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How Much Does Didanosine Cost

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AIDS InfoNet

Didanosine (Videx, ddI)

...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 tentatively approved under PEPFAR (see Fact Sheet 475 ). Didanosine is a nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitor, or nuke. These drugs block the reverse...
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Lipodystrophy/atrophy

Dear Dr. Frascino.....I have become resistant to Combivir/Trizivir and Sustiva and I am now on Viread/Videx/Reyataz and Norvir. My questions are.....will my facial wasting improve over time now that I am off of the AZT based meds? Also I am still...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...and cannot be generally recommended as safe and effective treatment for this condition. Growth hormone has been used, but it's costly and has potentially serious side effects. Tesamorelin, a growth hormone releasing factor, has been shown to be... Read more »

NEUROPATHY

ARE THERE ANY NEW TREATMENTS FOR NEUROPATHY. I FIND IT SO HARD TO WALK CERTAIN DAYS. AND I DON'T DRIVE SO I HAVE TO WALK TO THE STORES. DOES WALKING EVERY DAY HELP NEROPATHY AT ALL? AND WAHT ABOUT THE TRANSDERMAL PATCH THAT IS BEING TALKED ABOUT....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...or pressure on a nerve that can be relieved. 2. Discontinue any neuropathy-aggravating HIV drugs; for example, didanosine (ddI) and/or stavudine (d4T). 3. Try a non-narcotic pain reliever. I recommend Lyrica. It's non-addictive and can be... 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
...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 »

salvage therapy

I am a doctor based in zambia who treats HIV pateints and i have been placed in a quagmire of sorts. i recently saw ayoung man of 15 years age who is on ARV for close to 10 years. he unfortunately is resistant to a whole range of drugs . he had both...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
...also known as T-20), Stocrin, and a new NRTI pair, likely either tenfovir or abacavir with lamivudine or emtricitabine.Soon additional drugs will be avaialble that might help this young man in these settings, including new oral entry inhibitors... Read more »
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AIDSinfo

An Overview of Videx (Didanosine, ddI)

... 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... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Pentamidine

...experience any symptoms. Bactrim or Septra (TMP/SMX) is normally the most effective drug against PCP. It is also inexpensive, costing only about $10 per month. However, the "SMX" part is a sulfa drug and almost half of the people who take it... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Zerit

...arms, and legs. There is ongoing concern about the use of this agent in international resource-poor settings due to the low cost availability of this drug. Nevertheless, the side effect profile has led to a widespread avoidance of this drug when... Read more »
The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...has not been proven in large studies, although some verysmall studies have reported benefit in pain relief. They can also be costly andvary in quality between manufacturers. Discuss supplements with your doctorbefore taking. While HIV PN and... Read more »
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cost of hiv

Posted by hopefulone, 8 Replies
...curious...what is the cost of hiv in terms of medical treatment...i am not currently on medicine and am curious what the disease costs some of you guys Read more »

Just started ARV - Insurance, Drug costs, expenses

Posted by ajhope, 1 Reply
I live in Thailand and found out I am HIV+ a little over a month ago. My CD4 count was 251 and VL 29,000 - I started ARV 2 weeks ago with the following regiments: Nevirapine 200 mg - once a day Lamivudine 150 mg - twice a day Stavudine 30 mg -... Read more »

Cost of Atripla

Posted by kaoticv, 1 Reply
...university, which unfortunately pays only $1500 maximum per policy year for outpatient drugs. I have come to understand that Atripla costs close to $1500 per MONTH. Both our salaries are under $25,000. Anyone have any ideas? PS We live in... Read more »

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