Dinex EC (Didanosine Delayed - Release 400mg Capsules)

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Dinex EC (Didanosine Delayed - Release 400mg Capsules) Introduction

Dinex EC (Didanosine Delayed - Release 400mg Capsules) is an oral antiretroviral agent which is active against HIV infection. This drug is a synthetic purine derivative and similar to stavudine and zidovudine which inhibits the reverse transcriptase enzyme. The drug blocks reproduction of the human immunodeficiency virus which affects people causing AIDS. It inhibits replication of HIV by preventing DNA replication. It is used in combination with other antiretroviral drugs in the treatment of HIV infection and AIDS.

 

Dinex EC (Didanosine Delayed - Release 400mg Capsules) Use

This drug is known to be used as treatment to HIV infection and postexposure prevention following occupational or nonoccupational exposure to HIV with other antiretrovirals.

 

Dinex EC (Didanosine Delayed - Release 400mg Capsules) Dosage and administration

The recommended total daily dose is based on body weight and administered as one capsule given once a day. The recommended total daily dose of pediatric patients with a weight of less than 20 kg and who can swallow is based on body weight. The initial dose is 250 mg while doctor may also increase the dose up to 400 mg. Doses may be taken in 1 to 2 divided doses. In infants, dose is 50 to 100 mg/m2 twice daily.

 

Dinex EC (Didanosine Delayed - Release 400mg Capsules) Important Precautions

Give drug on an empty stomach at least 30 minutes before or 2 hours after meals to avoid decreasing the absorption. IF pancreatitis is suspected, stop giving the drug and don't continue until pancreatitis is ruled out. Adequate hydration is required unless instructed to restrict fluid intake. Inform those with preexisting liver dysfunction that hepatoxicity may result due to therapy. Inform physician if you have a kidney disease, since you may need a lower dosage. Take drug at exact prescribed timing since missing doses may increase the chance of virus becoming resistant to HIV medications.

 

Dinex EC (Didanosine Delayed - Release 400mg Capsules) Side effects

The common side effects of the drug are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or changes in body fat. Report immediately if there are instances of any loss of sensation, numbness, or tingling in fingers, toes or feet; persistent unresolved abdominal distress, changes in vision, or signs of infection such as burning on urination, perineal itching, and white plaques in mouth, unhealed sores, persistent sore throat and cough. Adverse reactions may also occur such as aggressive reaction, allergic reaction, convulsion, liver failure and neuropathy.


Other important Information on Dinex Ec Capsule

Missing a dose

In case you miss a dose, take it as soon as you notice. If it is close to the time of your next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your dosing schedule. Do not take extra dose to make up for a missed dose. If you are regularly missing doses, consider setting an alarm or asking a family member to remind you. Please consult your doctor to discuss changes in your dosing schedule or a new schedule to make up for missed doses, if you have missed too many doses recently.


Overdosage of Dinex EC (Didanosine Delayed - Release 400mg Capsules)

Do not take more than prescribed dose. Taking more medication will not improve your symptoms; rather they may cause poisoning or serious side effects. If you suspect that you or anyone else who may have overdosed of Dinex EC (Didanosine Delayed - Release 400mg Capsules), please go to the emergency department of the closest hospital or nursing home. Bring a medicine box, container, or label with you to help doctors with necessary information.

Do not give your medicines to other people even if you know that they have the same condition or it seems that they may have similar conditions. This may lead to overdosage.

 

Storage of Dinex EC (Didanosine Delayed - Release 400mg Capsules)

Store medicines at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Do not freeze medicines unless required by package insert. Keep medicines away from children and pets.

Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into drainage unless instructed to do so. Medication discarded in this manner may contaminate the environment. Please consult your pharmacist or doctor for more details on how to safely discard Dinex EC (Didanosine Delayed - Release 400mg Capsules).


Expired Dinex EC (Didanosine Delayed - Release 400mg Capsules)

Taking a single dose of expired Dinex EC (Didanosine Delayed - Release 400mg Capsules) is unlikely to produce an adverse event. However, please discuss with your primary health provider or pharmacist for proper advice or if you feel unwell or sick. Expired drug may become ineffective in treating your prescribed conditions. To be on the safe side, it is important not to take expired drug. If you have a chronic illness that requires taking medicine constantly such as heart condition, seizures, and life-threatening allergies, you are much safer keeping in touch with your primary health care provider so that you can have a fresh supply of unexpired medications.

  • Availability: 10000
  • Model: Dinex EC 400
  • Manufacturer: Cipla

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