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Videx

Videx

Generic Videx is used along with other medicine for controlling HIV infection. It belongs to the class of drug known as nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitors. This medicine does not cure HIV nor does it prevent its spreading of the virus to other. Generic Videx or Didanosine should not be given to the other person showing same symptoms. It might cause health problem to the other person as the drug tolerance power of body varies from one person to other. The user should take their dose properly and should never take more dose than recommended as it might be dangerous to the patient and can lead to overdose as well. 

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60 Tablets Videx100mg. $97.99 $1.63
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90 Capsules Videx250mg. (delayed release capsules) $399.99 $4.44
30 Capsules Videx400mg. (delayed release capsules) $214.99 $7.17
90 Capsules Videx400mg. (delayed release capsules) $624.99 $6.94

Generic Videx or Didanosine is an oral medicine that is used to treat infection that is caused due to HIV (Human immunodeficiency virus). This medicine belongs to the class of drugs known as reverse transcriptase inhibitors. Generic Videx or Didanosine got approved from FDA in October 1991.

At the time of causing infection, HIV virus starts multiplying inside the cells of the body. This newly formed virus is then released from the cells and gets spread all over the body. While doing so, they infect the other cells of the body as well and like this, infection gets spread to the new and uninfected cells of the body. The most important thing that the virus need is DNA for carrying out its function. Now this HIV virus also requires DNA and enzyme reverse transcriptase help in this. This enzyme is used by virus for the formation of DNA.

It should be stored at room temperature and is protected from light and moisture. This medicine should be kept away pets and children. It should be protected from light, heat and moisture. The patient, before using the medicine, should check the expiry date of the medicine before using it.


Other medicines of the same class include:

  • Zalcitabine (Hivid)

  • Zidovudine (Retrovir)

  • Stavudine (Zerit)

  • Lamivudine (Epivir)


Mechanism of action:

Didanosine gets converted to its active form known as dideoxyadenosine triphosphate. This active form is similar to that of the deoxyadenosine triphosphate that is essential for HIV virus for the formation of new DNA. Instead of using deoxyadenosine triphosphate, reverse transcriptase uses dideoxyadenosine triphosphate for formation of DNA. This generic medicine does not kill or is not effective in killing existing HIV virus.


Indication:

Generic Videx is used to treat HIV infections.


Side effects:

The patient might suffer from headache and diarrhoea after the intake of generic Videx.

Some user of this medicine might also suffer from persistent muscle ache, weakness, pain in joint, extreme weight loss, numbness, tingling of the hands, legs, tiredness and change in vision.

 

The patient might experience fever, chill, cough, non-healing skin sores, overactive thyroid, nervousness, heat intolerance irregular heartbeat, bulging eyes, unusual growth in the neck or thyroid, commonly known as goitre.

Some users can also suffer from nerve problem that is known as Guillain-Barre Syndrome where the patient feel difficulty in breathing, swallowing, drooping face, paralysis, slurred speech, etc.

The user of generic Videx might also get pain in palm of hand or sole of feet.

Some patient might also get allergic reaction after the intake of generic Videx such as rash itching, dizziness, breathing problem, swelling of face, throat, etc.

Sometimes, the user of this generic medicine might suffer from:

  • Blurred vision

  • Vomiting with blood

  • Abdominal swelling

  • Increased fat in upper back and stomach area

  • Decrease fat content in legs and arm


Drug Interactions:

Generic Videx might interact with following drugs:

  • Tetracycline

  • Fluoroquinolone

  • Ciprofloxacin

  • Allopurinol (Zyloprim)

  • Tenofovir (Viread)

  • Ganciclovir (Cytovene)

  • Vibranycine

  • Minocin

  • Ketoconazole

  • Ribavirin

  • Methadone

  • Pentamidine

  • Stavudine


Dosage:

The patient with weight 60 kg or above should take 400 mg of generic Videx once in a day. The patient with less than 60 kg should take 250 mg once daily.

This medicine can be taken by the patient in empty stomach for the food might reduce the absorption of this medicine.


Missed dose:

In case the patient misses their dose, they should take it as soon as it is remembered. However, if it time for the next dose, missed dose should be skipped and the patient should take it as per their schedule. Intake of extra medicine or double dose is not permitted.


Overdose:

In case the patient suspects for the overdose of the medicine, they should consult to the doctor immediately.


Precautions:

  • Prior taking generic Videx or Didanosine, the patient should tell to the doctor if they are allergic to any medicine or any ingredients present in the tablet.

  • The patient should also tell to the doctor if they have any medical history of pancreatitis, problem related to liver, kidney, gall bladder nerve (peripheral neuropathy), high level of fat in the blood, gall stones, etc.

  • The user of generic Videx should avoid taking alcohol as it might increase the risk in that patient who is suffering from liver problem and pancreas problem.

  • Those patients, who have problem with their heart, should discuss properly with the doctor for its intake as it might increase the risk of heart attack in such patient.

  • If the patient is taking any prescribed or non-prescribed medicine or any herbal product then they should tell to the doctor before taking this medicine so that the doctor can adjust the dose properly.

  • This medicine gets removed by the kidney. With increasing age, the function of kidney gets decline. Therefore, older patient should take proper precaution while using the medicine.

  • Breast-feeding and pregnant patient should discuss with the doctor about the usefulness of generic Videx before taking it.

Generic DIDANOSINE-(di-DAN-oe-seen)
Strength Videx100mg.

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