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  • n. See DDI.

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  • n. 2',3'-dideoxyinosine, a reverse transcriptase inhibitor effective against HIV.

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  • n. an antiviral drug used to combat HIV infection


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Shortening and alteration of dideoxyinosine.


  • Metabolite levels were significantly higher in people who reported taking at least one of four different phthalate-containing medications: mesalamine (a colitis treatment), didanosine (for HIV), omeprazole (an ulcer treatment), and theophylline (for asthma and lung disease).

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  • The lesser-used drug didanosine also increased the heart-attack risk by about 50%.

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  • Food and Drug Administration said it would review abacavir and didanosine to see whether the drugs increase patients 'risk of heart attacks.

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  • In the 517 patients who had heart attacks, 124 had recently taken didanosine and 192 had taken abacavir.

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  • Expectant mothers were also treated with a cocktail of zidovudine and didanosine from week 36 of their pregnancies until one week after delivery.


  • Among the most common antiviral medications are zidovudine (AZT), didanosine (ddI), saquinovir, ritonavir, nevirapine, and the newest, amprenavir.

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  • Antiretroviral regimens for HIV-1 that included non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors NNRTIs, zidovudine, stavudine or didanosine were not permitted.

  • The HIV drug Videx (sold generically as didanosine) may cause fatal liver problems, the FDA has warned.

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