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DINOSIN 400MG CAPSULE

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MRP: Rs. 1170 for 1 strip(s) (30 capsules each)
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Composition for DINOSIN

Didanosine(400 mg)

food interaction for DINOSIN

alcohol interaction for DINOSIN

pregnancy interaction for DINOSIN

lactation interaction for DINOSIN

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It is better to take Dinosin 400mg capsule empty stomach (1 hour before food or 2 hours after food).
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Dinosin 400mg capsule is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
PROBABLY SAFE
Dinosin 400mg capsule is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE

SALT INFORMATION for DINOSIN

Didanosine(400 mg)

Uses

Dinosin 400mg capsule is used in the treatment of HIV infection.

How it works

Dinosin 400mg capsule is an antiretroviral drug, which belongs to a group of medicine called as nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs). It works by stopping the virus from multiplying in the body.

Common side effects

Peripheral neuropathy, Rash, Abdominal pain, Liver enzyme increased, Abnormal bilirubin levels, Joint pain, Abnormal breast enlargement in male, Chills, Diarrhoea, Dry mouth, Fever, Flatulence, Headache, Hepatitis (viral infection of liver), Increased uric acid level in blood, Loss of appetite, Muscle pain, Nausea, Vomiting, Weakness, Fatigue

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Expert advice for DINOSIN

  • Take precautions while taking didanosine as it may cause conditions such as peripheral neuropathy (numbness, tingling and pain in arms and legs), changes in eye, pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas), changes in body fat distribution, osteonecrosis (death of bone tissue) and reoccurrence of symptoms from previous infections (Immune Reactivation Syndrome) or opportunistic infections (infections due to weakened immune system). 
  • Seek for immediate medical attention if you develop a condition called as lactic acidosis (increased levels of lactic acid in blood), which can turn fatal if not treated; or if you observe any symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and stomach pain.
  • Inform your doctor if you are suffering from or have a history of pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas), kidney or liver diseases (hepatitis B or C infections)
  • Tell your doctor if you are or are planning to become pregnant. Didanosine if consumed in combination with stavudine during pregnancy may increase the chance of lactic acidosis.
  • Patients who are taking didanosine along with ganciclovir, valganciclovir are more prone to side effects and hence require close supervision.

Frequently asked questions for DINOSIN

Didanosine

Q.What is didanosine drug/ what is it used for?
Didanosine is an anti-viral drug which is used in treatment of infections caused by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)

Q.How does didanosine work?
Didanosine is an antiretroviral drug, which belongs to a group of medicine called as nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs). It works by stopping the virus from multiplying in the body.

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Content on this page was last updated on 14 February, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)