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Approved for use in adults and children as young as two weeks old, Videx® (didanosine) is a prescription drug used to treat AIDS and HIV. It belongs to a group of medications known as nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs). Videx comes in the form of delayed-release capsules (Videx EC) and as an oral solution (liquid). Typically, it is taken by mouth once or twice a day, depending on the product being used.
In order to determine if Videx is the right HIV drug for you, your healthcare provider needs information on your complete medical history and any other medicines you are taking -- including nonprescription products, vitamins, and supplements. This drug is not right for everyone, and it can react negatively with certain medications.
(For more information on using this drug to treat HIV, click Videx. This article provides a more in-depth discussion, explaining how Videx works, what to expect, and more.)
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