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Videx Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is didanosine (Videx)?
- What are the possible side effects of didanosine (Videx)?
- What is the most important information I should know about didanosine (Videx)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking didanosine (Videx)?
- How should I take didanosine (Videx)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Videx)?
- What happens if I overdose (Videx)?
- What should I avoid while taking didanosine (Videx)?
- What other drugs will affect didanosine (Videx)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Videx)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Videx)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include some of the serious side effects listed in this medication guide.
What should I avoid while taking didanosine (Videx)?
Do not drink alcohol. It may increase your risk of liver damage or pancreatitis.
Avoid using antacids without your doctor's advice while taking didanosine. Use only the specific type of antacid your doctor recommends.
Taking this medication will not prevent you from passing HIV to other people. Do not have unprotected sex or share razors or toothbrushes. Talk with your doctor about safe ways to prevent HIV transmission during sex. Sharing drug or medicine needles is never safe, even for a healthy person.
What other drugs will affect didanosine (Videx)?
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- ganciclovir (Cytovene);
- hydroxyurea (Droxia, Hydrea);
- methadone (Diskets, Dolophine, Methadose); or
- tenofovir (Viread, Atripla, Complera, Truvada).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with didanosine. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about didanosine.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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