Generic Name: Videx ec
What is Videx Ec?
The dose is related to your body weight and surface area for children. For People with Peripheral Neuropathy:If you develop peripheral neuropathy while taking VIDEX EC eg. It is important to tell your doctor if you do develop peripheral neuropathy and follow your doctor's instructions.
For People with Kidney or Liver Problems:Your doctor may tell you to adjust your daily dosage of VIDEX EC if you have a kidney or liver disorder. Take your dose of VIDEX EC on an empty stomach. Food interferes with the absorption of VIDEX EC and should not be taken at the same time as VIDEX EC.
You should take VIDEX EC at approximately the same time each day. It is taken as a single dose once a day. Taking your capsules at the same time each day will have the best effect.
Side effects, drug interactions, dosage, and pregnancy safety should be reviewed prior to taking this medication. Zalcitabine Hivid - discontinued is a medication used to treat HIV infection. Hivid is no longer available in the U. Side effects, drug interactions, dosage, and pregnancy safety information should be reviewed prior to taking this medication. Side effects include: Insomnia Diarrhea Weight loss Confusion Dizziness Rash Chills Severe headache Drug interactions, dosage, and pregnancy and breastfeeding safety information, and dosing should be reviewed before taking any medication.
Didanosine was first described in 1975 and approved for use in the United States in 1991. Other reported serious adverse events are retinal changes, optic neuritis and alterations of liver functions. The risk of some of these serious adverse events is increased by drinking alcohol.
In February 2010, the United States Food and Drug Administration issued a statement that patients using Didanosine Videx are at risk for a rare but potentially fatal liver disorder, non-cirrhotic portal hypertension. Within the cell, ddI is phosphorylated to the active metabolite of dideoxyadenosine triphosphate, ddATP, by cellular enzymes. Like other anti-HIV nucleoside analogs, it acts as a chain terminator by incorporation and inhibits viral reverse transcriptase by competing with natural dATP.
How should I take Videx Ec?
These beneficial effects help to reduce the risk of developing a life-threatening infection. Neither ddI nor any other anti-HIV medication is a cure for HIV. It is therefore important that you do the following:Painfully swollen pancreas glands have been reported in some people taking ddI as part of ART. Symptoms of pancreatitis can include the following:If left untreated, pancreatitis can be fatal.
If you think that you may have pancreatitis, consult your doctor right away. Higher-than-normal levels of lactic acid can occur in the blood. This condition is called lactic acidosis and has happened in some people who have used nukes, including ddI.
What should I avoid while taking Videx Ec?
Your doctor will order blood tests to check for early signs of this complication. If you experience vomiting blood or an unusual increase in the size of your abdomen, contact your doctor as soon as possible. Pregnancy: Adequate studies of the use of this medication by pregnant women are not available. This medication should not be used during pregnancy unless the benefits outweigh the risks.
If you become pregnant while taking this medication, contact your doctor immediately. Breast-feeding: It is not known if didanosine passes into breast milk.
Videx Ec side effects
VIDEX is a trade name manufacturer's name for the medicine, didanosine. VIDEX belongs to a group of medicines called nucleoside NUKE-lee-O-side analogues. You may also know didanosine as "ddI". VIDEX EC capsules are a different presentation of VIDEX. EC stands for 'enteric coated'. The didanosine in the capsules has a special coating which prevents acid in the stomach from destroying it.
Common Videx Ec ide effects may include:
Contents of the pack and other information Package leaflet: Information for the user Videx 125 mg gastro-resistant hard capsules Videx 200 mg gastro-resistant hard capsules Videx 250 mg gastro-resistant hard capsules Videx 400 mg gastro-resistant hard capsules Didanosine Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine because it contains important information for you.
As a result, it's probably best to switch from Videx buffered tablets to Videx EC capsules if methadone is also being used.
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If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider.
Please consult the complete prescribing information for VIDEX didanosine Pediatric Powder for Oral Solution for dosage and administration of didanosine to pediatric patients weighing less than 20 kg or who can not swallow capsules. Dosing recommendations for VIDEX EC and VIDEX Pediatric Powder for Oral Solution are different for patients with renal impairment.
Please consult the complete prescribing information on administration of VIDEX didanosine Pediatric Powder for Oral Solution to patients with renal impairment.
Where can I get more information?
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Patients should be informed that when didanosine is used in combination with other agents with similar toxicities, the incidence of adverse events may be higher than when didanosine is used alone.