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Generic: Didanosine
It is used with other medicines to treat HIV
               



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What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

Do not take this medicine with the following medications:
  • allopurinol
  • ribavirin
  • zalcitabine, ddC

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

  • antacids
  • delavirdine
  • ganciclovir
  • hydroxyurea
  • indinavir
  • itraconazole
  • ketoconazole
  • methadone
  • some antibiotics like ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin, tetracycline
  • stavudine, d4T
  • tenofovir

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular check ups. Discuss any new symptoms with your doctor. You will need to have important blood work done while on this medicine.

HIV is spread to others through sexual or blood contact. Talk to your doctor about how to stop the spread of HIV.

Do not treat severe stomach pain, nausea or vomiting with over- the- counter medicines. Contact your doctor.

Alcohol can increase the risk of developing severe side effects when taken with this medicine. Avoid alcoholic drinks.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • changes in vision
  • nausea, vomiting, unusual stomach upset or pain
  • tingling, pain or numbness in the hands or feet
  • unusual bleeding or bruising
  • unusually weak or tired

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • diarrhea
  • dry mouth or eyes
  • headache
  • heartburn or gas
  • loss of appetite
  • muscle pain
  • skin rash
  • weight gain around waist, back, or thinning of face, arms, legs

               

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

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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