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What is the most important information I should know about VIDEX EC?

VIDEX (pronounced VYE-dex) EC is used to treat adults who are infected with HIV (the human immunodeficiency virus, the virus that causes AIDS).

  • Take VIDEX EC on an empty stomach at least 1.5 hours before or 2 hours after eating or exactly as instructed by your doctor or other healthcare professional.

  • Serious side effects have occurred in some patients taking VIDEX EC including:

    • pancreatitis, a dangerous inflammation of the pancreas. Tell your doctor immediately if you experience stomach pain, nausea, or vomiting;

    • peripheral neuropathy (nerve disorder); symptoms include tingling, burning, pain or numbness in the hands or feet. These symptoms should be reported to your physician;

    • lactic acidosis (severe elevation of lactic acid in the blood), hepatitis (inflammation of the liver), liver damage and/or liver failure especially in patients at high risk for liver problems. Your doctor should check your liver function periodically while you are taking VIDEX EC;

    • vision changes. Have regular eye examinations, and report any changes in vision immediately to your doctor.

  • Inform your doctor if you think you may be allergic to any medicine.

  • Other medicines, including those you can buy without a prescription, may interfere with the actions of VIDEX EC. Do not take any medicine, vitamin, or health store preparation without first checking with your doctor.


What is VIDEX EC?

VIDEX EC is a prescription medicine used to treat adults who are infected with HIV (the human immunodeficiency virus, the virus that causes AIDS). VIDEX EC belongs to a class of drugs called nucleoside analogues. It prevents HIV from copying itself once the virus has entered cells of your immune system (called CD4 cells). In this manner, VIDEX EC helps your body maintain its supply of CD4 cells, which are important for fighting HIV and other infections.

In VIDEX EC, an enteric coating is used to protect the medicine while it is in your stomach since stomach acids can break it down. The enteric coating dissolves when the medicine reaches your small intestine.


Will VIDEX EC cure my infection?

No. At present there is no cure for HIV infection. Even while taking VIDEX EC, you may continue to have HIV-related illnesses, including infections with other disease-producing organisms. Continue to see your doctor regularly and report any medical problems that occur.


Will VIDEX EC prevent my giving HIV to others?

No. VIDEX EC does not prevent a patient infected with HIV from passing the virus to other people. To protect others, the patient infected with HIV must continue to practice safe sex and take precautions to prevent others from coming in contact with their blood and other body fluids.


How do I take VIDEX EC ? How do I store Videx EC?

VIDEX EC should only be taken once daily.

Your doctor will determine the strength of your dose based on your body weight, kidney and liver function, and any side effects that you may have had with other medications. Take VIDEX EC exactly as instructed. VIDEX EC should be taken on an empty stomach, at least 1.5 hours before or 2 hours after eating, and should NOT be taken with food. Try not to miss a dose, but if you do, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your regular dosing schedule.

VIDEX EC capsules should be swallowed intact and not chewed and should be stored in tightly closed bottles at room temperature (15-30°C).


Who should not take VIDEX EC?

Do not take VIDEX EC if you are allergic to any of its ingredients. Besides the active ingredient didanosine, VIDEX EC preparations contain the following inactive ingredients in the beadlets: sodium starch glycolate, carboxymethylcellulose sodium, methacrylic acid copolymer, diethyl phthalate, talc, and sodium hydroxide. Inactive ingredients in the capsule shell include: gelatin, titanium dioxide, and sodium lauryl sulfate. Capsules are imprinted with edible ink.

Tell your doctor if you think you have had an allergic reaction to any of these ingredients.

VIDEX EC is not recommended for use in children.


What are the possible side effects for Videx EC of VIDEX EC?

Like any medicine, VIDEX EC may cause unwanted effects, although it is not always possible to tell whether such effects are caused by VIDEX EC, another medication you may be taking, or the HIV infection. Most side effects of VIDEX EC cause only discomfort and are not considered serious.

The most serious side effect of VIDEX EC is pancreatitis. Pancreatitis is a dangerous inflammation of the pancreas which may be fatal. Tell your doctor immediately if you experience stomach pain, nausea, or vomiting. Let your doctor know if you have had pancreatitis before taking VIDEX EC because this condition occurs more often in patients who have experienced it previously. It is also more likely in people with advanced HIV disease, but can occur at any disease stage. If you experience pancreatitis, your doctor will tell you to stop taking VIDEX EC.

Other serious side effects that have occurred in some patients taking VIDEX EC included:

  • Peripheral neuropathy (nerve disorder); symptoms include tingling, burning, pain or numbness in the hands or feet. These symptoms should be reported to your physician. This toxicity occurs more often in patients who have experienced it previously. There are other medications including alcohol which may exacerbate this toxicity.

  • Lactic acidosis (severe elevation of lactic acid in the blood), hepatitis (inflammation of the liver), liver damage, and liver failure. These side effects were rare and usually occurred in adults with advanced HIV disease or who were taking more than one drug for their HIV infection. Your doctor should check your liver function periodically while you are taking VIDEX EC , especially if you have a history of heavy alcohol use or a liver problem.

  • Vision changes. Because of possible effects from VIDEX EC on the nerves in the eye, have regular eye examinations and report any changes in vision immediately to your doctor.

  • Changes in body fat have been seen in some patients taking antiretroviral therapy. These changes may include increased amount of fat in the upper back and neck (“buffalo hump”), breasts, and around the trunk. Loss of fat from the legs, arms and face may also happen. The cause and long term health effects of these conditions are not known at this time.

The most frequent side effects observed in studies of adults taking the recommended dose of VIDEX EC were diarrhea, peripheral neuropathy, nausea, headache, rash, and vomiting. It was not always possible to determine which side effects were related to VIDEX EC and which were related to HIV infection or other condition.


What should I avoid while taking VIDEX EC?

Avoid drinking alcoholic beverages while taking VIDEX EC since alcohol may increase your risk of pancreatitis or liver damage. Other medicines, including those you can buy without a prescription, may interfere with the actions of VIDEX EC. Do not take any medicine, vitamin, or other health preparation without first checking with your doctor.

Some medicines should not be taken at the same time of day that you take VIDEX EC as they may interfere with the action of VIDEX EC or may increase the possibility of experiencing side effects. Check with your doctor. These medicines include: methadone, tenofovir, and ganciclovir.

Other medicines for example allopurinol and, ribavarin should not be taken with VIDEX EC.

However, because VIDEX EC capsules do not contain an antacid component, they can be taken with tetracycline or quinolone anti-infective agents. There is also no drug-drug interaction between VIDEX EC capsules and indinavir, therefore, these two products can be taken together.


Can I take VIDEX EC if I am pregnant or nursing a baby?

Experts advise against breast-feeding if you are HIV-positive. Because studies have shown VIDEX EC to be present in the breast milk of animals receiving the drug, it is may be present in human breast milk. Therefore, you should not breast-feed if infected with HIV, to avoid passing HIV to your baby.

It is not known if VIDEX EC can harm a human fetus, so VIDEX EC should be used during pregnancy only after discussion with your doctor. Tell your doctor if you become pregnant or plan to become pregnant while taking VIDEX EC.


What else should I know about VIDEX EC?

If you are required to limit sodium (salt) intake: The sodium content in VIDEX EC is minimal, 0.53 mg for the 125-mg capsule formulation, 0.85 mg for the 200-mg capsules formulation, 1.06 mg for the 250-mg capsule formulation, and 1.70 mg for the 400-mg formulation.

If you have kidney disease: If your kidneys are not working properly, your doctor may need to monitor your kidney function while you take VIDEX EC. Also, your dosage of VIDEX EC may be lowered.


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