Didanosine -- HIV Drug Information
Didanosine (Videx®) is a medication used to treat HIV and AIDS. It is approved for use only in combination with other HIV medications.
This medicine is available as a delayed-release capsule or as an oral solution. Some of the factors that can affect your dosage include your age, weight, other medical conditions you have, and other medications you are taking. It is important to take each dose as prescribed, as missing doses can cause the HIV virus to build up a resistance to the medication. Although most people tolerate it well, side effects are possible and may include diarrhea and nerve problems (such as burning or numbness).
Prior to beginning treatment with didanosine, review the drug's safety information with your healthcare provider. This product can react with other medications, so your healthcare provider needs a complete list of all other medicines you are taking. He or she also needs to know about any other medical conditions you have, such as liver disease, kidney stones, or gout.
(For more information on this HIV drug, including how it works, click Didanosine.)