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How Do I Get 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
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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 »

Question on generic drugs in the USA

I just had a prescription for videx ec filled and was very surprised to find that my prescription was filled with a generic drug (didasone). I did question it and the pharmacist pointed out to me that on the rx bottle it is stated that it is a...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...It is so. Generic HIV medications are here. Check out http://aidsinfo.nih.gov/other/didanosine.aspAZT (zidovudine, Retrovir) is next.DW Read more »

neuropathy pain (didanosine+stavudine+efavirenz)

Dear Dr Robert J. Frascino, I'm sure many patients email you a lot of times regarding this matter. But I really really hope you won't get bored. I'd really really appreciate your help, time and patience!My question is:My father CD4 recently = 480He...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi Tom,Didanosine (ddI) plus stavudine (d4T) is no longer a recommended combination! It has been found to be less effective and substantially more toxic Read more »

zidovudine, didanosine, kaletra

Is the above combination suitable for one considered to be resistant to combivir and effavirenz? I have come across these in the internet. My doctor thinks I could be resistant to combivir and effavirenz. I have been on them for 2 years. Due to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Ideally speaking, if resistance develops to a HAART (highly active antiretroviral therapy) regimen, I recommend getting a resistance test to help guide the choice of the next regimen. If resistance testing is not an option in Zimbabwe and your... Read more »
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U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Videx EC/Videx (Didanosine) Label Change Reflects Potential for Serious Liver Disorder

...The decision to use this drug, however, must be made on an individual basis between the treating physician and the patient. Additional Information for Patients Didanosine is a prescription medication used along with other drugs to treat... Read more »
AIDSinfo

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 »
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 »
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 »
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"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 »

Illegal Prescriptions

Posted by kim_b, 1 Reply
...Recently, my pharmacist has bben filling my prescriptions at a discounted price....this seems wonderful considering how expensive my HMO is regarding these meds. However, I never paid 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 »