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Should Someone With Hiv Take Videx

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Videx EC

... Common Name: didanosine or ddI Brand Name: Videx & Videx EC Class: nucleoside analogs (also called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, NRTIs or nukes) Standard dose: One 400 mg enteric-coated (Videx EC), delayed-release capsule once a day, with adjustments
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Your opinion re: Dropping Videx from regimen

After a general workup, blood tests and nerve conduction studies, my neurologist says my serious (and worsening) neuropathy is due to drug toxicity. I'm treatment experienced, NNRTI's failed, Epivir failed, cannot tolerate Retrovir or Viread. Me &...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...Thank you for your post.I certaily agree that Videx (ddI) may be contributing to your neuropathy. It is difficult to know what the risks are associated with stopping Videx without Read more »

PEP with Zerit and Videx ONLY ??

Hello !thanks for taking the time to read my (short) question...Eight weeks ago i had a sexual contact with an HIV+ man.I went to the hospital for PEP and the doctor prescribed me Zerit and Videx only. I must say i got the drugs for a month for free...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,I would not select Zerit and Videx as my top choice for PEP. In fact, that combination wouldn't even make it on my top 10 list!Using two nucleoside reverse transcriptase Read more »

Videx, Zerit and Sustiva side-effects

Since I suffer from high blood pressure and slight angina, my prescribed HIV medication is Videx, Zerit and Sustiva. Recently I've developed a very dry mouth, altered taste sensations and occasional dizziness. Would you regard this as normal?
John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Response from John A. Bartlett, M.D.

Duke University Medical Center
...but they are also side effects which have been associated with the regimen you are taking. Dry mouth can be associated with Videx, and changes in taste with any of the medications you are taking. The dizziness may be a side effect of the... Read more »

Viread/Videx dosing

Hello Dr. Aberg, I noticed in another answer that you like to use Viread, Videx EC and Sustiva. My doctor is switching me to that regimen after I developed resistance to the Epivir in my Sustiva, Videx, Epivir combo. Do you recommend taking the...
Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Response from Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Washington University, St. Louis School of Medicine
...Bristol-Myers-Squibb, the makers of Videx (DDI) has sent a letter informing doctors of the potential drug interaction between Viread (tenofovir) and Videx. They recommend Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Safety Risk Associated With HIV Drug Videx

... A rare but serious liver disorder has been reported in some patients taking the HIV drug Videx (didanosine) and its delayed-release formulation, Videx EC, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said Monday. FDA said 42 Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

FDA/Bristol Myers Squibb Issues Caution for HIV Combination Therapy with Zerit and Videx in Pregnant Women

...at increased risk of fatal lactic acidosis when prescribed the combination of the HIV drugs stavudine (Zerit) and didanosine (Videx or Videx EC) with other antiretroviral agents. Lactic acidosis occurs when cells of the body are unable to... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Videx (Didanosine, ddI)

...transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI). NRTIs block reverse transcriptase, a protein that HIV needs to make more copies of itself. HIV/AIDS-Related Uses Didanosine was approved by the FDA on October 9, 1991, and enteric-coated didanosine was approved... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Didanosine (Videx, ddI)

...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... Read more »
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Need help with getting meds in NY

Posted by michiamano
...need help! My boyfriend has stuck in New York because of that damned volcano - his flight has been delayed for a week. He need Videx, Ritonavir and Prezista for his treatment, but doesn't have enough. I will send him some of this stuff but don't... Read more »

HIV is not for sissies

Posted by ScotCharles, 3 Replies
...screening so they could begin treatment early. I wrote in a letter to the editor that while the new meds allow people with HIV/AIDS to live longer, that life is by no means healthy and that avoiding HIV infection was the best course. That... Read more »

Bristol Myers Squibbs: Videx

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Gentlemen, Stay away from Videx it infected my pancreas and made me diabetic, apprantly it does that to a high percentage of people on it or as I also understand Read more »

traveling with HIV

Posted by joyfull, 3 Replies
...experience of traveling with a bag full of medicine. I am planning to travel for 2 months and the meds I'm taking now are Caletra, Videx and Retrovir. I 'm quit scared to cross borders with all of these pills, may be someone might think I carry... Read more »