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Didanosine Dosing

Dosing guidelines for didanosine and didanosine EC will vary depending on your age, weight, other medical conditions you have, and other medications you are taking. The recommended didanosine dose for people who weigh over 132 pounds is 400 mg a day. It is important to take this medication as prescribed. Missing doses can cause the HIV virus to become resistant to didanosine.

Didanosine Dosing: An Introduction

The dose of didanosine (Videx®) your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
 
  • Your weight
  • Your age
  • Other medical conditions you may have
  • Other medications you may currently be taking.
     
As always, do not adjust your didanosine dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
 

Didanosine EC (Capsule) Dosing Recommendations

Refer to the following table for didanosine EC (capsule) dosing recommendations for adults and children:
 
Weight
Didanosine EC Dosage
44 to 54 pounds
200 mg once daily
55 to 131 pounds
250 mg once daily
132 pounds or more
400 mg once daily
 
Your healthcare provider may recommend a lower didanosine EC dose if you have kidney disease, if you are taking certain other medications, or if you develop bothersome didanosine side effects.
 

Didanosine -- HIV Drug Information

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