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    Information about Didanosine

    Didanosine uses

    Didanosine is used in the treatment of HIV infection.

    How didanosine works

    Didanosine is an antiviral medication. It prevents the multiplication of virus in human cells. This stops the virus from producing new viruses and clears up your infection.

    Common side effects of didanosine

    Fatigue, Headache, Nausea, Dizziness
    Content Details
    Written By
    Dr. Love Sharma
    PhD (Pharmacology), PGDPRA
    Reviewed By
    Dr. Shilpa Garcha
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    27 Dec 2019 | 01:08 PM (IST)
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    Available Medicine for Didanosine

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    Expert advice for Didanosine

    • In combination with other medicines, it is used for the treatment of HIV infections.
    • Take it with food, as this increases the absorption of the medicine into the body.
    • Didanosine may cause dizziness or sleepiness. Do not drive or do anything requiring concentration until you know how it affects you.
    • You may still develop infections or other illnesses associated with viral infection while taking this medication.
    • You can also pass on HIV or HBV to others. Don't share needles or personal items that can have blood or body fluids on them.
    • During treatment and for at least six months after stopping this medicine, regular blood tests are needed to monitor your liver function, level of hepatitis B virus and blood cells in your blood.

    Frequently asked questions for 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.

    Content on this page was last updated on 27 December, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)