didanosine delayed-release - oral, Videx EC
GENERIC NAME: DIDANOSINE DELAYED-RELEASE - ORAL (dye-DAN-oh-seen)
BRAND NAME(S): Videx EC
WARNING: Rarely, didanosine has caused a severe (sometimes fatal) pancreas problem (pancreatitis) when used alone or with other HIV medicines. Immediately tell your doctor if you develop symptoms of pancreatitis (persistent nausea/vomiting, stomach/abdominal/back pain).
Rarely, didanosine has caused a severe (sometimes fatal) liver and blood problem (lactic acidosis). Immediately tell your doctor if you develop symptoms of liver problems (persistent nausea, stomach/abdominal pain, dark urine, yellowing eyes/skin) or lactic acidosis (rapid breathing, drowsiness, muscle aches, severe weakness). Pregnant women with HIV may be more likely to have this problem. Liver and pancreas problems may be more likely if didanosine is used in combination with hydroxyurea and/or another HIV medicine (stavudine).
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