 3 tablets (chewable, 100gm)at a time. ...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
From the sounds of your dosing and medications, I'd guess that you're not in the US. Yes, ddI can be taken once daily- both formulations (you're taking the older Videx formulation) can be taken once daily, though many US providers... Read more »

can ddi, abc and aluvia taken together

when we had kaletra we recommended DDI early morning on empty stomach and one hour later ABC and kaletra. Now we have aluvia which can be taken without regard to food. Can all be taken as one dose on empty stomach?...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for your post.Aluvia (also known as Kaletra,lopinavir/ritonavir, tablet formulation) and abacavir (Ziagen, ABC) can indeed be taken without regard to food- so a regimen of Aluvia, ddI and abacavir can all be taken together as a... Read more »
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taking ddi

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Taking ddi (Videx)? Do you drink alcohol? My Dr. says I should
have no alcohol as it increases the risk of getting pancreatitis.
I continue to have one beer or one gin and tonic after work and
figure I... Read more »

My partner was put on DDI

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi, My partner is HIV+ and has recently been put onto DDI and
AZT. I think, as a consequence, has become one of the most
unfriendly, annoying people in the world. Is this common, have
other people gone through this and come out the other side? I
need... Read more »

Sustiva or DDI/hydroxurea

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am a female recovering addict and have been clean for over ten years. I am getting real weird side effects from Sustiva and even though I started taking it at night, I feel somewhat foggy during the day. Will this end and I feel somewhat normal... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello All !! I want to tell everyone that I started taking half of the prescribed doses of my meds about 2 years ago. My T cells remain High (570) and my V load is still undetectable..
I am on viramune,ziagen and zerit. I had an uncle who died... Read more »