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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 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
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once daily ddI

Could ddI be taken on once daily basis. My weight is 55 kg and I've been on ddI, IND and d4T since last 2&1/2 months. I've been taking ddI once daily basis, i.e. 3 tablets (chewable, 100gm)at a time.
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...From the sounds of your dosing and medications, I'd guess that you're not in the US. Yes, ddI can be taken once daily- both formulations (you're taking the older Videx formulation) can be taken once daily, though many US Read more »

ddI once a day

hi doc... Let me first say i am very grateful for this forum it has helped me greatly! I have been hiv+ since 93. Currently viral load is undetectable and CD4 750. I have been on Crix 2x a day, zerit 40mg 2x and epivir 150mg 2x a dy....
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
...MC:ddI EC has now been approved and should be available in pharmacies shortly. It is one capsule, once a day on an empty stomach. The 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 . 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 »

Extreme Nausea, weight loss and ddI

I have been taking DDI (Videx,100mg tablets), Zerit (estavudina,400 mg capsules) and Viracept (Nelfinavir) for over 4.5 months now. The viral load went down from 65000 to undetectable and CD4 from 350 to 410 in this period. The main side effects...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Were you able to tolerate OK the prior ddI formulation?? If so is that formulation still available to you? If not have you tried the pediatric powder mixed with commercial Read more »
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Abstract No. 402: Phase I/II Dosing Study of Once-Daily Hydroxyurea (HU) Alone vs Didanosine (ddI) Alone vs ddI + HU

...a phase I/II, randomized, placebo-controlled five-arm study comparing HU alone at two doses (1000 mg a day and 1500 a day), ddI alone (200 mg twice a day), and ddI/HU in treatment naïve and experienced subjects. The HU groups had ddI added after... 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 or Videx, is a type of... Read more »
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Abstract No. 402:Phase I/II Dosing Study of Once-Daily Hydroxyurea (HU) Alone vs Didanosine (ddI) Alone vs ddI + HU

...In earlier studies, hydroxyurea, when added to DDI or D4T increased the activity of a single or dual nucleoside therapy by 0.5 to 0.7 log 10 copies/mL. The authors, in this placebo Read more »

FDA Approves Generic Formulation of Didanosine (ddI) Delayed Release Capsules

...The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today (December 3, 2004) approved a generic formulation of Didanosine (ddI) Delayed Release capsules, 200 mg, 250 mg, and 400 mg for use in combination with other antiretroviral agents in the treatment Read more »
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Sustiva or DDI/hydroxurea

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I am a female recovering addict and have been clean for over ten years. I am getting real weird side effects from Sustiva and even though I started taking Read more »

taking ddi

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Taking ddi (Videx)? Do you drink alcohol? My Dr. says I should have no alcohol as it increases the risk of getting pancreatitis. Read more »

My partner was put on DDI

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hi, My partner is HIV+ and has recently been put onto DDI and AZT. I think, as a consequence, has become one of the most unfriendly, annoying people in the world. Is this common, have Read more »

HIV medicines

Posted by Anonymous
...Do you need ANY HIV related drug or any Opportunistic Infection medication, such as: Zerit (d4T), AZT, Abacavir, ddI, ddC, Crixivan, Fortovase, Saquanavir, Viracept, Virammune, Diflucan, any protease inhibitor available at the pharmacy? Do you Read more »