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Videx, Didanosine, also known as ddI, is an antiviral medication used to treat HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) infection. It belongs to a class of drugs known as nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors. This medicine prevents the multiplication of HIV cells in your body.
The dosage of Didanosine prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Missed Dose of Didanosine:
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Didanosine medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
Overdose of Didanosine:
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Didanosine, seek medical attention immediately.
Side Effects of Didanosine:
Like other medicines, Didanosine can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Didanosine are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Didanosine cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Didanosine develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Didanosine can cause side effects such as headache, diarrhea, muscle pain, stomach pain, and trouble breathing. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Didanosine.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Didanosine, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Also, tell your prescriber or health care professional if you are a frequent user of drinks containing caffeine or alcohol, if you smoke, or if you use illegal drugs. These may affect the way your medicine works. Check with your health care professional before stopping or starting any of your medicines.
Before using Didanosine, ask the following questions to the doctor:
Is it possible for me to take Didanosine with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Didanosine?
What are the possible drug interactions of Didanosine?
How will Didanosine work in my body?
How should Didanosine be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Didanosine drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Didanosine is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.
IngredientsActive ingredients: Didanosine.