Treatment Recommendations for Videx

Videx Dosing Recommendations

Refer to the following table for Videx oral solution (liquid) dosing recommendations for adults:
 
Weight
Preferred Videx Dosage
Alternative Videx Dosage
Less than 132 pounds
125 mg twice daily
200 mg once daily
132 pounds or more
200 mg twice daily
400 mg once daily
 
For children, your child's healthcare provider will determine the Videx oral solution dose based on your child's age and body surface area (which is calculated using your child's height and weight). When treating children with Videx, healthcare providers typically recommend using Videx oral solution twice a day.
 
Your healthcare provider may recommend a lower Videx dose if you have kidney disease, if you are taking certain other medications, or if you develop bothersome side effects.
 

General Videx Dosage Information

Some considerations for people taking Videx include the following:
 
  • Videx comes in the form of delayed-release capsules (Videx EC) and as an oral solution (liquid). It is usually taken by mouth once or twice a day.
     
  • It is very important that you take Videx on an empty stomach, at least 30 minutes before or 2 hours after a meal.
     
  • Videx EC capsules must be swallowed whole. Do not chew, crush, or open Videx EC capsules.
     
  • Try to take Videx at the same time(s) every day to maintain an even level of the medication in your blood.
     
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. It is very important that you closely follow your healthcare provider's instructions for taking Videx. Missing doses can increase the chance of the virus developing a resistance to Videx (making it less effective).
     
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your Videx dosage, please talk to your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.

Videx -- HIV Drug Information

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