Videx (didanosine)

The following drug information is obtained from various newswires, published medical journal articles, and medical conference presentations.

Approval Status:

Approved June 1996

Specific Treatments:

HIV infection

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General Information

A smaller dosage of Videx has been approved for the treatment of HIV infection in adults and children when antiretroviral therapy is warranted. The new Videx tablet is 35% smaller than the original tablet. In addition, the taste has been improved with a mandarin orange flavor. The new Videx tablets will be manufactured in 25 mg, 50 mg, 100 mg, and 150 mg tablets. The new tablet will be available immediately.

Clinical Results

Recent results from four large-scale clinical trials show that Vide; either alone or in combination, delays the onset of AIDS and improves survival.

Mechanism of Action

Videx belongs to a class of drugs known as nucleoside analogs. It works by inhibiting reverse transcriptase, an enzyme required for replication of HIV.