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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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DIDANOSINE - 3rd time enquiring!

This is my 3rd time asking this forum.Please do let me know if ddI (didanosine) chewable tablets could be taken once daily basis ? My weight is below 60 kg. so could I take 3 tabs at a time?...
Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Response from Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Washington University, St. Louis School of Medicine
I just answered your first request but I am responding again because you have more information this time regarding your weight. Videx (DDI) needs to dosed according to weight and kidney function. Assuming your kidney function is normal, the dose of... Read more »

DIDANOSINE

Could ddI chewable tablets be taken once a day?...
Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Response from Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Washington University, St. Louis School of Medicine
Yes, but only the 200 mg tablet can be used because of the amount of buffer in the tablet. Videx does come in a new capsule formulation which is made for once daily dosing. Unless you have difficulty swallowing capsules, you may want to consider... Read more »

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. If the patient is going to stay on this combination, adjustment of the Videx... Read more »

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
Changing in 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... Read more »
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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 report.

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Cost of Combivir (Duovir) and Cost of efavirenz(Sustiva) in Canada

Posted by raj1984, 1 Reply
Hey pals this is urgent , I need to know the cost of Combivir and Sustiva in Ontario (CANADA) . Please quote the price of Brand and not Generic . This is very urgent I am need to submit to immigration lawyer. Read more »

Cost of Combivir (Duovir) and Cost of efavirenz(Sustiva) in Canada

Posted by raj1984
Hey pals this is urgent , I need to know the cost of Combivir and Sustiva in Ontario (CANADA) . Please quote the price of Brand and not Generic . This is very urgent I am need to submit to immigration lawyer. Read more »

Cost of Atripla in Thailand General information

Posted by HivSenior, 2 Replies
I am currently receiving Atripla at a cost of $108.00 per month in Bangkok, Thailand. I have been positive for the last 6 years. The cost for me on Medicare in the USA would be $1200.00 per month. I make one trip each year and bring back to USA all... Read more »