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DdI Side Effects

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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 Read more »

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... 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... Read more »
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ddI, d4T and Hydroxyurea Side Effect Warning!

...pancreatitis. Results from ACTG A5025 suggest that people taking ddI, d4T and hydroxyurea together are more likely to develop this side effect than those taking AZT (zidovudine, Retrovir) and 3TC (lamivudine, Epivir). All people had been on... Read more »
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...Is Hydroxyurea? Who Should Take Hydroxyurea? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Hydroxyurea Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Hydroxyurea React With Other Drugs? The Bottom Line What Is Hydroxyurea? Hydroxyurea... Read more »
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Tenofovir (Viread)

.... ddI and tenofovir should not be used together, especially in patients with a high viral load and a low CD4 count. Serious ddI side effects may result. Tenofovir blood levels increase if it is taken with the protease inhibitors atazanavir... Read more »
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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... Read more »
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i am an hiv+...

Posted by Anonymous
...regularily,weights 3-4 times a week and cardio 3-5 times a week. I am currently on d4T and ddI and crixivan, and am experiencing no major side effects.I am involved at my local "YMCA" with a ten week program for Hiv + individuals, and have... Read more »

I just started taking meds...

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...and 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 »

Does anyone feel good on meds??

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies and 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... Read more »

1st treatment

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
a friend of mine has been non-adherence on 1st regemen. It was a nrti and NNRTI. After speaking to his dr., he is now convinced he will try again (on PI). does anyone know many people who have been on more than two regimen's with success? ... Read more »