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Common Reactions to Didanosine

Common Side Effects of Didanosine

Didanosine has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occur in a group of people taking the drug are documented and then compared to the side effects that occur in another group of people not taking the medicine. As a result, it is possible to see what side effects occur, how often they appear, and how they compare to the group not taking the medicine.
In these studies, the most common side effects of didanosine included:
  • Diarrhea -- up to 19 percent of people
  • Nerve problems, such as unusual sensations (like burning, tingling, or numbness) -- up to 17 percent
  • Abdominal pain (stomach pain) -- up to 13 percent.

Final Thoughts on Side Effects of Didanosine

It is possible that you may experience some or none of the didanosine side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to tell whether any particular side effect (such as nausea) is actually caused by didanosine or other factors. Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while taking didanosine or if something "just does not seem right." While it may not be a side effect, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.

Didanosine -- HIV Drug Information

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