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Taking Didanosine With Hiv Meds

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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
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Which of the meds I am taking causing this fat accumulation?

HI,I am 35 years female. Due to kidney's situation my dr. took of the viread and gave me TMC (intelence) and then cause of high fat in the blood he switched the kaletra to reyataz+norvir.So crrently I'm on Reyataz 300mg once a day , norvir 100 once...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...topic. There are strong genetic factors, HIV factors (such as time with HIV and how low the CD4 ever got), diet, exercise, other meds, hormone status, and stress issues that can contribute to fat distribution issues on top of the effects of... Read more »

Time to Reduce Meds?

I was originally prescribed a regime of Reyataz/Norvir plus Truvada which reduced the initial trauma resulting in high CDC (above 600) and VLs about 10,000. Resistance testing resulted in adding didanosine which reduced loads only somewhat to below...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...The only way to know which meds may be dropped or combined would be to look at the drug resistance patterns that may have developed over the years of treatment. Read more »

HIV drugs resistance

I have resistance for all (NRTIs except didanosine and Possible resistance for tenofovir also have reisistance for nevirapine but I don.t have problem with efavirenz and also no problem with all Protease Inhibitors , now I am taking (lopinavir ...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...(decreased from what to what), your viral load, and what are the resistance mutations on the report? Second, what other HIV meds have you been on previously? Read more »

With or Without food?

I Just started my HIV treatment on October 11th. My viral load is 13, 100. CD4 13%.My meds are:Didanosine, Zidovudine and Neverapine.My Doctor told me to take one Didanosine in the morning in an empty stomach, one Zidovudine and half Neverapine (for...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...You are taking your meds correctly. You can take the AZT and nevirapine on an empty stomach in the morning with the didanosine and with food at night. This is not a typical regimen but it will likely work. DW Read more »
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An Overview of Zerit (Stavudine, d4T)

...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 serious. The following side effects have... Read more »
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The Feminization of an Epidemic

...control if they are sexually active while on efavirenz. Other ARVs that should be used with caution in pregnant women include didanosine [Videx] and stavudine [Zerit] together, which can lead to serious metabolic and liver conditions in women. ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

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 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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HIV is not for sissies

Posted by ScotCharles, 3 Replies
...time with an allergic reaction to Bactrim, and once with Viread related pancreatitis. I have taken AZT, epivir, zerit, DDC, DDI, sustiva, videx, viread, truvada, norvir, atazanavir, prezista, and issentress. Many of those meds had very... Read more »

Starting meds for the first time.

Posted by glowstixboyoh, 15 Replies
...right now. I was diagnosed poz on march first of this year. I just got my lab results back and people think I should start meds. Its seems to them the virus is newly aquired, but it also looks like my immune system was low to start out with. ... 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 »

I just started taking meds...

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
and would love some feedback from people. I was poz for 3 yrs before needing to begin and since I am moving to Costa Rica in the fall I thought 'no time like the present' to get myself trhough all the possible side effects. Well- they have begun. ... Read more »