Didanosine, in combination with other antiretroviral drugs, is used for the treatment of HIV-1. It functions by inhibiting the growth of the virus. The medicine is to be administered orally. This medication must be taken on an empty stomach.
Your doctor will recommend you the dosage by discussing about your medical history and other factors. Serious adverse effects of the medicine include inflammation of the pancreas, liver disorders and build up of lactic acid in the body.
The possible side effects are anorexia, anemia, sialadenitis, thrombocytopenia, hyperglycaemia. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding must consult doctor before using this medication. Inform your doctor about your medical history, medications used and your allergies.
The drug is used to treat:
Is It safe with alcohol?Consult your doctor before consuming alcohol.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?Women who are pregnant must consult doctor before using this drug.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?In case of breastfeeding, you must consult the doctor.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?There is no interaction between driving and consuming this drug. So dose alteration is not needed.
Does this affect kidney function?Caution should be used in patients with renal impairment.
Does this affect liver function?Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Are there any missed dose instructions?Missed dose should be taken as soon as possible. It is recommended to skip your missed dose, if it is the time for your next scheduled dose.
Are there any overdose instructions?Consult your doctor in case of overdose.
Didanosine drug is used against HIV/AIDS. Its intracellular metabolism converts it into dideoxyadenosine triphosphate (ddATP) responsible for inhibiting HIV reverse transcriptase enzyme. The inhibitory action of ddATP competes with that of natural dATP. The drug terminates viral DNA growth by incorporating itself in the viral DNA.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Medicine
MedicineThis drug interacts with Tenofovir, Allopurinol, Tenofovir disoproxil fumarate, etc.
Interaction with Disease
DiseaseDo not use this medication, if you suffer from liver disease, peripheral neuropathy, etc.
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Ques: Should I use Didanosine empty stomach, before food or after food?
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