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What happens if I miss a dose (Videx, Videx EC)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Videx, Videx EC)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include some of the serious side effects listed in this medication guide.
What should I avoid while taking didanosine (Videx, Videx EC)?
Do not drink alcohol. It may increase your risk of liver damage or pancreatitis.
Avoid using antacids without your doctor's advice while taking didanosine. Use only the specific type of antacid your doctor recommends.
Taking this medication will not prevent you from passing HIV to other people. Do not have unprotected sex or share razors or toothbrushes. Talk with your doctor about safe ways to prevent HIV transmission during sex. Sharing drug or medicine needles is never safe, even for a healthy person.
What other drugs will affect didanosine (Videx, Videx EC)?
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with didanosine. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about didanosine.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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