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Should Someone With Hiv Take DdI

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Didanosine (Videx, ddI)

... 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
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Sustiva

Why is Sustiva dosing based on such specific weight bands as opposed to other antiretroviral drugs?
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...Sustiva is not dosed based on on weight. The standard dose is 600 mg daily regardless if you weigh 55 kg or 95 kg.There are some HIV medications, namely ddI and d4T, that are dosed by weight.DW Read more »

Generic HIV meds?

I've read that certain countries are starting to produce generic HIV medication. When will generic medications be available in the US?
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...When they start placing space heaters in purgatory! Actually, there are generic HIV meds in the US now. Both AZT and ddI became available in generic formulation once their patents ran out. Otehr will follow Read more »

Hydroxyurea, maybe or no?

Dr. Young,What do you know of Hydroxyurea?Jose
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Hydroxyrea has been used in the past as an adjunct to HIV therapies that contained didanosine (ddI, Videx). Because of seriously increased toxicities, this combination should not be used. Read more »

Resersatrol and ddI

I have one more question regading VIDEX EC. It appears that a red grape suppliment called Resveratrol may help to force HIV out of hiding. Please refer to http://www.cancer.gov/newscenter/pressreleases/HIVlatency . I wanted to try reservatrol,...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Resveratrol is a very interesting compound that naturally occurs in red grape skins and has evidence supporting its use to extend lifespan in yeast cells and mice. This is the putative compound that is thought to account for health protective... Read more »
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Abstract No. 420: A Phase I Study of Hydroxyurea in HIV-Infected Children Receiving Didanosine (ddI) and/or Stavudine (d4T)

...the safety, antiviral and immunologic effects, and pharmacokinetics of hydroxyurea, given with ddI and/or d4T to symptomatic HIV-infected children. It is among the first to look at the use of HU in children. The children were treated with... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Videx (Didanosine, ddI)

...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... Read more »
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Abstract No. 116: Mutations in the Reverse Transcriptase Genome of HIV I Isolates Derived from Subjects Treated with Didanosine and Stavudine in Combination

...with DDI and d4T in combination. Finally, the authors summarize that the data highlights the complex relationship between HIV I phenotypic and phenotypic resistance and HIV viral loads in individuals treated with dual nucleoside combinations.... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Tenofovir (Viread)

...is 300 milligrams (mg) taken as one pill, once a day, with or without a meal. People who are taking both tenofovir and ddI (didanosine, Videx) should take tenofovir 2 hours before, or one hour after didanosine. Tenofovir is also available in... Read more »
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HIV is not for sissies

Posted by ScotCharles, 3 Replies
...would have allowed him to lead a long and healthy life. The editorial advocated that the readers should take advantage of free HIV screening so they could begin treatment early. I wrote in a letter to the editor that while the new meds allow... 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 »

50% of HIV+ Develop Neurocognitive Impairment

Posted by ScotCharles, 3 Replies
...were related, to some degree, to the kinds of specific treatments they received, such as a type of drug called the "D" drugs [didanosine (ddI, Videx) and stavudine (d4T, Zerit)]. Coming back to the brain involvement, we also tried to look at... Read more »

HIV / AIDS DOCS

Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
...[zidovudine, Retrovir], 3TC [lamivudine, Epivir] and efavirenz [Sustiva, Stocrin]. [Lavra also provides d4T (stavudine, Zerit), ddI (didanosine, Videx), nevirapine (Viramune), nelfinavir (Viracept) and lopinavir/ritonavir (Kaletra) to their... Read more »