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Getting A Prescription For Didanosine

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AIDSinfo

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
Ask the Experts

Vision Changes with Didanosine

My partner had his meds changed two months ago and two weeks ago had a sudden change in vision. He now has to squint to focus day or night and is seemingly more light sensitive than normal. We discussed this with our doctor who said we most likely...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
...prescription lenses can occur quickly at some ages (esp mid-40s). This is a change in lens shape. Reports mostly with high doses of ddI of visual changes were related to retinal (back of the eye) problems and were generally reversible on drug... Read more »

Prescription Vitamins

I work for American Express and they provide free prescription vitamins to all exployees. I asked my doctor to write a prescription but he did not seem to know which one to choose. I take 100 mcg of selenium a day and an over-the-counter...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
There are 58 vitamins listed in the PDRhttp://www.pdr.net/druginformation/HomeSearchResultsn.aspx?ToUse=DB&SearchTerm=vitaminFind out what vitamins are included in the AMEX insurance formulary and email me back. I can help you decide.Nelson Read more »

Prescription available for night sweats?

Are there any prescription drugs available in the U.S. to treat frequent night sweats for HIV (aside from prescription aspirin and the like)?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Approach to management of night sweats depends on underlying cause. There is no medication solely approved for treatment of night sweats. A search for associated infection, tumor, hormone, and other problems is indicated for night sweats. If... Read more »

Prescription side effects

A good friend of mine is HIV positive and has a history of drug abuse. I have agreed to help him if he does not start abusing prescription or non prescription drugs. He recently started a new round of HIV drugs and showed up at my house with slurred...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Certainly the prescription drugs you mentioned can cause the side effects you described. If he is now on Sustiva as one of his HIV meds the central nervous Read more »
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AIDSinfo

An Overview of Zerit (Stavudine, d4T)

...are female, are very overweight (obese), or have been taking nucleoside analog medicines, like stavudine, for a long time. In addition, the combination of stavudine and didanosine may increase your risk for pancreatitis. Some side effects can be... Read more »
The Well Project

Side Effects of HIV Drugs

...side effects, women seem to benefit as much from HIV therapy as men. No changes in dosing have been recommended for women. In addition to the side effects listed below, you can find more information on other possible side effects in the ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Didanosine (Videx, ddI)

...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 tentatively approved under PEPFAR (see Fact Sheet 475 ). Didanosine... 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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Lost

Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
I tested positive 3 days before Christmas and I think I am still numb to the fact. I haven't told any friends or family because I really don't know how and most are judgemental and I'm sure will walk away. But I guess if they do, then I didn't need... Read more »

"Prescription coupon".

Posted by raymondadams, 1 Reply
Text TXTCPN to 386266 to get a pharmaceutical coupon sent to you that works at CVS and Wal-mart. Read more »

time line

Posted by Anonymous
...blood-borne disease." At the same time, pediatric immunologist Dr. Arye Rubenstein is seeing in his Bronx clinic children of drug addicts presenting immune suppression symptoms. No helper T-cells in Los Angeles man Dr. Michael Gottlieb of... Read more »

I tested Positive, My boyfriend didnt, False positive?

Posted by ruraltgwoman, 1 Reply
I tested positive for HIV on 12/10. My boyfriend just got his results back today 12/21. His results came back negative. We have been having unprotected sex for the last 4 years and have been together for 5. I have only been wih him during that... Read more »