Generic Videx

Generic Videx is available under the names Didanosine delayed-release capsules and Didanosine oral solution. There are several strengths of generic Videx available for the capsules, and one strength available for the oral solution. The FDA has assigned generic Videx an "AB" rating, meaning the generic medication should be equivalent to the brand-name medicine.

Generic Videx: An Overview

Videx® (didanosine) is a prescription medication used in the treatment of HIV and AIDS. Videx belongs to a class of medications known as nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (also known as NRTIs). Videx is approved to be used only in combination with other HIV medications.
Videx was first made by Bristol-Myers Squibb Company. However, it has since come off patent and is now available as a generic.

Strengths of Generic Videx

Generic Videx is available in the following strengths and forms:
  • Didanosine 125-mg delayed-release capsules
  • Didanosine 200-mg delayed-release capsules
  • Didanosine 250-mg delayed-release capsules
  • Didanosine 400-mg delayed-release capsules
  • Didanosine 10-mg per mL oral solution.

Who Makes Generic Videx?

Generic Videx is made by the following manufacturers of generic medications:
  • Barr Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Matrix Laboratories, Limited 
  • Aurobindo Pharma.

Is Generic Didanosine as Good as Videx?

All generic medications must go through certain tests to compare them to brand-name medications. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) then looks at these tests to decide whether the generics are equivalent to the brand-name drugs, and assigns each generic a rating. An "AB" rating means that the FDA has determined that a generic medication is equivalent to the brand-name version. All of the generic didanosine versions currently available have an "AB" rating, meaning they should be equivalent to Videx.
However, generic medications are allowed to have different inactive ingredients than the brand-name medication. This might include fillers, dyes, or other ingredients that may cause problems for people with allergies or sensitivities.

Videx -- HIV Drug Information

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