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What Are The Side Effects Of Didanosine

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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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Side Effects from DDI and Saquinavir at thirs chage in RX in 13 years

Aloha,After 7 years of T,s in the 600 and a less than 25 VL I needed to change. T keep it short, I will remain on Kaletra and Viread. Kaletra's res was low to only 2 mutations, and Viread is not Sens which is great. The whole NNRTI class is in my...
Sharon Lee, M.D.

Response from Sharon Lee, M.D.

University of Kansas Medical Center
...the M184 mutation. There are positive and negative aspects of that particular mutation. Although it may reduce the suppressive effects of Epivir, it may also diminish the "fitness" or virulence of the virus. There is also evidence that the... Read more »


Four month ago my Viral Load was 22,000 and my T4 count was 420. My doctor started me on a cocktail containing the following medications:DDI 400mgs dailySustiva 600mgs dailyNelfinavir 1250mgs twice dailyD4T 1 caplet twice daily1592U89 1 capsule...
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
...ddI and d4T both can cause peripheral neuropathy. In some folks, they can be additive in terms of this side effect. I think ddI is Read more »

pls pls answer -- regimen change becasue of sever side effects from nelf ddi d4t to sustiva + ??

please please answer this question ...i am having severe lipidistrophy and atrophy changes because of my regimen (sunken cheeks, thin arms,legs and large belly, starting of hump on upper back near neck). i was on azt + 3tc for 1.5 years and then...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
...combination...i generally prefer sustiva to nevirapine...there's a bit more trials evidence and it has less problematic side effects. If you don't fancy sustiva. atazanavir would be a good option.I hope this helpsRegardsGraeme Moyle Read more »

its side effect or fair?

This is my 4-month regimen changed into Didanosine, aluvia and tenovofir. I previously used 3TC, AZT and efavirenz. before CD4 my 490 replaced. and my vl increased from 1890 to 4990. Indonesia is not yet available in the resistance tests. whether it...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Lopinavir/ritonavir (Alivia or Kaletra in US) often causes gut side effects (gas, bloating, loose stools). Those side effects may decrease with time for some patients. Taking with a meal, calcium supplements, Read more »
Project Inform

ddI, d4T and Hydroxyurea Side Effect Warning!

...The FDA recently issued a warning that when using ddI (didanosine, Videx), some people may develop pancreatitis (a potentially life-threatening inflammation of the pancreas). An early Read more »

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 »
The Well Project

Side Effects of HIV Drugs

...side effects, women seem to benefit as much from HIV therapy as men. No changes in dosing have been recommended for women. In addition to the side effects listed below, you can find more information on other possible side effects in the ... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Videx EC

... Common Name: didanosine or ddI Brand Name: Videx & Videx EC Class: nucleoside analogs (also called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, NRTIs Read more »
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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 kills another hign percentage of them. What does Bristol Myers Squibbs do? Sell death... Read more »

Starting meds for the first time.

Posted by glowstixboyoh, 15 Replies
Hi everyone. I am a little angry 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... Read more »

Does anyone feel good on meds??

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...letters to the experts it seems everyone is having problems with the meds. Either they feel awful, don't get over the side effects, or have kidney, liver or lipo problems. I know I will need meds eventually and am really scared. I only know... Read more »

I just started taking meds...

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...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. Worn-down, tired, irritable, achey,depressed, a blotchy body rash that glows like... Read more »